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Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts

Updated: Aug 11, 2023

These baked apple cider doughnuts are moist, full of spice, and delicious- everything you want in your fall dessert.

Baked Apple Cider Doughnuts


  • 2 cups cake flour

  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice mix

  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon, separated

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, separated

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar

  • 3/4 cup sugar, separated

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup apple cider


  1. In a bowl, combine the cake flour, baking powder, salt, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice.

  2. In a separate bowl, use a mixer to cream 1 cup butter, brown sugar, and 1/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy. 

  3. Add the eggs and vanilla extract. Gradually add the flour mixture and apple cider. Mix until combined. Make sure not to over mix your batter. 

  4. Using a piping bag, fill two greased doughnut pans.

  5. Bake until golden brown at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

  6. While the doughnuts bake, melt the remaining butter, and brush the doughnuts with butter once cooled. 

  7. Combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon, and cover the doughnuts with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

  8. Serve warm.


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