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Apple Cider Donuts

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I’ve made Apple Cider Cupcakes, and Apple Cider Caramels, a Caramel Apple Fudge that uses apple cider as an ingredient… so it’s safe to say I love apple cider and its fun flavors!  The spice of cinnamon with the tart apple is an amazing combination. After cupcakes, caramels, and fudge, the next logical thing to create was an apple cider donut! These are really fun, and can be iced with caramel, or sprinkled with a cinnamon, sugar & brown sugar combo.

I got my muffin pan at Target, but you can get them in TONS of different shapes from Amazon.  I also love to use Spiced Alpine Apple Cider packets that I get at my grocery store, but you can use any brand you like.  Ready? Let’s make some donuts!

What you need:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg (room temp)
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 packet apple cider powder mix (.74oz or close to that)
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Caramel Icing 

If you plan to use this for all of the donuts, use 25 caramels and 2.5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream.

  • 10 caramels
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Cinnamon & Sugars

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Make them:

Preheat oven to 400

Lightly spray the donut cups

In a bowl, hand mix all of the donut ingredients and stir until just combined

Bake 10-12 minutes

For caramel icing: let donuts cool before dipping tops into caramel

For cinnamon & sugars: while the donuts are warm, press them into the mixture and coat

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5 from 2 votes

Apple Cider Donuts

These super easy donuts are perfect for the fall and holiday season! Plus, you can dip them in caramel or a cinnamon & sugars combination!

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg room temp
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 packet apple cider powder mix .74oz or close to that
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Caramel Icing

  • If you plan to use this for all of the donuts use 25 caramels and 2.5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream.
  • 10 caramels
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Cinnamon & Sugars

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400
  • Lightly spray the donut cups
  • In a bowl, hand mix all of the donut ingredients and stir until just combined
  • Bake 10-12 minutes
  • For caramel icing: let donuts cool before dipping tops into caramel
  • For cinnamon & sugars: while the donuts are warm, press them into the mixture and coat

Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.

3 Comments

  1. Bea LaRocca Reply

    These look delicious! Another recipe that I’ve bookmarked. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Dorothy Boucher Reply

    5 stars
    These look so delicious!! I don’t know how to make donuts but if I did , they would all be Autumn donuts LOLL, ok maybe not but I do love apple cider donuts . Thanks for sharing.
    @tisonlyme143

  3. 5 stars
    These look and sounds amazing. I’m looking forward to making these soon.

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