Frankenstein Apple Cider Halloween Donuts

I love these Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. They’re impossibly cute and Halloween donut decorating is fun! Baked apple cider donuts boast plenty of fantastic fall flavour in every bite. Everyone will ADORE this spooky baked Halloween donut that looks like a Frankenstein monster.

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So if you are on the lookout for a spooky baked Halloween donut recipe, read on! No one can decline a cute donut that looks like a Frankenstein monster!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. Learn Halloween donut decorating that looks like a Frankenstein monster.

A Look at the Ingredients

Some of the ingredients in this spooky baked Halloween donut recipe are those you’d expect in any donut recipe. The usual suspects – flour, sugar, eggs, butter, and baking powder – are all in there. In addition, you will need apple cider and vanilla to infuse these with a wonderful flavour. More flavour comes from the addition of lemon juice, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. Learn Halloween donut decorating that looks like a Frankenstein monster.

When you have made the Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts, the next step is the icing and decoration. It isn’t hard to make a donut which looks like a Frankenstein monster.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. Learn Halloween donut decorating that looks like a Frankenstein monster.

The icing is made with butter, cream and powdered sugar. You also need food colouring, candy eyes, and other decorations to make these look great. The candy eyes can be found at Target or online from Amazon.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. Learn Halloween donut decorating that looks like a Frankenstein monster.

How to Make Frankenstein Apple Cider Halloween Donuts

The first thing to do, when making baked apple cider donuts, is to reduce the cider by about half. Combine the milk and lemon juice. Now combine all the dry ingredients and then add everything else to the batter.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. Learn Halloween donut decorating that looks like a Frankenstein monster.

Grease a donut pan and then pipe the donut batter in there in rings. The donuts should take 15 to 20 minutes to bake. They’re done as soon as they are springy.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. Learn Halloween donut decorating that looks like a Frankenstein monster.

Mix the cream, butter, powdered sugar, and food colouring for the icing. Make sure the donuts are completely cool before frosting and decorating them!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. Learn Halloween donut decorating that looks like a Frankenstein monster.

So after that, go ahead and dip your baked apple cider donuts in the icing and then in some chocolate sprinkles. See, I told you Halloween donut decorating was fun!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. You will love this spooky baked Halloween donut recipe.

Next you can add the candy eyeballs and then decorate the donuts with mini marshmallows or whatever else you want to use. Threading the marshmallows on to toothpicks then adding the marshmallows looks like Frankenstein neck bolts.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. You will love this spooky baked Halloween donut recipe.

Remove the ‘neck bolts’ before serving these to kids or warn the grownups so they don’t inadvertently bite into a toothpick!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. You will love this spooky baked Halloween donut recipe.

The finished donuts will be fine for several days if you keep them in an airtight container. Don’t add the decorations until you serve them though, for the best result.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. You will love this spooky baked Halloween donut recipe.

Why Homemade Donuts are So Good

Although I don’t think I even met a donut I didn’t like, homemade ones are best. These Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts are not difficult to make at all and they taste amazing. A donut that looks like a Frankenstein monster is always fun for Halloween. And donuts are better the fresher they are.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. You will love this spooky baked Halloween donut recipe.

Who doesn’t love that incredible aroma in a donut shop? Well these baked apple cider donuts will make the kitchen smell amazing. Trust me, everyone will rush into the kitchen to find out what you’re making! Since these are baked in the oven instead of fried, they will take longer to cook and that amazing aroma will linger for longer!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. You will love these baked apple cider donuts.

I have tried different recipes in the past but this spooky baked Halloween donut recipe is one of the best. The apple cider adds a lovely fall flavour, supported by the earthy flavours of nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. They really are perfect for this time of year. Whether you relax with one with a cup of coffee or grab one as a quick snack on the go, these Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts are great.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. You will love these baked apple cider donuts.

If it isn’t Halloween but you still want to do some Halloween donut decorating, you can simply frost these and optionally add sprinkles. You can also tweak some of the ingredients if you want, such as the spices. This recipe makes 12 so you could also double it if you are making a bunch of donuts for a Halloween party. Swap the green food colouring for orange if you want or even black. Or make some of each!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. You will love these baked apple cider donuts.

If you like these spooky baked Halloween donuts, you might also like Halloween Monster Eye Crinkle Cookies, Spooky Halloween Monster Eye Pretzels or Colourful No Churn Halloween Ice Cream.

