From DOMINO SUGAR
Makes 12 donuts
These creative donuts look and taste like real fall apples. Bake up a bushel for your friends and family.
Apple Cider Donuts (recipe to follow)
Red Apple Glaze (recipe to follow)
Green Butter Frosting (recipe to follow)
12 pretzel sticks
1.Prepare donuts; set aside to cool completely.
2.Prepare red apple glaze; set aside.
3.Prepare green buttercream frosting; set aside.
4.Dip top of cooled donuts into the glaze and dry on wire rack.
5.Decorate with green buttercream frosting leaves and a pretzel stick for the stem.
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
2/3 cup apple cider
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup DOMINO Light Brown Sugar
2 large eggs
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease donut pan with 12 openings.
2.Melt butter in saucepan. Add apple cider. Stir and set aside to cool.
3.In a large bowl, stir together flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon; set aside.
4.Combine butter mixture, brown sugar, and eggs; stir well.
5.Stir in flour mixture until all is incorporated. Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Tap pan on flat surface to remove air.
6.Bake 7 to 8 minutes. Allow donuts to cool before handling.
For Red Apple Glaze
2 cups DOMINO Confectioners Sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons red gel food coloring
12 pretzel sticks
1.Mix sugar, water, and food coloring until sugar is red.
For Buttercream Frosting
3 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons DOMINO Confectioners Sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Green food coloring
1.In a large bowl, with electric mixer at low speed, combine sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla.
2.Beat at medium speed 1 to 2 minutes, until creamy. If desired, add more milk until frosting spreading consistency.
3. Add green food coloring; mix.
Pumpkin Decorated Donuts
Try decorating these tasty donuts as pumpkins!In a large zip-top bag, mix 1 1/2 cups DOMINO Granulated Sugars with 4 to 6 drops orange food coloring. Remove air. Squeeze bag until all of the sugar has become orange. Spread sugar out onto a baking pan and let dry for 2 hours. Dip slightly warm donuts in orange sugar. Decorate with green buttercream frosting leaves.
*Store any remaining buttercream frosting in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or in the freezer for up to 2 months.
Find this recipe and more holiday treats at dominosugar.com