Apple Cider Donuts

Apple cider donuts are loaded with delicious fall flavors and will remind you of trips to the apple orchard. Celebrate the season with this old-fashioned treat the whole family will adore! This post contains affiliate links. It’s finally chilly here in Ohio, which means it’s almost time for sweater weather, fall decorating, and pumpkin spice …

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Apple cider donuts are loaded with delicious fall flavors and will remind you of trips to the apple orchard. Celebrate the season with this old-fashioned treat the whole family will adore!

Two apple cider donuts on a piece of parchment paper. A bite has been taken from one of them.

This post contains affiliate links.

It’s finally chilly here in Ohio, which means it’s almost time for sweater weather, fall decorating, and pumpkin spice everything. 

I may have put out all my fall decor weeks ago, but I’m so glad it’s finally appropriate now. I couldn’t wait anymore!

One of my absolute favorite things about fall is our annual trip to the orchard. We round up the family to spend the afternoon together picking apples, going on hay rides, and winding our way through the corn maze. 

And although I adore all of those things, my absolute favorite thing about our day at the orchard are warm apple cider donuts served up with a piping hot cup of spiced apple cider.

These sweet apple cider donuts are everything you want in a fall treat. Whip them up before a chilly day out enjoying the fall leaves, or make them at night to go with a fun fall movie and some popcorn. 

I can’t imagine a more cozy evening!

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Glazed Lemon Donuts

Sweet citrus flavored Glazed Lemon Donuts are delicious for breakfast or for a simple dessert. These lemon donuts are made with canned biscuits for easy prep! The lemon glaze transforms these donuts into a whole new level of deliciousness. Sometimes yo…

Sweet citrus flavored Glazed Lemon Donuts are delicious for breakfast or for a simple dessert. These lemon donuts are made with canned biscuits for easy prep! The lemon glaze transforms these donuts into a whole new level of deliciousness. Sometimes you have to splurge and make donuts for breakfast. This lemon donut recipe is one...

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Baked Donuts

This baked donut recipe is irresistibly delicious! Skip the bakery and make homemade vanilla or chocolate glazed donuts. There’s no…

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This baked donut recipe is irresistibly delicious! Skip the bakery and make homemade vanilla or chocolate glazed donuts.

Baked Donuts

There’s no need to run out to the bakery if you’ve got a donut craving. Try this Baked Donut recipe! They’re irresistibly tender, sweet with a moist crumb, and pure perfection topped with a rich chocolate glaze. Add a bit of confetti sprinkles, and what could be more fun? All you need is a donut baking pan and a hankering for a project. We made these for our son Larson’s birthday festivities and needless to say, they were a huge hit over here (because…donuts!).

What you need for this baked donuts recipe

There’s one special piece of equipment you’ll need for this baked donut recipe…a donut pan! Baked donuts are made with a special pan: the batter is more like a cake or cupcake. Traditional yeasted donuts are made with a yeast dough, cut into circles and then deep fried: which is fun for another day. Outside of the donut pan, the ingredients are simple ones you likely already have in your pantry and fridge. Here’s what you need:

  • Donut baking pan: here’s a link to the donut baking pans we used
  • Pastry bag: it’s optional but helpful; see below
  • Flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking powder and salt
  • Egg
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
Baked Donuts

Tips for filling the donut pan

The only tricky part about this recipe, other than finding a donut pan, is getting the batter into the baking pan. It might not sound hard, but the batter is sticky and it’s also easy to use too much! Here are a few pointers:

  • Don’t overfill the pan! If you add too much batter, the donut hole in the center will be too small and the shape won’t look right. It will seem like you’re not adding enough batter, but remember that it puffs up in the oven! Fill the holes about halfway full, dividing the dough evenly between 12 donuts.
  • The dough is sticky, so a pastry bag can help. Using a pastry bag to pipe in the batter is very helpful for getting the batter into the pan cleanly. But not everyone has one! You can use a spoon, but you may need to wipe off the middle of the donut hole after you add the batter. (If you want to make mini donuts, a pastry bag is crucial.)

