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Apple Cider Donuts

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Level: Easy

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12

Description

Bake these donuts for a perfect fall breakfast!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE DONUTS:
  • 2 cups Flour
  • ¾ cups Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoons Allspice
  • ½ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ½ cups Apple Cider
  • ¼ cups Applesauce
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • FOR THE TOPPING:
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider
  • 1-¼ cup Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Allspice
  • ¼ cups Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

Preparation

In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. Mix until blended. Add in the apple cider, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat for about 2 minutes until smooth and creamy.

Lightly grease a doughnut pan (I use Norpro brand). Pour batter into a large Ziploc bag, seal the bag, and snip off the corner. I find this the easiest and cleanest way to get batter into pan without dripping. Pipe the batter into the prepared pan.

Bake doughnuts in a 325ºF oven for about 10 minutes, until they spring back when touched. Remove from the oven and cool slightly before removing from pan.

To make the glaze, whisk together the apple cider, powdered sugar and allspice until completely smooth.

In a separate bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon.

Dip each doughnut into the glaze (top of doughnut only) and then into cinnamon/sugar mix. The glaze will run down the sides and coat nearly the whole donut. Allow to dry on a cooling rack. Enjoy!

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adeline on 10.6.2011

I looked on her baking site…it’s 3/4 cup of sugar

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javagirl54 on 10.6.2011

Noticed the omission of sugar too, so I checked on your blog (3/4 cup). Question though… if I don’t have a doughnut pan, what else could I use as a substitute? Thanks!

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Tabby on 10.6.2011

Would love to try these, but looks like you omitted the amount of sugar to put in the donut……

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vlmarston on 12.4.2012

Made these yummy donuts this weekend.Love them, easy and so good.They remind me of the donuts we used to get from a cider mill close to my home town. Thanks!

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Kendra B on 11.4.2012

While these donuts didn’t have a notable apple flavor, they are really very delicious. My husband said we are going to call them Spice Cake donuts…because that is what they taste like. Easy to make. I am at 800 ft elevation and I baked them at 325 for 12 minutes. I got 16 donuts out of this recipe. My rodeo drill team devoured 10 of them right off the bat at practice today :)

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The Suzzzz on 10.31.2012

This was a good and simple recipe to make. I was hoping for more of an apple flavor, the spices kind of overwhelmed the apple taste in my first batch. Also I’m at about 4000ft altitude and they were still almost raw when I baked them at 325 for 10 minutes. The second batch I made i caramelized some shredded apples on the stove with a little lemon juice and brown sugar and added that to the batter, I turned the heat up to 350 and baked for about 13 minutes, then I added shredded apples to the glaze, and they turned out out really well. Thanks for sharing!

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Laurie {Simply Scratch} on 10.28.2012

These are crazy easy and they taste AMAZING! From the doughnut to the glaze to the cinnamon and sugar… it’s pretty much fall in doughnut form!

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LizardRockRanch on 10.28.2012

Made these for the first time this morning and they were wonderful! Made the recipe exactly as stated with no variation and they were fast, simple and very easy. I finally have a great recipe for my donut pan.

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