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Apple Cider Donuts

Apple Cider Donuts

Prep: 1 hr 30 mins
Cook: 30 mins

2 cups warm apple cider
1 tablespoon yeast 
1 Box Foodstirs Simply Vanilla Cake Mix
4 cups flour
cinnamon-sugar mixture, for coating
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp of Cinnamon
½ tsp of salt 
Oil for frying


In a small saucepan, bring two cups of apple cider to a gentle boil.

Dissolve yeast in the apple cider for about 5 minutes.

Put cake mix in a large bowl.

Add salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon

Add the cider with the yeast and mix well. The dough will be soft.

Add 3 cups of flour 

Cover with a dish cloth and let rise about 1 hours.

Roll dough out on floured counter. 

Cut the dough using 2 circle cutters ( You can use a drinking glass; we used a glass and a cupcake piping tip for the center)

If you prefer to bake your donuts, place the donuts on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown (approx 15 mins on each side). For traditional frying, FIRST cover your dough for an additional 30- 45 minutes and let rise. Fry in vegetable oil for about 3 minutes per side. 

Remove carefully from oil and place in a bowl with cinnamon and sugar.

Coat well on both sides and put on a cooling rack.


Jaclyn is a Registered nurse turned cake artist, mom of twins, and a serious foodie! Jaclyn took time off of nursing to take care of her twins, she started baking for fun, and never looked back! Jaclyn has won several awards for cake decorating and has been featured on several blogs and websites. She participates annually in cake collaborations, fundraisers, and donates cakes for children with various different illnesses, through an organization called Icing Smiles. Jaclyn’s creative cupcakes have also been featured on local blogs, and she was nominated in 2016 for "Best of Westchester" cupcakes. Her favorite part of baking and decorating, is being able to share her passion with her children. "I love that baking allows my family to be creative and gives my children the opportunity to experience art, math, and science. All while creating family time and memories. This is why I love the whole concept of Foodstirs!"