Culinary Corner: Sparkling Cider Pound Cake

Utah’s hidden gem. The pound cake is incredible and completely reminds me of fall with every bite. Using sparkling apple cider in the batter and the glaze gives it a delicious and unique flavor.


3/4 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 large eggs

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup sparkling apple cider

     For the Glaze:

3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar

3 to 4 teaspoons sparkling apple cider


Preheat oven to 350°. Line bottom of a greased 9×5-in. loaf pan with parchment paper; grease paper.

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with cider, beating well after each addition.

Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

In a small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth; spoon over top of cake, allowing it to flow over sides.

*Original recipe from