After you get the batter in the pan, baked donuts are a breeze! Bake them up and they’ll puff up like a charm.

Baked Donuts

Toppings for baked donuts

You can eat these baked donuts plain and they’re incredibly tasty: sweet and cinnamon-scented! In fact, we prefer them without any toppings. But if you want to do it up extra like a real bakery-style donut, try these donuts with a quick glaze! It’s fast and easy to make the glaze: and it comes out rich and creamy. Here are a few options for baked donut toppings:

  • Plain: They’re actually great naked!
  • Cinnamon sugar: Top with a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar, or dip them in melted butter then place both sides in a plate of cinnamon sugar (for bakery style)
  • Powdered sugar: Place each cooled donut one at a time into a sealed bag of powdered sugar and gently shake until coated.
  • Chocolate glaze: This Chocolate Glaze recipe is fast and easy; you don’t even need chocolate (just cocoa powder!)
  • Vanilla glaze: Mix 1 cup powdered sugar with 3 tablespoons heavy cream, 1 tablespoon water, and ½ tablespoon vanilla extract for a quick vanilla glaze.
  • Sprinkles: Always fun for added flair!

And that’s it! We made this baked donut recipe for our son’s donut-themed 5th birthday party, and suffice it to say: he’s pretty obsessed.

Baked Donuts

Storage info

How long can you store homemade baked donuts? Here are a few tips on storage:

  • Store fully cooled donuts up to 2 days at room temperature in a sealed container with the lid cracked to prevent them from getting soggy. If they start to dry out (or if they are unglazed), you can close the lid.
  • Freeze un-glazed baked donuts in a sealed container for up to 2 months; defrost and bring to room temperature before glazing.
Baked Donuts

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Baked Donut Recipe


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This baked donut recipe is irresistibly delicious! Skip the bakery and make homemade vanilla or chocolate glazed donuts.


Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For topping: 1 recipe Chocolate Glaze, or cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
  • Sprinkles, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Liberally grease two 6-hole donut baking pans, enough for 12 donuts. (You can also make 24 mini-donuts with 2 mini donut pans.)
  3. In large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and kosher salt. In a medium bowl, whisk egg and then add the milk and vanilla extract, and finally the melted butter. Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir with a spoon until just combined (resist the urge to overmix).
  4. Evenly divide the batter into the 12 donut holes so the holes are about half full: make sure not to overfill them! It’s easiest to use a pastry bag to fill the holes evenly (especially for mini donuts). You can also use a spoon to gently spoon in the batter, then smooth out the tops with a spoon or your finger. 
  5. Bake 12 to 13 minutes until toothpick comes out clean, switching the top and bottom pans halfway through. Allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing. Remove from the pan (using a knife to run around the edges as necessary). Transfer to a baking rack and allow to cool before glazing.
  6. If making glazed donuts, make the Chocolate Glaze in a medium bowl. Dip the donuts into the glaze, twisting each as you remove it to allow the excess glaze to drip back into the bowl. Top with sprinkles.
  7. Storage info: Store fully cooled donuts up to 2 days at room temperature in a sealed container with the lid cracked to prevent them from getting soggy. If they start to dry out (or if they are unglazed), you can close the lid. Freeze un-glazed baked donuts in a sealed container for up to 2 months; defrost and bring to room temperature before glazing.
  • Prep Time: 18 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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Old Fashioned Donuts

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Cherry Donuts with Bourbon Glaze.

Making mornings better with alllll these cherry donuts. I’ve wanted to make these for years and finally! Here they are! Today is unofficially but officially national donut day! I think it was started by Dunkin a few years ago? Either way, I’m into it!  For today’s donuts, I made what is probably my favorite donut […]

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Making mornings better with alllll these cherry donuts.

cherry donuts with bourbon glaze

I’ve wanted to make these for years and finally! Here they are!

chopped maraschino cherries

Today is unofficially but officially national donut day! I think it was started by Dunkin a few years ago? Either way, I’m into it! 

