Baked apple cider donuts will be a Fall favorite. These delicious cake donuts are infused with apple cider in each bite. The entire recipe is easy and bakes in minutes.

Baked apple cider donuts will be a Fall favorite. These delicious cake donuts are infused with apple cider in each bite for the best treat.
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Baked apple cider donuts

It’s time for Fall and baking! This recipe for apple cider donuts is a great way to start. No frying required and the entire recipe is super easy.

Try these for breakfast and make sure to serve them warm. My kiddos love to snack on these and I think they are great with a cup of coffee.

Once you make them, you will be hooked! We make these every year once apple season rolls around.

Not only do they taste great but your house will smell amazing as they bake. You are going to love them!

My family also loves when I make Krispy Kreme Donut Holes. See more donut recipes.

Baked apple cider donuts will be a Fall favorite. These delicious cake donuts are infused with apple cider in each bite for the best treat.

Ingredients

  • Apple Cider 
  • Flour 
  • Baking Soda 
  • Baking Powder 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Nutmeg 
  • Salt 
  • Butter
  • Large Egg 
  • Brown Sugar 
  • Sugar 
  • milk – make sure it is room temperature 
  • Vanilla Extract 

FOR THE TOPPING: 

  • Sugar 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Nutmeg
  • Butter

Baked apple cider donuts will be a Fall favorite. These delicious cake donuts are infused with apple cider in each bite for the best treat.

How to make baked apple cider donuts:

Let’s start by making the donuts

Go ahead and heat the apple cider in a small saucepan.  This needs to come to a gentle boil.

Next, let the apple cider simmer until you only have about ½ of a cup left in the saucepan. Normally this takes about 10 to 20 minutes. 

Now, remove this from the heat and let it cool.  

Baked apple cider donuts will be a Fall favorite. These delicious cake donuts are infused with apple cider in each bite for the best treat.

While the mixture is cooling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. You will need a donut pan. Make sure to spray it with cooking spray.

Tip: You can use a muffin pan but of course it wouldn’t have the donut shape.

Next, get a mixing bowl out. Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.  Whisk this together.

Get out a separate bowl and whisk together the egg, brown sugar and sugar until it is mixed together really good.

Baked apple cider donuts will be a Fall favorite. These delicious cake donuts are infused with apple cider in each bite for the best treat.

I told you it was easy!

Next, whisk in the melted butter. Now, add the apple cider from the saucepan, milk and vanilla extract.

Mix this until it is just combined. You don’t want to over mix it. The batter will be thick but this is normal.

Take the batter and start to pour it evenly into the donut pan. You only want to fill each donut section about halfway full.

Tip: You can use a spoon but I find that it’s easiest to use a piping bag to fill the donut pan. If you don’t have a piping bag, you can put the batter in a large ziplock bag and cut the corner off the bag to pipe the batter into the pan.  

Finally, bake the donuts for 10 to 11 minutes. You should be able to insert a toothpick into the center of the donuts and it comes out clean. 

The donuts need to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before you transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Baked apple cider donuts will be a Fall favorite. These delicious cake donuts are infused with apple cider in each bite for the best treat.

Time to make the topping.

First, combine the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl.  That is it!

Baked apple cider donuts will be a Fall favorite. These delicious cake donuts are infused with apple cider in each bite for the best treat.

After the donuts have cooled slightly and they are not too hot to handle, dip the donuts into the melted butter. Then coat them with the cinnamon sugar topping mixture you just made.

It’s that easy to make apple cider donut recipe.

Baked apple cider donuts will be a Fall favorite. These delicious cake donuts are infused with apple cider in each bite for the best treat.

How to store:

You might not have leftovers but if you do, they will keep between 2 to 5 days depending on how you store them.

Leftovers can be stored at room temperature inside an airtight container for up to 2 days. You can also store in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 5 days.

Baked apple cider donuts will be a Fall favorite. These delicious cake donuts are infused with apple cider in each bite for the best treat.

Topping variations:

  • Caramel sauce– try drizzling this over the donut. You can do this instead of the cinnamon sugar or with it!
  • Glaze- Make a simple glaze with powdered sugar and milk until it is the desired consistency. Drizzle all over the donut.
  • Frosting- Cream cheese frosting is my absolute favorite. Try it on the donuts for a decadent treat.
  • Ice cream- Yes, you read that right! We love to top the donuts with ice cream like a sundae and then drizzle caramel all over. It is SO amazing. It’s a must try!

There are so many delicious ways to enjoy these donuts. Let me know what you top them with.

Easy apple cider donuts

Once you try it, you will be hooked! These are the best.

Baked apple cider donuts will be a Fall favorite. These delicious cake donuts are infused with apple cider in each bite for the best treat.

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Baked Apple Cider Donuts 

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Baked apple cider donuts will be a Fall favorite. These delicious cake donuts are infused with apple cider in each bite for the best treat.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Calories 287

Ingredients

Instructions

  • FOR THE DONUTS:
  • Heat the apple cider in a small saucepan.  Bring the cider to a gentle boil and let the cider simmer until there is approximately ½ of a cup remaining in the saucepan (this should take approximately 10-20 minutes).  Remove from the heat and let cool.
  • Then preheat an oven to 350 degrees F and spray a donut pan with a non stick cooking spray.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • Then in a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, brown sugar and sugar until well combined.  Next whisk in the melted butter.  Then add in the apple cider from the saucepan, milk and vanilla extract until just combined (do not over mix).  The batter will be thick.
  • Pour the mixture evenly into the donut pan filling each one about halfway full. I find that it’s easiest to use a piping bag to fill the donut pan or place the batter in a large ziplock bag and cut the corner off the bag to pipe the batter into the pan.
  • Then bake for 10-11 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the donuts comes out clean.  Let the donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  • Combine the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl.
  • Once the donuts have cooled slightly and can be handled.  Dip the donuts in the melted butter and then coat them with the cinnamon sugar topping mixture.
  • Serve the donuts immediately while warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Leftovers can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 287kcal, Carbohydrates 54g, Protein 3g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 31mg, Sodium 234mg, Potassium 74mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 37g, Vitamin A 225IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 36mg, Iron 1mg

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