Apple Cider Doughnuts With Maple Glaze

READY IN: 32mins
Recipe by Tonkcats

In the Vermont countryside, there are two sure signs of spring: frost heaves in the road and smoke rising from the chimneys of the sugarhouses. This recipe was inspired by treats you find while touring this corner of America: cider doughnuts and maple syrup. A mini-Bundt pan produces adorable doughnut-shaped cakes, but if you do not have one, you can use a regular Bundt pan and make a coffee cake; bake it in a 375-degree F oven fo r 25 to 30 minutes.

Top Review by Vonne

This is an unusual recipe that is particularly attractive in the mini-bundt pans shape. I believe that it is a low fat recipe as I first viewed it in Eating Well magazine. There are not enough recipes using apple cider and I appreciate this excellent doughnut with the maple frosting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make Doughnuts: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Coat molds of a mini-Bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray or oil.
  3. Sprinkle with sugar, shaking out excess.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
  5. In another bowl, whisk together egg, brown sugar, apple butter, maple syrup, cider, yogurt and oil.
  6. Add dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.
  7. Divide half the batter among the prepared molds, spooning about 2 generous tablespoonfuls of batter into each mold.
  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the tops spring back when touched lightly.
  9. Loosen edges and turn the cakes out onto a rack to cool.
  10. Clean the mini-Bundt pan, then re-coat it with oil and sugar.
  11. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  12. To make maple glaze: In a bowl, combine confectioners sugar and vanilla.
  13. Gradually whisk in enough maple syrup to make a coating consistency.
  14. Dip the shaped side (underside) of the "doughnuts" in the glaze to coat. Then set them, glazed-side up on a rack over wax paper for a few minutes until the glaze has set.

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