For today’s donuts, I made what is probably my favorite donut of all time. If you follow our adventures in northern michigan, then you know that every summer we wait and wait for cherry donuts. They are the best ever. My favorite – nothing compares. Except maybe apple cider in the fall, but you know.

Cherry in the summer for sure! Yes.

So I made ‘em!

cherry donut batter

I even went as far as actually frying them, which I rarely do these days because KIDS, and they are worth it. So so so worth it. 

Of course, that comes with its own set of issues – you have to pretty much each the donuts right after frying. I always think of the donut experiment in The Five Year Engagement when it comes to fried donuts. And the people who would eat the day old doughnuts before the new ones were delivered.

Sort of like that, these need to be eaten soon after making to enjoy the fresh, cakey bite. 

raw cherry donut dough

Though I must say that I have been known (in fact, all of my family has) to eat the cherry donuts on vacation for a day… or even two… after we buy them.

YES I’m admitting it.

They are cakey and wonderful and can actually hang for a day or two!

Oh and here’s the other thing – for that classic cherry flavor, you have to use maraschino cherries. If regular maraschino ingredient lists freak you out, try these merry maraschino cherries. We LOVE these and have been using them for years. Perfect for cocktails but also desserts. 

Another ingredient that helps with flavor is cherry extract. It’s not totally necessary, but it does make these extra cherry-like and delish. 

cherry donuts with bourbon glaze

We aren’t sure yet if we will get to go on that family vacation this year due to the pandemic, but if we do, I might go in and ask for the secret cherry donut recipe to compare!?

Oh and I almost called these manhattan donuts. You know, the cherry and the bourbon! There is just a touch of bourbon in the glaze, and if you don’t drink or don’t want to use it, you can use all cherry juice! 

If you need a few more donut ideas to make for national donut day, we have salted dark chocolate fudge donuts! Strawberry sprinkle donuts! Or chocolate pistachio donuts?! I could go on and on.

Donuts for everyone! 

cherry donuts with bourbon glaze

Cherry Donuts with Bourbon Glaze

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Cherry Donuts with Bourbon Glaze

These are my favorite cherry donuts! Cherry cake donuts covered in a cherry bourbon glaze make for the perfect weekend treat!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12 to 16 donuts
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, stems removed and chopped (I like to get 2 (14oz) jars, to have cherries for serving them
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, or cherry extract! - or both!
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • vegetable or canola oil or frying

cherry bourbon glaze

  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon

Instructions

  • Whisk together the milk, butter, cherry juice, egg and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt, then sift it into the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add in the milk mixture and pour it into the dry ingredients with the mixer on medium speed. Mix until combined, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the chopped cherries into the dough and mix until combined. The dough will be sticky but you want it to start to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Place the dough on a floured surface. Roll it out until it’s about ¼ to ½ inch in thickeness. Use a round biscuit cutter (about 2 ½ inches in diameter) to cut out rounds. Use something smaller, like the wide end of the frosting tip, to cut out the center. Place the dough on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
  • Heat the oil in a pot fitted with a candy thermometer over medium heat until it reaches 375 degrees F. Add 2 to 3 donuts at a time and cook until golden about 2 minutes per side. Remove the donuts with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel to drain excess grease. Repeat with remaining donuts.
  • Dip each donut in the glaze and let them sit for 5 minutes. Eat!

cherry bourbon glaze

  • Whisk together the ingredients until a smooth glaze forms. If it’s too thick, add more cherry juice 1 teaspoon at a time. If it’s too thin, add more powdered sugar ¼ cup at a time, whisking after each addition. Dip each donut in the glaze and place it on a wire rack or parchment paper to set.

Notes

lightly adapted from cooking channel

cherry donuts with bourbon glaze

Plus, they’re pink!

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S’mores Donuts

I posted a photo of these S’mores donuts on Instagram today and they got quite a nice reception, so I decided to put the recipe up here on my site. Donuts can be time consuming to make, they are best eaten immediately, and they will cause an enti…

smores donuts

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