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An apple cider donut broken in half and stacked on itself.
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Apple Cider Donuts

Apple cider donuts are a soft cake donut with a crunchy exterior, and a delicious apple cinnamon taste, coated in a homemade apple cider glaze or cinnamon sugar for a perfect subtle apple cider and cinnamon taste in every bite.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Cider Donuts, cinnamon sugar
Servings: 12



  • 2 cups Martinelli's Apple Cider
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5 TBS melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

For the Apple Cider Glaze:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Martinelli's Apple Cider


  • In a small saucepan, bring cider to boil over medium high heat for about 8 minutes until reduced to 1 cup. Set aside to cool completely.
  • In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a separate large bowl, cream together eggs, sugars, melted butter, and cooled apple cider.
  • Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. (Dough will be sticky)
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill for one hour (up to overnight).
  • Sprinkle flour over a flat surface and roll out the dough to about ½ inch thick.
  • Use a doughnut cutter (or two different sized round cutters) to cut as many doughnuts as possible.
  • Fill a frying pan with 1 inch of oil heated to 325 degrees.
  • Allow the donuts to cook for about 1-2 minute then flip and fry for an additional 1 minute or so on the other side. Be careful not to let them burn.
  • Let them drain on paper towels to soak the excess grease.
  • Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before dipping in glaze or cinnamon sugar.
  • Mix all glaze ingredients in a bowl, and whisk until smooth. Carefully dip both sides of the doughnut into the glaze, or drizzle glaze over the top.
  • Place dipped donuts on a wire cooling rack over a sheet pan to catch any excess glaze.
  • Allow glaze to set for about 20 minutes and enjoy.