Baked Apple Spice Donuts

Baked Apple Spice Donuts

Baked apple spice donuts covered in cinnamon & cocoa frosting. Easy to make with just a few ingredients and ready in less than 40 minutes! Celebrate a fall dinner gathering with this delicious baked apple spice dessert.

A stack of baked donuts.

How to Make Oven Baked Donuts

In terms of the equipment, for best results and to get the perfect shape of baked donuts use a donut pan. You’ll also need a piping bag to evenly distribute the dough into the pan. You can either use a store bought, re-usable piping bag or make one at home either using parchment paper or a plastic bag (just cut off the edge of the bag).

As for the dough making process, this recipe is very easy to follow. You’ll only need to mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients using a spoon and pipe the dough into the donut pan.

A batch of baked apple spice donuts decorated with cinnamon & cocoa frosting.

Making Your Own Apple Cider Spice at Home

Apple cider spice has one of those scents that instantly gives everything a more intense autumn feel. It’s rich, aromatic and combines some of my favorite spices. To make these baked apple spice donuts you’ll mix together:

  • Cinnamon;
  • Clove;
  • All spice;
  • Cardamom; and
  • Ginger.

Make sure to follow the right proportion of the spices, not to overdo it and to get the right balance of spicy and aromatic.

A batch of donuts and a jug of milk in the background.

Ingredients in These Baked Apple Spice Donuts

  • Flour – all purpose flour will be best;
  • Sugar – white, granulated sugar. You can also sub for brown sugar;
  • Baking soda and baking powder;
  • Salt;
  • Apple cider spice – cinnamon, clove, all spice, cardamom and ginger;
  • Egg;
  • Yoghurt – to activate baking soda;
  • Milk – it will make the flavor of the donuts more delicate;
  • Butter – to add extra moisture and creamy flavor.
Baked donut on a plate, a batch of donuts and a jug of milk in the background.

Baked Apple Spice Donuts

Baked apple spice donuts covered in cinnamon & cocoa frosting. Easy to make with just a few ingredients and ready in less than 40 minutes! Celebrate a fall dinner gathering with this delicious baked apple spice dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider spice, baked donuts, cinnamon
Servings: 15 servings
Author: Marta

Ingredients

For the Donuts

  • 300 g flour
  • 150 g sugar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground clove
  • ¼ tsp all spice
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp ground powdered ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 100 ml yoghurt
  • 50 ml milk
  • 50 g butter

For the Icing

  • 400 g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp warm water
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

For the Cocoa Icing Drips

  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 4 tsp powdered egg white
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions

For the Donuts

  • Preheat the oven to 160°C (320F). Prepare the donut pan.
  • In a large bowl measure together all the dry ingredients. Melt the butter in a small pot. In a separate bowl combine together all the wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix using a spoon. Add melted butter and mix together until incorporated.
  • Place a piping bag inside a large jar or a tall jug with a matching diameter, wrap the edges of the piping bag around the jar and secure with an elastic band. Using a spoon, transfer all dough inside the piping bag. Take the bag off the jar and start piping the dough in circles into the donut pan.
  • Bake on a middle rack of the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and cool before dipping in the icing sugar.

For the Icing

  • Place a sheet of parchment paper on a table and rest cooling rack on top of it. Mix all the Icing Sugar ingredients together, dip the donuts in and set them aside on a cooling rack. Now, mix all the Cocoa Icing Drips ingredients together. Using a tablespoon gently drip the cocoa mix all over the donuts. Leave for approx. 30 minutes to set. Serve on a plate, piled one on top of another. Enjoy!

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