Breakfast Desserts Seasonal

Baked Cherry Apple Cider Doughnuts

DSC_4789_2I have come across so many different recipes for apple cider doughnuts on the internet lately that I guess they must just be all the rage this Fall. I have been wanting to make them for a while now, but I wanted to put my own spin on it. When we were in Julian, CA lately, we came across some really amazing cherry apple cider. Cherries are BY FAR my favourite fruit so you just can’t go wrong by adding it to apple cider.

If you can’t track down any cherry apple cider (because I don’t think it’s a particularly common thing), I think there are a couple of different things you could try. I either add in some maraschino cherry juice (maybe a couple of tablespoons) OR you could puree some fresh or frozen cherries and add those. The same would go for making the glaze. You could also just forget the cherry altogether and stick to regular apple cider doughnuts, but you would be missing out.
DSC_4786_2Baked Cherry Apple Cider Doughnuts
1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
A pinch of salt
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
3/4 cup cherry apple cider (or 1/2 cup apple cider and 1/4 cup cherry juice or pureed cherries)
1/4 cup applesauce (recipe here)
2 teaspoons canola oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine all dry ingredients (flour through the ginger) in a large bowl.
DSC_4683_2Add the apple cider, applesauce and canola oil. Use an electric hand mixer to combine until smooth (mine broke so I just used a wooden spoon).
DSC_4708_2Pour the batter into a ziploc bag and cut one corner off. Use the ziploc to pipe the mixture into a doughnut pan that holds six doughnuts.
DSC_4725_2Bake at 350 for 9 or 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the doughnuts to cool completely before glazing.
DSC_4731_2Cherry Apple Cider Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons cherry apple cider (or just regular apple cider)
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon cloves

Combine all ingredients until smooth. Add cider or sugar to get to the consistency you want.

Dip the doughnuts in the glaze and allow it to harden.
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Baked Cherry Apple Cider Doughnuts
Total time: 
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • Cherry Apple Cider Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cherry apple cider (or just regular apple cider)
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon cloves
  • Baked Cherry Apple Cider Doughnuts
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • ¾ cup cherry apple cider (or ½ cup apple cider and ¼ cup cherry juice or pureed cherries)
  • ¼ cup applesauce (recipe here)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
Instructions
  1. Cherry Apple Cider Glaze:
  2. Combine all ingredients until smooth. Add cider or sugar to get to the consistency you want.
  3. Dip the doughnuts in the glaze and allow it to harden.
  4. Baked Cherry Apple Cider Doughnuts:
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Combine all dry ingredients (flour through the ginger) in a large bowl.
  7. Add the apple cider, applesauce and canola oil. Use an electric hand mixer to combine until smooth (mine broke so I just used a wooden spoon).
  8. Pour the batter into a ziploc bag and cut one corner off. Use the ziploc to pipe the mixture into a doughnut pan that holds six doughnuts.
  9. Bake at 350 for 9 or 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the doughnuts to cool completely before glazing.

 

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