Apple Cider Cake Mix Donuts

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Last Updated on August 6, 2020 by Deanna Samaan

Apple Cider Cake Mix Donuts is an easy way to make a homemade donut using cake mix and apple cider! A recipe from Seduction In The Kitchen.

Apple Cider Cake Mix Donuts is an easy way to make a homemade donut using cake mix and apple cider! A recipe from Seduction In The Kitchen.

Wow! My stats this week have doubled! Making changes, fixing the 301’s and 404, switching a few things behind the scenes have helped. As I say change is good.

I’m realizing to make a change you have to be willing to make the risk. It is the fear of taking the risk that stops you from making a change. Yes, I’m getting fortune cookie here.

Why fortune cookie advice? Well, I’m thinking a little different right now. An Ah-huh moment came to me.

Driving 2.5 hours to see my mom and dad, I do my best thinking. Long story short, I realized the guy I been talking too doesn’t really want me.

Suddenly, I realized I’m always changing myself but not for me. It is for them. Yes, I want to lose weight. I have never seemed to lose weight for me. It is for someone else.

I decided to screw it, it’s time to do things for me. First, I need to love myself. I guess it that 2.5 hours, listening to music really helps me think and understand things.

So with this as my mindset right now. I’m going to do 2 huge things. One is a big event for Seduction in the Kitchen. It’s something I have not done before. 12 posts in 12 days!

Starting on December 1, I will be doing 12 days of Christmas cookies! It’s something I been wanting to do for years and I’m doing it! I am known for my cookie trays so why not blog the recipes as I create them.

Also, I am going to give you a gallery of other food blogger cookie recipes at the end the posts so you can create great cookie recipes for Christmas. Each gallery will be different in the 12 recipe posts. It is a huge task, but damn it, I want to do this. I love making cookies!

Also the other huge event I’m going to do will be more on Instagram and some recipe change ups on here for January. Starting January 2, I am doing healthy life changes. So for the month of January, I’m working on me with a body, mind makeover.

That means January it will be healthy and also I am going to concentrate on vegetarian and vegan recipes. I want to do this 30-day challenge for me. Hopefully, you will be looking for more salads and dressing recipes since healthy eating is New Year resolutions. I am going to be developing it for my Healthy New Me Challenge.

Apple Cider Cake Mix Donuts is an easy way to make a homemade donut using cake mix and apple cider! A recipe from Seduction In The Kitchen.


Let’s get to what you came here for, Apple Cider Cake Mix Donuts! I had got from Zuliy for a donut pan. Oh, how I have been dreaming of making homemade donuts with it. Apple cider donuts just seem so yummy right now since it is in season. I will be honest I wanted to make a donut that is simple. So cake mix seemed the best option.

I personally love these donuts. My one friend said, they are good, but not donuts, they are cake. I will let you be the judge, are they donuts, or are they cake?

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Apple Cider Cake Mix Donuts
Yield: 12

Apple Cider Cake Mix Donuts

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Apple Cider Cake Mix Donuts is an easy way to make a homemade donut using cake mix and apple cider! A recipe from Seduction In The Kitchen.


  • 1 box spiced cake mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • cinnamon sugar (for rolling donuts in)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  2. Whisk together dry cake mix, egg, vegetable oil, and water until combined.
  3. Pour batter into a large, gallon sized plastic bag and snip off a small portion of one corner. Squeeze donut mixture into prepared donut pan until cups are about 1/2 full.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes. 
  5. Let the donuts cool for about a minute, then take out the pan and roll them into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  6. Then let the donuts cool completely on wire rack.
  7. When they are cooled, ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250

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  • Mike T
    November 26, 2016

    A couple of notes… First, don’t write him off just yet. Sometimes, we get scared or confused about what we want, but we do come around eventually, usually. On the life changes, that’s fantastic, but be careful about going too far too fast. I’m down 35 pounds, but it’s taken me a year and a half to get here from 230. I would have flamed out very early if I started denying myself what I love. I do still eat pizza, enjoy dessert, and drink wine and margaritas. I have changed up how much of those I get, but I do still get them. Dessert is, any more, a kids scoop of vanilla ice cream. With raspberry reduction sauce, it’s less than 250 calories. Third, those donuts look A-MAZ-ING!

    • Deanna Samaan
      November 27, 2016

      That is true. We have been on and off for 3 years and we do not live near each other. He is in Florida. Some reason we always get drawn to each other. Truth is. He always pushes away. I don’t know where we stand, but at the same time, he doesn’t make the effort to come see me.

      Congrats! That is so good! I know you can’t just starve yourself, but I do want challenge myself too 🙂

      Thank you!

  • Mike T
    November 28, 2016

    Gah. No idea why. You clearly know your way around a kitchen, and you clean up quite well. Maybe you should ask him to make sure he uses his 2016 vision benefits before year end, as it’s clear he hasn’t yet? 😉 Any professional should be able to make time for someone they’re interested in, and he certainly has the means to do so.

    • Deanna Samaan
      November 28, 2016

      LOL, I think he scared personally. The latest is He wants someone 10 years younger. I told I look young. I am 4 and I look 23. I can change my weight. I can change my hair but I can’t change my age. Though I can get away with it in a way because I do look younger LOL

      • Mike T
        December 2, 2016

        Bah. Age is just a number. I think you’re probably right. If he can’t put on his big boy pants and man up, it’s his loss. Just because you CAN doesn’t mean you SHOULD. Change for the right reasons–You.

        • Deanna Samaan
          December 2, 2016

          I agree 🙂 Thank you!