Baked Apple Donuts with Salted Caramel Drizzle Doughnuts
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Baked Apple Donuts with Salted Caramel Drizzle

Baked Apple Donuts with Salted Caramel DrizzleBaked Apple Donuts with Salted Caramel Drizzle

I just love a good donut. These doughnuts are a little better for year in that they are baked. We hope that you love these Baked Apple Donuts with Salted Caramel Drizzle.

Baked Apple Donuts with Salted Caramel Drizzle

Ingredients for Doughnuts

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 large apple, grated

Salted Caramel Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons milk
    sea salt for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 400-degrees and prepare your donut pans with a baking spray.
  2. Peel, core, and grate the apple – alternatively, you could use 1/2 cup of applesauce.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients with a whisk. In a small bowl, beat the egg and combine the oil and milk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well.
  4. Fold in the apples until just mixed, then spoon into prepared pan so that each donut well is two-thirds of the way full.  Bake for 12-15 minutes until the donuts spring back when touched.
  5. Remove from the oven and turn out onto a cooling rack.
  6. To make the glaze, add the sugar and water to a saucepan over medium low heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved, then turn up the heat to high.  Use the handle of the pan to swirl the mixture around in the pan until it begins to bubble.
  7. After about 3 minutes, the sugar mixture will start to darken. Add the butter just as it begins to smoke. Whisk in the heavy cream and remove from heat.  Stir in the powdered sugar and milk until combined and smooth.
  8. Drizzle the caramel glaze over the baked donuts, and sprinkle with the sea salt.
  9. Extra caramel can be stored in the refrigerator for a week. Keep doughnuts stored in a sealed container for no longer than 2-3 days for maximum freshness.

We hope that you are inspired by this Baked Apple with Salted Caramel Drizzle recipe. Happy baking!

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2 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. sounds amazing! we just recently started baking donuts.

  2. Seth

    Those look delicious. My wife has a bunch of apples in the fridge so maybe I can propose this recipe.

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