Now that I have shared how to make the Thanksgiving Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Lima Beans, and Cranberry Brussel Sprouts, what’s left? Dessert! There are a lot of delicious options for Thanksgiving dessert. Apple pie, pumpkin pie, apple cake (my favorite but its a secret family recipe), pecan pie, cheesecake, lemon chess pie….those are just a few of the most popular sweet treats to savor on Thanksgiving. My family always toasts our Thanksgiving dessert with sparkling cider so what better complement than to include sparkling cider in our dessert! Sparkling Cider Cake |


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated 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
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons sparkling apple cider


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line bottom of a greased 9×5-in. loaf pan with parchment paper; spray paper with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until combined 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.
  3. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove and transfer to a wire rack. Cool completely.
  4. For Glaze: In a small bowl, mix together powdered sugar and apple cider. Mix until smooth. Spoon over top of cake, allowing it to flow over sides. Sparkling Cider Cake | Sparkling Cider Cake | Sparkling Cider Cake |

What dessert are you serving this year?

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