By Elizabeth Branch
Updated September 08, 2014

Southern Living's September issue is bursting at the seams with apple recipes. Apples, caramel sauce, and cider are some of my very favorite things about fall, so I was excited to see these Mini Apple Cider Pound Cakes in addition to the amazing Apple Stack Cake on the cover. I love that these two cake recipes are on opposite ends of the spectrum: show-stopping layer cake, and easy, simple pound cakes.

This recipe makes six mini pound cakes, which are flavored with a little apple pie spice, a pinch of ground cloves, and of course, apple cider. As if this isn't enough, the recipe gives you three different options for toppings!

Streusel is always a good choice, and this streusel recipe includes chopped pecans and a dash of apple pie spice. The second option is a bourbon glaze, and the third is a lemon-sugar glaze. If you're indecisive like me, it might be a hard decision to choose just one of these toppings. But like I mentioned before, this recipe makes multiple cakes! That way, there's something for everyone, and you can taste a little piece of each.

Welcome fall with a cup of coffee and a slice of Apple Cider Pound Cake!