Baked Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

Baked Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

Baked Apple Cider Donuts Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 295 kcal


  • 2 cups  Fresh Apple Cider
  • 2 cups  All-Purpose Flour
  • ¾ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¾ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 pinch  Ground Cardamom
  • 1 pinch  Grated Nutmeg
  • ½ cup White Sugar
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Warm Milk
  • 6 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • ¾ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Egg


  • White Sugar As Required
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter two 6-cup donut pans.
  • Pour apple cider into a saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and let it cook, watching carefully, until the cider is reduced to 1/2 cup. If it reduces too much, add enough water to make 1/2 cup. Set aside until needed.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg to a large bowl. Mix with a whisk until combined and set aside until needed.
  • Whisk 1/2 cup white sugar, brown sugar, milk, 2 tablespoons melted butter, vanilla extract, and egg together in another bowl until combined. Add the apple cider reduction and the dry ingredients. Whisk together to form a slightly thick batter; do not overmix.
  • Spoon or pipe the batter into the prepared donut pans, filling them about 3/4 of the way up.
  • Bake in the center of the preheated oven until the tops are lightly browned, and the donuts spring back slightly to the touch, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pans before removing to a sheet pan lined with a silicone baking mat. Cut out any donut holes as necessary.
  • If desired, while still slightly warm, brush the donuts lightly with remaining melted butter. Mix 1 cup white sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon together for topping in a shallow dish; toss in donuts to coat. Let cool completely before serving.

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