Love and Confections: Apple Cider Baked Doughnuts

December 3, 2013

Apple Cider Baked Doughnuts

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend! Now that it is December, I am counting down the days until Baby L&C makes her appearance. We are so excited (and scared - first-time Mom here) and ready to meet our little one. I have been doing some last minute baking to prep for baby down-time from the Blog. Hoping she holds out so I can get a few more recipes done. Speaking of recipes, here is one that I have wanted to try for a while...

I love doughnuts! Who doesn't? I mean, when you decide to go to the local mom & pop donut shop to celebrate your birthday, it's kind of a given. I love all kinds of doughnuts: baked, fried, filled, etc. There is no doughnut snobbery in this household.

I was given the opportunity to try out King Arthur Flour's Doughnut Pan recently. Aside from doughnuts, this pan is great for making Breakfast Sandwiches. King Arthur Flour also gave me a bottle of Boiled Cider to try out - man is this stuff good! There was no question when I decided to make Apple Cider Doughnuts for my first doughnut-making experience - I know, never made doughnuts. It's crazy, especially since they are so easy to make.

This is a great doughnut pan. It bakes evenly and is a breeze to clean. The little handles make it easy to take out of the oven. I still use cooking spray, even though it is a non-stick surface - you can never be too careful. It is slightly bigger than my other doughnut pan by another baking company. I will probably adjust my recipes to make a fluffier doughnut because it is slightly bigger. There are no complaints on my end about it and I can't wait to whip up another batch of delicious doughnuts!

Apple Cider Baked Doughnuts
adapted from King Arthur Flour
yield 18 doughnuts

Apple Cider Baked Doughnut Ingredients:
 - 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
 - 3 large Eggs
 - 1 & 1/4 cups granulated Sugar
 - 1 cup Applesauce
 - 4 tablespoons Boiled Cider*
 - 1 & 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
 - 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
 - 1 & 1/2 teaspoon Salt
 - 1 & 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
 - 8 ounces All Purpose Flour

Apple Cider Baked Doughnut Directions:
 - Heat oven to 350F and lightly grease the doughnut pan with cooking spray.
 - In the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine all the ingredients except the Flour. Add in the flour and mix until combined.
 - Using a 1/4 measuring scoop, fill the doughnut tray and bake for about 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Maple Glaze Ingredients:
 - 1 & 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar
 - 1 teaspoon Maple Flavoring, optional
 - 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
 - 3-5 tablespoons Heavy Cream, depending on glaze consistency

Maple Glaze Directions:
 - Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl and dip the doughnut tops to cover. Alternatively, spoon glaze over doughnuts. Let sit for a few minutes so the glaze sets. Enjoy!

Until next time,

* The Boiled Cider has a very tangy and potent apple flavor. You can use anywhere from 2-4 tablespoons depending on the flavor profile you want.

Disclaimer: I received a Doughnut Pan and bottle of Boiled Cider for review purposes. All opinions are my own.


  1. These look and sound amazing. I remember when you first told me you were expecting... I can't believe the baby will be here any day now!

    1. Thanks Katie. I can't believe she will be here either. Hope you are doing well.