Baked Caramel Apple Cider Donuts are such a fun treat for the Fall. A baked donut full of apple cider flavor, topped with a gooey, creamy caramel frosting.
It’s been an interesting week at our house, and I was quite happy to see the weekend. Just busy mostly, but another big milestone was hit in our house this weekend. My mini me (Brie’s Bites), Brielle has entered into her first serious relationship.
Caught us a bit by surprise but he came home with her on Thursday after school, and … well, we like him. A lot.
He has to get through impressing seven people in this house, plus another boyfriend who is part of our family on a regular basis and he won us all over. That’s not easy to do. At all.
I thought I wasn’t prepared for this. And I was so incredibly afraid I wasn’t going to like him. And I was so afraid she was going to get her heart broken and be disappointed, but instead, things are going beautifully and she’s the happiest I have ever seen her before in my life.
I am always thankful for my family, my children, my mother and father, brother and family. My pets too. I am thankful for my friends, my business, my life.
But right now, I am most thankful for Mason giving my happy, beautiful daughter back. She’s been so wonderful and pleasant to be around and well, she’s a teenager so that’s not always the case. I’m so extremely thankful she is happy and it’s a wonderful thing to say.
I hope all my American friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with their families and friends, and that all those who celebrate Hannukah also have a wonderful start to their holiday season.
I will leave you with an adorable picture of the cute couple. Happy Sunday!
FIRST COURSE / APPETIZERS
- Horseradish Cranberry & Herbed Cheese Bites from Jen of Juanita’s Cocina
- Savory Rosemary Baklava with Brie from Christie of A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
SAVORY BREADS + STUFFING
- Freeze and Bake Buttermilk Biscuits from Stacy at Food Lust People Love
- Raspberry and Brie Crescent Rolls from Karen of In The Kitchen With KP
- Eggless Herb and Garlic Fresh Pasta from Sarah at What Smells So Good?
- Honey Orange Turkey Breast from Cindy at Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Brussels Sprout Latkes from Susan at The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Cheesey Scalloped Potatoes from Shaina at Take A Bite Out Of Boca
- Cornucopia Sweet Potato Barley Salad from Wendy at The Weekend Gourmet
- Green Beans with Pecans and Cranberries from Tara at Noshing With The Nolands
- Honey and Cinnamon Glazed Sweet Potatoes from Jennifer at Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Italian American Turkey Dressing from Anne at Webicurean
- Mushroom and Barley Casserole with Bacon, Gruyere and Spinach from Heather at Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
DESSERTS + SWEET BREADS
- Almond Brioche Sticky Buns from Alice at Hip Foodie Mom
- Baked Caramel Apple Cider Donuts from Nicole at Daily Dish Recipes
- Blue Ribbon Meyer Lemon Mascarpone Cheesecake from Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
- Gingered Butternut Squash Tart from Renee of Magnolia Days
- Hanukkah Lemon Star Cookies from Shannon at Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Plum and Blackberry Crumble from Katy at Happy Baking Days
- Salted Caramel Apple Pie from Laura at Pies and Plots
Let’s Get More of the BEST Apple Recipes!
- Caramel Apple Salad
- No Churn Apple Pie Ice Cream
- Salted Caramel Apple Cinnamon Turnovers
- Baked Caramel Apple Cider Donuts
Recipe for Baked Caramel Apple Cider Donuts
Baked Caramel Apple Cider Donuts
For the Donuts:
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp nutmeg
- ⅛ tsp allspice
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup apple cider
- 4 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
For the Caramel Topping:
- 1 ½ cup caramel candy squares like Brach’s
- 1 tablespoon whole milk
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease or spray your donut pan.
- In a mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients: the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and salt.
- In another bowl, whisk the maple syrup, apple cider, oil and vanilla.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix just until combined… the dough will be thick.
- Spoon the batter into a piping bag or a plastic baggie with the corner snipped and pipe the dough into the prepared donut pans. Fill each space to about 3/4 full.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, until donuts springs back when gently pressed. Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely before adding icing/caramel topping.
For the Caramel Topping:
- In a microwaveable bowl, add caramels & milk. Heat for 1 minute. Remove and stir. Heat an additional 30 seconds, stir and then repeat at 30 second intervals until fully melted.
- With a spoon drizzle caramel over the donuts or just kinda slather it on like I did. 🙂