Apple Sour Cream Pound Cake w/ CiderĀ Glaze

November 19, 2020
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Photo by HeidiMoyer
  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Serves 6-8
Author Notes

This pound cake is so nice, with warming flavors to remind you of autumn and winter: vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg... and of course, the apples. Yet the sour cream gives a hint of tart to keep the cake from being too spicy or cloying and the buckwheat flour adds a pleasant, earthy edge. All in all, it's delicious, (with less butter than a typical pound cake). The cider glaze has only three ingredients and pulls the entire thing together for one damn-good snack-y dessert recipe. —HeidiMoyer

What You'll Need
  • 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon + 1/2 tsp.
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves + 1/8 tsp.
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg + a pinch
  • 1/2 zest of lemon
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider
  1. Preheat oven to 350*, grease and line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the butter with the sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and lemon zest. Mix until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, buckwheat flour, baking powder, salt, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. cloves and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg. Add slowly while combining into the butter mixture.
  4. In a measuring glass, whisk together the sour cream and milk, then fold into the batter.
  5. Peel then grate the apple. Fold into the batter. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 1 hour, or until cake is pulling away from the sides and a tester comes out clean. Cool.
  6. Make the cider glaze: mix powdered sugar, cider, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/8 tsp. ground cloves and a pinch of ground nutmeg together until smooth. Pour over the cooled loaf.
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