Baked Apple Spice Donuts

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Baked apple spice donuts have the taste of fall in each bite. This recipe includes a homemade glaze to add some more sweetness. This donut recipe is so easy as it starts with a cake mix!

Baked Apple Spice Donuts

As the leaves begin to change and a crisp breeze fills the air, the allure of autumn flavors beckons us into the kitchen. One of my favorite fall aromas is freshly baked spiced apple donuts. These delightful treats not only capture the essence of the season but also provide a comforting and indulgent experience. Let’s dive into the wonderful world of baked spiced apple donuts and discover how to create these fall treats in your own home.

The Ingredients

  • spice cake mix
  • flour
  • applesauce
  • water
Apple Spice Donut dunked in glaze

Homemade Glaze

  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • milk

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Why Baked Spiced Apple Donuts are a Fall Favorite

  1. A Taste of Autumn: The blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves that come in the spice cake mix bring the essence of fall, bringing warmth and comfort to your taste buds.
  2. Healthier Alternative: Baking these donuts instead of frying makes them a healthier choice.
  3. Simple and Quick: When you start with a cake mix, these cake donuts are easy to whip up, making them perfect for a cozy weekend baking session.
  4. Versatile and Customizable: Feel free to experiment by adding chunks of apples or add apple cider instead of water for more apple flavor. You can even add a crunchy topping like chopped nuts for extra texture.
Spiced Apple Donuts for Fall
Spiced Apple Donuts for Fall

Baked Apple Spice Donuts

Baked apple spice donuts have the taste of fall in each bite. This recipe includes a homemade glaze to add some more sweetness.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes


  • doughnut pan


Apple Spice Donuts

  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup water


  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • cup powder sugar sifted
  • 3 tbsp milk


Apple Spice Donuts

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray your donut pan with non-stick cooking spray or melted butter.
  • In a bowl, add the spice cake mix.
  • Add the flour and whisk the dry ingredients together.
    adding flour to cake mix
  • Then add 1 egg.
  • Then add your applesauce.
    adding applesauce to bowl
  • Whisk the batter together until it's smooth.
    apple donut batter
  • I scoop my batter into a large Ziploc bag, seal and snip one of the bottom corners off. Slowly pipe the batter into each cavity on the donut pan, filling each cavity only 1/2 full.
    apple donuts baked in pan
  • Place the donut pan in the preheated oven and bake for 14-16 minutes, until the donuts are firm to the touch.
  • Let the apple donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.


  • After the donuts are cool you can mix up the glaze in just minutes.
  • In a small bowl, add the sifted powder sugar, melted butter, and milk and whisk until smooth. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk. If it's too thin, add more powdered sugar.
    apple donuts with glaze on top
  • Then you can dunk or drizzle your donuts with the glaze. If you want you can add a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top of the glaze.
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple, donut
Servings: 12 donuts
Cost: $4

Fall is the time to savor the delicious flavors of baked apple spice donuts. With their perfect blend of spices and the comforting taste from the applesauce, these baked treats will become a staple in your autumn baking. So grab your apron and embrace the fall season with a batch of these delightful spiced apple donuts. Happy baking!

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