Baked Spiced Cake Donuts


A deliciously moist and more wholesome version of cake donuts with lots of spiced flavor.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
12 donuts


  • baking spray

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 cup applesauce

  • 1 cup apple cider

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 extra large egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 12-cup muffin pan with baking spray.

  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and kosher salt together in a bowl.

  3. Whisk applesauce, apple cider, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Stir into flour mixture gradually until ingredients are combined.

  4. Spoon batter into the prepared pan, filling each cup 3/4 full.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a donut comes out clean, about 17 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before removing donuts from the pan.

  6. Combine sugar and cinnamon for topping in a shallow dish. Brush donuts with melted butter on both sides and dip into sugar-cinnamon combination.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
7g Fat
51g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 49mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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