Ashley's Apple Cider Doughnuts

    1 hour 20 minutes

    A wonderful recipe for autumn.

    1 person made this

    Serves: 12 

    • Doughnuts
    • 1 cup apple cider
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk
    • 3 1/2 cups plain flour, or more as needed
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying, or as needed
    • Glaze
    • 1 cup icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Doughnuts: Boil 1 cup apple cider in a small pot until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 10 minutes. Remove pot from heat and cool to room temperature.
    2. Beat white sugar and butter together with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth then add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well before each addition. Mix buttermilk and reduced apple cider into creamed butter mixture.
    3. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg together in a bowl. Slowly stir flour mixture into creamed butter mixture just until dough is combined.
    4. Turn dough onto a lightly floured piece of baking paper. Sprinkle dough with flour and roll to 1cm thickness, adding more flour if dough is sticky. Cut dough into doughnuts using a 10cm wide doughnut cutter and arrange on a baking tray. Refrigerate until chilled, 20 to 30 minutes.
    5. Heat at least 10cm of oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 180 degrees C.
    6. Glaze: Whisk icing sugar and 2 tablespoons apple cider together in a bowl until glaze is smooth.
    7. To Serve: Fry doughnuts in the hot oil, 2 to 3 at a time, until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Pour glaze over warm doughnuts.

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    I have made these several times and the one thing I did change was I used 1/2 cup of home made chunky applesauce instead of the apple cider. It totally makes them amazing, you do end up using about a cup more flour, but they were so good everyone keeps asking me to make more, more and more!!! I also instead of glazing them when still slightly warm shake them in a bag of regular white sugar and lot's of cinnamon. My husbands first comment was These are better than my Mom's !! Since we are all Vermonters and cider is one of our greatest joys as well as fall apples. These I would recommend to anyone whom love apples and donuts because you will be in Heaven once you have had these. Thanks , Angie From the middle of Vermont  -  02 Feb 2016  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I followed the recipe as written and while it was easy to prepare the recipe really lacked overall flavor and didn't taste anything like apples or apple cider, they were overall flavorless.  -  14 Jan 2015  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Never made donuts before but this was a great cake donut recipe. The leftovers were even delicious 2 days later!! 5yr old and hubby said I should make donuts every weekend now!  -  18 Nov 2016  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)