Apple Cider Mini Donuts with Maple Glaze

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Christiana George
Christiana George
Welcome to The Tart Tart, my not-so-tart take on food, writing, and photography. I decided to start up this sucker after repeated nagging from Chris, my fiance, who cannot understand why the sight of a farmer’s market would send me into ecstatic convulsions (okay, total overstatement. I can be quite the histrionic at times).With that said, my interests, though chiefly in food, also span fashion, design, literature, and photography. So don’t mind the seemingly non sequitur odds and ends I toss in posts at times.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  Since I do not have to cook the turkey dinner it’s time to use my babycakes machine again. It’s so easy and fun.  I wanted to try another one of Aimee’s recipes at  The Apple Cider Donuts sounded so yummy.  Of course I replaced 1/4 cup of sugar for 1/4 cup of my dad’s maple syrup (forgot to put in picture, oops).  Apple and maple syrup, what could be better?

Apple Cider Mini Donuts
adapted from Shugary Sweets


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt

Cooking Directions

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Add maple syrup, eggs, apple cider, apple sauce, and vanilla. Using a mixer on medium speed, blend until smooth.
  2. Fill each cooking reservoir with about 2 tbsp of batter.
  3. Bake 2-4 minutes or until toothpick inserted in donut comes out clean. Makes about 24-28 donuts. 

Mmmm…can you smell them?  I used a different glaze then Aimee.  I made a Maple Glaze to enhance the maple flavor I put in the mini donuts.     

Maple Glaze

by The Sweet Chick


  • 1 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 – 4 tbsp pure maple syrup

Cooking Directions

  1. Blend together sugar and syrup. Add more maple syrup to make a glaze consistency.
  2. Dip donuts in glaze and place on wire rack to allow glaze to set up.

I added sprinkles to some of them for the kids.  The donuts were delish!  I didn’t hear any complaints.

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