Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Start your day with these delicious Baked Apple Cider Donuts topped with an irresistible apple cider glaze!

Baked Apple Cider Donuts |

It’s been awhile since I made donuts but when I came up with this idea for Baked Apple Cider Donuts I knew it was time to dust my donut pans off.

One of the many things I love about this time of year is apple cider. We have a great cider mill that I love to get our apple cider from. We have already gone through gallons of cider just in a few short weeks. Nothing tastes more like fall than apple cider. It’s crisp, refreshing and delicious!

Baked Apple Cider Donuts |

Baked Apple Cider Donuts |

Since I love apple ciders and donuts in the fall I couldn’t resist combining the two and creating these Baked Apple Cider Donuts! These donuts are amazing! If you love apple cider then you are absolutely going to love these donuts. These cake like donuts are bursting with apple cider and are dunked in the most scrumptious apple cider glaze that you may just want to eat with a spoon. You definitely don’t want to skip the glaze either! It’s really the icing so to speak on the cake or in this case the icing on the donut. Seriously once you try them you’ll see why. And in case your wondering how I got the white glaze on top I just whisked up a little confectioners sugar and milk and drizzled it on top after the apple cider glaze was dry. Super easy and completely optional or even add some sprinkles! Your choice!

So now that I’m on a donut kick I’m working on another fall donut recipe that I can’t wait to share. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram and I’ll be giving you a sneak peak of it on my latest obsession Instagram stories. Oh and guess what else I did and honestly I never thought I would but I actually decided to get on the Snapchat bandwagon so please make sure you’re following me there too. You can find me on Snap at motherthyme. I love giving sneak peaks on what I’m working on and what I’m doing so come follow along! But for right now go and make these yummy donuts! You’re going to love them. And if you don’t have a donut pan go out and grab one or two! You can find them almost anywhere. Once you get one you’ll love to use it all the time!

Baked Apple Cider Donuts |


Baked Apple Cider Donuts

  • Author: Jenn
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 14 donuts


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 packets (.74 oz each spiced apple cider drink mix (like Alpine))
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • Apple Cider Glaze
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 packet (.74 ounce spiced apple cider drink mix (like Alpine))
  • 1 1/22 1/2 tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 2 6 cavity donut pans with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powder, spiced apple cider packets and salt.
  4. In a medium bowl whisk together sugar, cider, milk, eggs and butter.
  5. Gradually pour wet ingredients into dry until just combined, don’t overmix.
  6. Pour batter into each baking pan filling about 3/4 full.
  7. Baked on the center rack for 15-17 minutes until a cake tester inserted into the center of the donut comes out clean.
  8. Cool for about 15 minutes in pan before gently running a butter knife if needed around the outer rim of the donut then remove donut from pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Glaze
  10. In a medium bowl mix together confectioners sugar and packet of apple cider mix.
  11. Whisk in milk 1 tablespoon at a time until mixture is smooth and not too runny.
  12. Dip donuts in glaze then place on wire rack until glaze is has dried.


Quickly fill donut cavities by pouring the batter into a piping bag or a large resealable storage or freezer bag then cut off one of the ends to create a tip. Once the bag is filled simply pipe the batter into each cavity filling about 3/4 full.

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    1. Hi Wendy! There is a the apple cider glaze and then I drizzled it with just a simple glaze of confectioners sugar and milk to make them look pretty. I did mention it briefly in the post but didn’t include the white glaze in the post, so sorry for the confusion! 🙂

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