Apple Cider Glazed Baked Doughnuts

When the weather is so frigid outside that it’s -21 degrees with the wind chill – stay inside and bake some of these fantastic doughnuts!

We love doughnuts. Who doesn’t? I was thinking of ways to make them a little healthier. Baking instead of frying was my best solution. The only problem though was the texture of a fried doughnut is so soft and tender. Baked doughnuts don’t really have that same result. So after much experimentation I increased the leavening agent and found a pretty good compromise.

I also made an awesome sugar glaze from reduced Apple Cider that really makes the doughnuts amazing!


Avec Amour, Victoria & Alexander

Apple Cider Glazed Baked Doughnuts

Yield – 16 Doughnuts

1 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour 

1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder

¾ teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

½ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg

¼ teaspoon Allspice

10 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, soft

3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar

1/4 Cup Sugar

2 Eggs

½ Cup Apple Cider


4 Cups Apple Cider

1 Cup Powdered Sugar

Cinnamom Sugar

2/3 Cup Sugar

1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1.In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg.

2.In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream the butter until soft, add the brown sugar and sugar, beat until light and fluffy, add the eggs one at a time until incorporated, scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.

3.Add the flour mixture and pulse into butter mixture until just combined, while mixer is on slow pour in cider.

4.Pipe batter into greased doughnut pans

with a piping bag about ⅔ full,

bake at 350 degrees until a knife comes out clean from the center of the doughnut

about 12 – 15 minutes.

5. While doughnuts are baking bring 4 cups apple Cider to a rapid boil in a medium saucepan,

reduce heat and continue to simmer until liquid has reduced to 1 cup, stir in powdered sugar, set aside to cool.

6. In a wide bowl stir together 2/3 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon.

5.Dip doughnuts in cider glaze,

let excess drip off and then dip in cinnamon sugar.

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