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Baked apple cider donut on wire rack and metal pan with other baked donuts.
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Baked Apple Cider Donuts

Baked Apple Cider Donuts are cake like and fluffy, and made with either a cinnamon sugar coating or apple cider glaze for maximum apple flavor. 
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time11 minutes
Total Time31 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cider Baked Donuts, Apple Cider Donuts
Servings: 12
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Sara


For the Donuts:

  • 1.5 cups apple cider, reduce to ¾ cup
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup salted butter, melted and cooled

For the icing

  • cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • optional alternative: ½ cup white granulated sugar + 2 teaspoons cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Prepare 2 donut pans with baking spray.

For the Donuts:

  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, boil apple cider for 20-25 minutes until reduced by half, to equal ¾ cup. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • Meanwhile in a mixing bowl combine dry ingredients: flour, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together wet ingredients: sour cream, egg, vanilla, and melted butter. Add in cooled apple cider and mix well.
  • Add wet ingredient mixture into dry ingredients, mix until no flour pockets are left and batter is smooth, careful not to overmix. Transfer to piping bag or plastic bag with tip cut off and pipe batter into prepared donut pans.
  • Bake for 11-12 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

For the icing:

  • Mix together powdered sugar, apple cider, and cinnamon. Drizzle over warm donuts.
    Alternatively: brush donuts with melted butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar mixed with cinnamon.


Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Best served warm and fresh. 


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 199IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg