Apple Cider Donuts

It’s fall, so that means pumpkins, apples and Halloween. I’m not a big fan of Halloween (although my other half is and he LOVES horror movies), but I do love me everything that is pumpkin and/or apple flavored. I haven’t been to an orchard in who knows how long, but I don’t even have to go there because I can make these Apple Cider Donuts from the comfort of my own home.

I was actually surprised at how good these tasty little suckers are.  Those mini donuts were the most dangerous since you can just pop one in your mouth and go about your business. The big ones were good because they lasted longer. But truth be told, I shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near these donuts. I’ll eat them all, and you won’t get any. That’s good for me, bad for you.

These are so simple to make. They are baked, not fried, so that means they are healthy for you, right? That’s what I tell myself as I eat the entire batch. I pretty much had on hand everything that I needed for this. I bought some Boiled Cider from King Arthur Flour a while back, and I’ve been jonesin’ to use it. You can make your own, but I decided to buy mine. The boiled cider really gives these donuts a fabulous flavor. [Read more…]

Pumpkin Spice Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting



Sometimes I think that Donuts are just a way for me to eat something with frosting for breakfast, and I’m completely okay with that! I’m not sure if you’ve had Cake Batter donuts before, but my one regret was not putting some funfetti frosting on those suckers! The glaze was good, and the chocolate on top was good, but nothing beats a good vanilla funfetti frosting.

For a little taste of fall I thought I’d make some Pumpkin Spice Donuts. I knew that Cream Cheese frosting would go perfectly with them. I don’t believe that Cream Cheese frosting goes with any kind of cake. There’s only certain flavors that work with a cream cheese frosting. Carrot Cake, Red Velvet Cake (which I don’t like), and Pumpkin or Spice Cake!

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