Apple Cider Pudding Cake

If I could have bottled up the smell of this cake cooking, I would! Yankee Candle's got nothin' on actual baking apples and cinnamon!

So, this goddamn cake was and is amazing! It wasn't that difficult to make either, which is always nice. PLUS, I already had all of the ingredients in the house, so it was a win/win situation.

Apple Cider Pudding Cake aka Fall in Cake Form


  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups chopped Granny Smith apples

Boiling Mixture

  • 1 cup apple cider (apple juice can be substituted if apple cider can't be found)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter


Butter an 8x8 inch square baking dish. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, soda, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. In another bowl, whisk together the egg, 1 cup brown sugar, milk, melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients until just combined. Gently fold in apples. Spread in prepared pan.

In a small saucepan, bring apple cider, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 cup brown sugar to a boil.

Pour slowly and carefully over the batter.

Bake for 35 minutes. Meanwhile, cut butter into streusel ingredients with a fork or pastry blender until butter is cut and mixture is crumbly. After the cake has baked for 35 minutes, sprinkle streusel topping evenly over the cake and bake 8-10 minutes more.

My streusel may not be pretty, but still tastes damn delicious!