Light and flavorful Baked Applesauce Cake Donuts with Cinnamon-Vanilla Glaze are a fun and unexpected twist on the classic cake recipe.

Baked Applesauce Cake Donuts with Cinnamon-Vanilla Glaze

What do you get when you combine June 6 National Applesauce Cake Day and June 7 National Donut Day

Baked Applesauce Cake Donuts with Cinnamon-Vanilla Glaze

Delicious and family-friendly, this donut recipe can easily be made at home. All you need is a donut pan and an oven (they’re baked versus fried). The result is a light, moist, and flavorful apple-kissed donut. I love to top these sweet apple donuts with a simple cinnamon-vanilla glaze. Or for some crunch, sprinkle with granola for a decadent. 

Let’s dive in and learn how to make them!

 

Applesauce Cake Donuts

These donuts use all of the traditional ingredients you would expect in an applesauce cake–butter, sugar, flour, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and of course, applesauce. For a healthier twist (in addition to these being baked versus fried donuts), I added rolled oats to the batter. The result is a light and flavorful donut with the perfect amount of spice expected in an applesauce cake.

You’ll be delighted to know that while the ingredient list may seem a bit long, you likely have all of these ingredients in your pantry or spice cabinet. However, there are a few things to note so let’s quickly address them…

Ingredient List: While the ingredient list may seem a bit long, you likely have most of these ingredients in your pantry, refrigerator or spice cabinet. For example cinnamon, nutmeg, butter, brown sugar, eggs, baking soda, flour…

Baked Applesauce Cake Donuts with Cinnamon-Vanilla Glaze

Donut Pan: If you don’t have donut pan then the same recipe will work in a muffin or cake tin. You can find a high-quality pan for less than $10. I recently purchased one at ALDI but you can also find them online or at any cooking supply store.

Stand Mixer: Save your arm strength for lifting the donuts to your mouth (unless you really need a workout) and use a stand mixer to cream together the butter and brown sugar. 

Baked Applesauce Cake Donuts

 

More Applesauce Recipes

If you love using applesauce in recipes then I have a treat for your…2-Ingredient Applesauce Cupcakes! They’re seriously simple and absolutely amazing!

2-Ingredient Applesauce Cupcakes from Holley Grainger

Want more?? Be sure to try my Frozen Applesauce Dots for a refreshing treat!

Frozen Applesauce Dots from Holley Grainger

 

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Baked Applesauce Cake Donuts with Cinnamon-Vanilla Glaze from Holley Grainger