These old fashion baked cake donuts come out tender and moist, then are dipped in cinnamon-sugar. They are a perfect treat for a cool fall day. These apple cake donuts are simple to make, similar to making muffins using mostly kitchen staples that most have in their kitchen already. The donuts are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dessert. Who doesn't think starting a day off with a fresh warm donuts just makes the day better right off the bat!
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Set it aside.
In a separate bowl, combine the milk, brown sugar, granulated sugar, apple sauce, butter, apple cider and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl. For the apple cider, you can substitute unsweetened apple juice in its place if cider is not available.
Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Don't over-mix.
Transfer the batter to a large zip top bag or piping bag and cut off about 1/2 inch of a corner. Pipe the batter into a greased donut pan, so each hole is about 1/2 full. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 8-10 minutes until they are cooked through and a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Place the donuts onto a cooling rack.
For the topping, In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1/3 cup of granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter and brush the donuts one at a time with the butter making sure to coat both sides. Dip the donut into the cinnamon-sugar mixture and shake the donut until it's well covered. Repeat this with each donut. Enjoy warm or seal in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
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