Do you love donuts? Want easy apple donuts? These baked donuts are easy to make and tastes amazing. With a bright apple flavor, these cake mix donuts are great for a grab and go breakfast idea.
Amazing Chocolate Chip Apple Donuts Recipe
I love making homemade donuts. Many people think it is hard to make donuts at home, but it is incredibly easy to make donuts, especially since they are baked and not fried.
Perfect for breakfast or dessert, these chocolate chip apple donuts are so good that you want to make them all the time.
How to Store Cake Mix Donuts
When you make these cake mix donuts, you will want to make sure to store them properly. You want to make sure that the donuts are protected from the air. When it is exposed to the air, it will go stale faster.
These donuts should be stored in an airtight container. The donuts will last for about 3 days before it starts to spoil and go bad. You can also freeze these donuts to help make them last longer.
Tips for freezing baked donuts
Whenever I make donuts like these I like to make extras to freeze the baked donuts. This makes it easy to have apple donuts on hand whenever I want them. To freeze the donuts, after baking let the donuts cool completely.
Since these donuts are covered with a chocolate frosting, you will want to wait until the frosting has set, or freeze the donuts before wrapping them. Once the donuts are frozen, wrap the donuts in wax paper before moving the apple donuts to a freezer bag or airtight container.
This is a great way to take out a donut or two at a time to thaw for breakfast.
Why cake mix makes the best donut recipe
When making homemade donuts, using a cake mix make it even easier to make donuts. It takes less time to make the donuts. When making cake mix donuts, you are able to change the flavors.
You can make many different flavors of donuts by simply changing the flavor of cake or what you add into the batter. As a bonus, it is extremely inexpensive to make the best donut recipes.
Ingredients for chocolate apple baked donut recipe
- spice cake mix
- pie spice
- chocolate chips
- powdered sugar
- light corn syrup
- cocoa powder
How to make cake mix donuts
Simply whisk all ingredients together in a stand mixer, using the water to adjust for desired consistency.
Cover and set to the side.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Spray a donut pan with non-stick baking spray.
In a large bowl, add cake mix, apple sauce, pie spice, and cinnamon, mix to combine.
Add your chocolate chips to the batter and mix to combine.
Pour the batter into the donut pan.
Bake for 12-14 minutes.
Remove the donuts from the oven and let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
Once donuts are cool remove from the pan.
Set up a baking tray with a cookie cooling rack on top.
Dip the top of the donut into the icing place on the cooling rack.
Garnish with chocolate chips.
Repeat until all are coated and garnished.
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- 1 box of spice cake mix
- 1 1/2 cup applesauce
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp pie spice
- 1 cup chocolate chips for the batter
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips for garnish
Donut icing Ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp light corn syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 - 3 tbsp water
- 1/4 c + 2 tbsp. cocoa powder
- Simply whisk all ingredient together in a stand mixer, using the water to adjust for desired consistency.
- Cover and set to the side.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Spray a donut pan with non-stick baking spray.
- In a large bowl, add cake mix, apple sauce, pie spice, and cinnamon, mix to combine.
- Add your chocolate chips to the batter and mix to combine.
- Pour the batter into the donut pan.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes.
- Remove the donuts from the oven and let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
- Once donuts are cool remove from the pan.
- Set up a baking tray with a cookie cooling rack on top.
- Dip the top of the donut into the icing place on the cooling rack.
- Garnish with chocolate chips.
- Repeat until all are coated and garnished.
Serving size: 1 dozen
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