Mickey’s Apple Cider Donuts!


Mickey’s Apple Cider Donuts By Janel Adani

Oh my, nothing says fall to me like Apple Cider. I absolutely LOVE apple cider. One of my fondest memories as a child was to go to the pumpkin patch and pick out our pumpkins and then head over to the concession area and pick out some yummy baked goods and a nice big cup of apple cider. Oh how I miss those days.

So, while scrolling around the Disney Family website, I found this yummy recipe for Mickey’s Apple Cider Donuts. It’s combining the taste of apple cider into a yummy donut! This is a win win in my book! So let’s get started!

What You’ll Need

•Baked donut pan (lightly greased)
•Mini muffin pan for making donut “holes” (lightly greased)
•2 mixing bowls
•Whisk and wooden spoon
•2 cups flour
•1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon & 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
•1 egg, beaten
•1/2 cup apple cider & 1/2 cup brown sugar
•1 cup buttermilk
•2 tablespoons canola oil & 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
•Cooling rack
•FOR THE GLAZE: Chocolate
•Small heavy saucepan
•6 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons milk
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•2 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
•Bowl of medium hot water (to set the pan of finished glaze on)
•Wooden kitchen skewer

How To Make It

⦁ To make the donuts, heat the oven to 325 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set the bowl aside for now.
⦁ In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, cider, brown sugar, buttermilk, canola oil, and vanilla extract.
⦁ Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients just until the batter is evenly blended.
⦁ Fill the donut cups (for the Mickey faces) and the mini muffin cups (for Mickey ears) three quarters of the way. Bake the donuts and donut “hole” muffins until they spring back when you touch them, about 8 to 10 minutes.
⦁ Let the donuts and donut holes cool in the pan slightly before transferring them to a cooling rack.
⦁ Now make the glaze by combining the butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla extract in a small heavy saucepan. Heat the pan over medium heat until the butter melts. Add the chocolate and stir until it is all melted. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the confectioners’ sugar until the glaze is smooth.
⦁ Set the pan over a bowl of medium hot water to keep the glaze fluid. Immediately dip the donuts halfway into the glaze and place them on a wax paper covered tray. Next, dip each donut hole by pushing it onto the end of a wooden kitchen skewer and submerging it in the chocolate (Tip: Use a fork to push it off the skewer and onto the tray once it’s glazed.). Allow the glaze on the donuts to set up (30 minutes or so).
⦁ At serving time, place each whole donut on a plate and set two of the donut holes in place (at the top of the donut) for ears.

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