Easy baked apple cider donuts recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in about 30 minutes. Coated in spiced cinnamon sugar. Soft, moist and tender!
Pour cider in a nonstick saucepan and cover over medium heat until it's reduced to 1/3 cup. It will become a thick syrup. Keep aside and allow it to cool down.
In a large mixing bowl, add egg, granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter, milk, vanilla extract and mix until smooth. Keep aside.
In another mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom.
Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture, along with the reduced apple cider, and mix until just combined. Don't over-mix!
Pour batter in a greased donut pan, filling halfway through.
Tip: Pour batter in piping bag and pipe batter in the donut pan. It's easier and neater.
Bake at 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Allow the donuts to cool down for 5 minutes at room temperature and then remove from pan.
While the donuts are cooling, mix together sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom in a wide bowl.
Brush melted butter all over each donut and roll in the bowl of sugar until fully coated.
Serve immediately and enjoy!