Apple Butter Cake Donuts are the perfect dessert or Breakfast Treat. Fast and easy and so delicious with a Yummy Creamy Maple Frosting.
A while back I made some Apple Butter with some of the apples I had picked. I had never made or even eaten Apple Butter before. But it turned out really good and I was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was to make.
Between eating it on some toast and using it as a topping for Pancakes, I decided to do some baking. I made some Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls ,which I topped with the same amazing Maple Frosting that I used on these Apple Butter Cake Donuts.
In this house whenever I make Cake Donuts and yes I have made a few, from Cinnamon Cake Donuts to Mocha Cake Doughnuts they are always gone in minutes. I think it is because they are so soft and light.
They are one of those homemade treats that you can make in minutes. No messy frying with lots of pans and dishes to do. Basically a one bowl recipe, you don’t even need beaters, just a whisk.
Baked Apple Butter Cake Donuts with Maple Frosting
The first thing I did was whisk together the dry ingredients in a bowl, and in a separate bowl I whisked together the liquid ingredients until smooth. Then I whisked the dry into the wet ingredients and to make adding the batter to the donut pan a lot easier.
I poured the batter into a pastry bag and filled the pan. They baked for about 10 minutes. I let them cool a bit before I removed them from the pan, and of course I let them cool completely before adding any glaze.
If you like donuts with an afternoon coffee or tea or even for breakfast these will go down real easy. Enjoy!
Easy Baked Cake Donuts, with a creamy Maple Frosting.
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoon greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons apple butter
- 1 tablespoon butter melted (let cool)
- 1/2 cup powdered/icing sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 tablespoon milk more or less depending on how thick you like it
Pre-heat oven to 350° (180° celsius). Grease and flour a 6 donut pan.
Melt butter and let cool.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar and cinnamon.
In a medium bowl whisk together, egg, yogurt, milk, vanilla, apple butter and cooled butter until smooth.
Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients, until combined. Spoon into prepared donut pan or pour into a pastry bag and pour into donut pan. Bake for approximately 10 minutes. Let cool completely before dipping in frosting.
In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, vanilla and maple syrup if it is too thick add 1/2 tablespoon of milk, mix until smooth.