Apple Cider Doughnuts

Apple Cider Doughnuts

How about some apple cider donuts with a steaming mug of coffee or apple cider?

These apple cider doughnuts don’t have an overwhelming flavor of apple or cider just a subtle sweetness. They have a cake-like texture. You can make them with the cinnamon-sugar coating or you can dust them with confectioners’ sugar or drizzle them with the apple cider glaze.


(Makes about 18)

  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled

  • 1 cup apple cider

  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • Oil for deep-fat frying

  • Confectioners’ sugar or cinnamon-sugar, optional


  • In a mixing bowl, beat the first seven ingredients until thick, about 5 minutes.

  • Gradually beat in butter, then cider.

  • In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda.

  • Add the flour mixture to the sugar-spice mixture; beat just until blended.

  • Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

  • Divide the dough in half. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; pat to 1/2″ thickness.  Cut with a floured 2 1/2″ doughnut cutter. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees.

  • Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, for 2 minutes per side.

  • Drain on paper towels.

  • Dust with confectioners’ sugar if desired or shake in cinnamon-sugar.

Alternate Apple Cider Glaze:

  1. Stir together 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar and 2 tablespoons apple cider.

  2. Drizzle over doughnuts.

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