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Baked Apple Spice Cake Donuts Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 donuts


  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 & ½ cups applesauce
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice


  • 1 cup Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter melted


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the donut baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the cake mix, applesauce, apple pie spice, and cinnamon. Mix until you have a smooth batter.
  • Fill each donut slot on the pan with batter. This can be done by spooning the batter into the donut wells or pour the batter in a large Ziploc storage bag and snip a very small corner off of the bag and squeeze the batter into the wells.
  • Bake the donuts for 10-12 minutes. If you press your finger down onto the top of the donut and it bounces back up they are done. You can also check for doneness with a toothpick.
  • Once your donuts are done baking, remove the pan from the oven and let them cool a little. When you have completely cooled off donuts then you can coat them with the cinnamon sugar mix.
  • If you choose to dip the donuts in the melted butter before coating them you would dip them first and then go to the next step.
  • In a Ziploc storage bag, add your granulated sugar and ground cinnamon. Place a donut in the bag and gently shake to coat. If you try coating more than one donut at a time or shake too hard you could cause the donuts to crumble.
Keyword apple, cake, donuts, doughnuts, spice