Clarissa Dickinson

Apple Cider Cinnamon Coffee Cake Doughnuts

Clarissa Dickinson
Apple Cider Cinnamon Coffee Cake Doughnuts

It’s officially fall which means that my instagram will soon be filled with nothing but apples and pumpkins so why not start with apple cider? I was also craving coffee cake, since today is National Coffee Day, so I just combined the two and nothing is better than when baked goods are in doughnut form, am I right?


Makes: 12 doughnuts Total Time: 40 minutes


  • Doughnuts

  • 1 stick butter, softened

  • 3/4 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 egg

  • 2 cups flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • pinch of salt

  • 1/4 cup apple cider

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • Filling

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 1 tablespoons cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 1/2 cup flour

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider

  • Topping

  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 3/4 cups flour

  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoons cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon apple cider

  • Glaze

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and butter a doughnut pan. In a mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add in the vanilla and egg and blend until combined.

Step 2: In another mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.

Step 3: Add half of the flour mixture into the batter and blend until combined. Mix in the milk and apple cider until smooth, then add in the remaining flour.

Step 4: Scoop batter into the doughnut pans filling them each 1/3 full. Set aside.

Step 5: Using the electric mixer, beat together the butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, brown sugar and apple cider to make the filling. Once smooth, pour filling onto each doughnut then top with the remaining doughnut batter.

Step 6: To make the topping, add the butter, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and apple cider to a food processor and pulse until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of the doughnut batter fully covering the batter.

Step 7: Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and remove doughnuts from pan, placing them on a cooling rack until cool.

Step 8: While cooling, whisk together the apple cider and powdered sugar to make the glaze. You can add additional powdered sugar or apple cider until it’s the consistency you want. Thinner glaze will soak in more while a thicker glaze will sit on top.

Step 9: Once the doughnuts are fully cooled, drizzle the glaze on top and serve fresh!