Baked Apple Coffee Cake Doughnuts
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
46 mins

The only thing better than an apple cider doughnut is an apple streusel doughnut made with fresh macintosh apples, apple cider, and buttermilk. Happy fall!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Doughnuts, Baked Doughnuts, Coffee Cake Doughnuts
Servings: 12 doughnuts
Author: Sues
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 12 Tbsp (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup finely diced macintosh apple (about 1 medium apple)
Streusel topping:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Place apple cider in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until liquid has reduced to 1/2 cup. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a doughnut pan with cooking oil.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl with hand mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs and mix to combine.
  5. In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

  6. Stir dry ingredients into the butter sugar mixture, alternating with buttermilk and 1/2 cup apple cider reduction, until just combined. Take care not to over-mix.
  7. Fold in diced macintosh apple.
  8. Evenly distribute batter into prepared pan, filling cavities almost all the way. You can either spoon batter in or put it in a ziplock bag with the corner cut off and pipe it in.

  9. Sprinkle a generous amount of streusel topping on top of each doughnut.
  10. Bake doughnuts for 14-16 minutes, until doughnuts are starting to turn golden around edges and lightly spring back when touched.

  11. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. Once cooled, drizzle glaze over the top.
Streusel topping
  1. Whisk together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. Using a pastry cutter or your fingers, cut cold butter into dry mixture, until small clumps form.
  3. Keep in fridge until ready to use.
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla.