Chocolate Chip Apple Donuts Recipe

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  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


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.



  • 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
  • 13 tbsp water
  • 1/4 c + 2 tbsp. cocoa powder


  1. Simply whisk all ingredient together in a stand mixer, using the water to adjust for desired consistency.
  2. Cover and set to the side.

Donut directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray a donut pan with non-stick baking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, add cake mix, apple sauce, pie spice, and cinnamon, mix to combine.
  4. Add your chocolate chips to the batter and mix to combine.
  5. Pour the batter into the donut pan.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes.
  7. Remove the donuts from the oven and let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
  8. Once donuts are cool remove from the pan.
  9. Set up a baking tray with a cookie cooling rack on top.
  10. Dip the top of the donut into the icing place on the cooling rack.
  11. Garnish with chocolate chips.
  12. Repeat until all are coated and garnished.
  13. ENJOY!!


Serving size: 1 dozen