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Apple Cider Cake Donuts - Sugar Free Recipe

These Apple Cider Cake Donuts are easy to make, healthy, cakey, flavorful and so delicious. This is a one-bowl recipe that comes together very quickly and easily. The best breakfast or snack for a fall crisp morning.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • Donut Pan
  • Glass Bowl
  • Whisker
  • Rubber Spatula


  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed I used monk fruit brown sugar blend
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar I used monk fruit sugar blend
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil you can replace for olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs - I used flaxseeds see notes
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp all-spice
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour, unbleached
  • 3/4 cup apple cider homemade or store bought

Cinnamon Sugar

  • 1 cup granulated sugar monk fruit blend
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Pinch all-spice


  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  • In a large glass bowl, whisk together brown sugar blend, granulated sugar blend, salt, oil and vanilla extract.
  • Whisk slowly in eggs, one at a time. Until fuly incorporated.
  • Add the baking soda, cinnamon, half of the flour, and half of the apple cider. Whisk slowly until fully incorporated. Then add the rest of the apple cider and flour and whisk until completely combine. Do not over mix your batter.
  • Pour the batter into the donut mold, filling each one just 2/3 full.
  • Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes. Depending on your oven and the type of mold that you are using.
  • Bake the donuts for 10-12 minutes or until the edges and tops are lightly browned. To test, poke your finger into the top of the donut. If the donut bounces back, they’re done.
  • While donuts are in the oven, combine the granulated sugar, cinnamon, and all-spice together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Cool donuts for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Re-grease the pan and bake the remaining donut batter.
  • Coat each donut with the cinnamon sugar coaying. Serve immidiatly and enjoy!


For this recipe, I used a fall silicon mold from Hobby Lobby. You can bake these donuts inside a regular donut pan or even as cupcakes. The baking time depends on what mold you decide to use. 
For the vegan eggs - Combine 1 tbsp of flaxseed meal and 3 tbsp of water for each egg and let it sit for five minutes before using. 
Keyword apple cider donuts, berry muffin with streusel topping, cake donuts, healthy baking, vegan baking, Vegan Dessert, vegetarian
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