Apple Cider donuts in pile on table.

Apple Cider Donuts

  • Author: Bethany Maloney, Maloney Made
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 donuts 1x
  • Category: Baking
  • Cuisine: Donuts


Perfectly fall apple cider donuts topped with cinnamon sugar!




  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup milk


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tbs cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and spray donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix donut dry ingredients until blended, set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl cream the soft butter and eggs together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.   Add milk and cider, and mix again until combined.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until just combined, lumps are ok, do not over mix.
  5. Using a pastry bag fill donut wells half way with batter.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  7. While donuts are baking in a bowl large enough to set a donut in, mix the cinnamon and sugar together.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes in pan before trying to remove.
  9. After removing the donuts from the pan dip the top half in the cinnamon sugar mixture.  If the mixture is not sticking to the  donuts, you can coat them with a layer of melted butter first, I did this, but I honestly didn’t find it necessary.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to three days. Best if eaten same day though.


I’ve found silicone baking pans to work the best.