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Apple Cider Donuts

This baked apple cider donut recipe is super easy to make! No frying needed and it comes together in minutes thanks to boxed spice cake mix.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider, baked donuts, cinnamon, donuts


  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/3 cup milk whole milk
  • 2/3 cup apple cider
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 box Spice Cake Mix
  • topping
  • 1/4 cup sugar granulated
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter melted


  • In a large bowl combine the cake mix, butter, milk, eggs, and apple cider.
  • Using a hand mixer (or whisk by hand) beat for 2 minutes, scraping down the sides halfway through, until batter is light and thoroughly combined.
  • Add the mixture to a large piping bag. Clip off the end of the bag where you have a larger opening for the thick batter to come out. (Alternatively, you could just spoon the mixture into your donut pan instead of piping) A Ziploc bag works well if you don’t have a piping bag.
  • Pipe the donut batter into a greased donut pan. If you don’t have a donut pan, you can just make little circles onto a greased cookie sheet. That will work, too!
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes in a 325-degree oven – when the dough springs back when touched, they are done.
  • Allow to cool on a wire rack for about 5 minutes. and then dip the entire donut into melted butter and then into cinnamon and sugar mixture. Tap off excess and add to the wire rack.