Frankenstein Apple Cider Halloween Donuts Recipe

Frankenstein Apple Cider Halloween Donuts

Course: Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: donuts, Halloween
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 donuts
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Bella
I love these Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts. The Halloween donut decorating is fun! Baked apple cider donuts boast plenty of fall flavour in every bite. Everyone will ADORE this spooky baked Halloween donut that looks like a Frankenstein monster.
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Ingredients

ICING/DECOR

  • 3 Tbsp. butter  melted
  • 3 Tbsp. cream
  • 1 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • food coloring  Green
  • Candy eyes 
  • Chocolate jimmies 
  • Mini marshmallows  
  • Toothpicks 

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Pour one cup of apple juice or apple cider into a small saucepan, heat until boiling then turn the heat down just a bit and simmer until the juice has been reduced by half. Let cool to room temperature. 
  • Pour the lemon juice into the milk and let sit for a couple minutes. 
  • Pour all dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer and mix until combined. 
  • Add the milk/lemon mixture, the apple cider reduction, eggs, vanilla, and butter to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix together until everything is fully combined 
  • Spoon your batter into a piping bag or into a 1 gallon zip top bag and snip one bottom corner. 
  • Prepare a donut pan by spraying with non-stick baking spray. Pipe the batter into the prepared donut pan.  
  • Bake the donuts in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes until fully baked. The cake should be springy to the touch. Turn the donuts out onto a cooling rack and let cool completely before decorating. 
  • To make the icing, combine the melted butter, cream, food coloring, and powdered sugar. Mix until all of the sugar has dissolved. (If the icing is too thick, add a bit more cream, if it is too thin add a bit more powdered sugar.) 
  • Once the donuts have cooled completely, dip the top of the donut into the freshly made icing. Then immediately dip half of the donut into the chocolate sprinkles for the hair. Place dipped donut onto a plate or tray, finish dipping the remainder of the donuts. 
  • Place two candy eyeballs below the donut hole on each donut. 
  • Place the tray of donuts into the fridge for 15-30 minutes or until the icing has hardened a bit
  • While the donuts are in the fridge you can make the neck bolts. Start by cutting 12 toothpicks in half.  
  • Stick the cut side of each of the tooth picks into a mini marshmallow. 
  • When the donuts have hardened, remove from the fridge and place two of your marshmallow toothpicks into the donut, one on each side of the donut where the “neck” would be. 

Nutrition

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 1mg

Notes

Iced Donuts will keep for 3-4 days in an airtight container in the fridge, however it is recommended that the decorating (eyes and marshmallows) be done immediately before serving. 

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

So if you’re in the mood for a donut that looks like a Frankenstein monster, get ready for some Halloween donut decorating! These Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts are absolutely delicious. And there is no denying how cute they are! So whether you want to make this spooky baked Halloween donut recipe as it is, or tweak the ingredients or icing, you are definitely going to have fun making them!

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  1. Shayla wrote:

    These halloween donuts are so creative and cute! They look yummy too.

    Posted 10.21.19 Reply
  2. I’m loving these adorably spooky Halloween donuts so much! Very creative. Those little ghosts are my favorites.

    Posted 10.21.19 Reply
  3. These are so cute! I’m a donut fanatic so I’ll definitely have to try these 🙂

    Posted 10.21.19 Reply
  4. Sharon Glascoe wrote:

    These Halloween donuts are so cute! I love the ghost ones and sprinkled orange ones too. So neat!

    Posted 10.22.19 Reply
  5. Brittany wrote:

    My whole family loves donuts! They would go crazy if I made these. Thank you for the recipe!

    Posted 10.22.19 Reply
  6. Deborah wrote:

    Wow, these are so cute! I’m totally pinning this as I have a Halloween Party to go to on the 31 and these are sure to be a hit!

    Posted 10.22.19 Reply
  7. Amber Dawn wrote:

    SO fun! The little ghosts popping up are my favorite and the kids would go bananas for these as a Halloween treat this weekend!

    Posted 10.22.19 Reply
  8. Emily wrote:

    These are so cute! I love the spider donuts!! My kids would absolutely love these!

    Posted 10.22.19 Reply
  9. Hmm baked donuts! I’m into it. The ghosts are definitely my favorite.

    Posted 10.22.19 Reply
  10. omg these are too cute! I love the ghost the most!

    Posted 10.23.19 Reply
  11. Oh my goodness! Yum! These turned out so adorable, and they look so delish.

    Posted 10.23.19 Reply
  12. Lisa Grant wrote:

    These donuts are so cute! So perfect as a Halloween treat!

    Posted 10.23.19 Reply
  13. Nadalie Bardowell wrote:

    I actually don’t think I’ve ever wanted to eat a donut this badly! These are soooo cute and yummy looking.

    Posted 10.23.19 Reply
  14. Valerie CottageMakingMommy wrote:

    I want one of these. I think every member of my family would too.

    Posted 10.23.19 Reply
  15. Hannah Becker wrote:

    ooooooh these look delicious, Bella! You’re such an amazing cook!

    Posted 10.25.19 Reply
  16. Tara Liston Fuller wrote:

    these are precious! they look incredible – you’re so talented and creative!

    Posted 10.25.19 Reply