It’s that time of year when everyone is going bonkers over apple cider donuts and I’m no exception. In fact I’ve been known to drive 2 hours away just for a delicious bag of mini donuts from my favorite orchard. I decided it would be a good idea to make my own apple cider donuts, but if you’ve been following along here for awhile you’ve probably noticed that I like to add booze into any dessert recipe possible. That’s why I made HARD cider in my donuts.
I used my champagne drop donut recipe, but replaced the champagne with hard apple cider. Mmmmm cakey, tasty, fried golden nuggets of fried dough.
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup hard apple cider
1 cup sugar
3 cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons fresh ground nutmeg
Heat oil to 375 degrees. Beat together the eggs, vanilla, sugar. Add hard apple cider. Sift the dry ingredients into the egg mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon until just combined. Do not over mix. Use a small ice cream scoop or tablespoon to drop mixture into hot frying oil, and fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes.
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup hard apple cider
In a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar and apple cider until smooth, adding the apple cider slowly, until the glaze is about the consistency of heavy cream.
While they’re still warm, dip the donuts into the glaze and then place on a cooling rack. Let cool and then serve.