Apple Cider Doughnut Cake


Happy National Doughnut Day! I was actually going to make this recipe tomorrow but when I found out what today was, duh! I bring you this delicious cake inspired by apples and fall. Oh and of course, doughnuts! This cake is very easy to make and no fancy kitchen gadgets are needed. Just 2 bowls and a bundt pan. And if you follow my Insta stories, you know that I completely butchered the cake flip (face palm). I think I need a new bundt pan because I always struggle with inverting cakes with it. None of my other cake pans have problems, just this one…

But, with the power of photography, you can’t even tell in these pictures! And, it doesn’t matter, the cake is still delicious and it just goes to show that no one is perfect. We all make mistakes and sometimes we fail. I still have dessert for my family 🙂

So go get your aprons on, start your ovens and let’s bake!

What you will need:

Bundt pan greased well

For the cake:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups oat flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup apple cider
3/4 cup applesauce
3/4 vegetable oil
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the topping:

2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and soda and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients; cider, applesauce, oil, eggs and vanilla.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk until just combined. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 40-50 minutes. Allow to cool 15-20 minutes on a wire rack before carefully inverting on a serving plate.

While cake is cooling, melt butter. In a small bowl stir together the sugar and cinnamon. Pour butter over cooling cake and immediately sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar. Slice and serve. Enjoy!

Store covered at room temp.

Look at those pretty crumbs and beautiful cinnamon sugar!

Healthy Apple Oatmeal Cookies

I love baking with apples! And I’m starting to run again after taking over a month off so I thought, I need a good, heathy, tasty snack/breakfast to get me in the spirit. Apples, cinnamon and oatmeal come together in these soft and chewy cookies. A perfect snack or post run bite. I run in the mornings and these hit the spot! So, go workout  and then start your ovens…

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

1 cup quick oats
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Dash of salt
1 egg
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 apple peeled and chopped

Note: These were not sweet enough for me so when I make them again I will add a tablespoon or 2 of brown sugar.

In a large bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk together egg, coconut oil, vanilla and maple syrup. Stir in apples. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. The batter is thick. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Drop cookie dough by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet and press each cookie slightly. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Let stand on cookie sheet for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!



Apple Cinnamon Bread

My kitchen smells amazing right now! No candle needed. Making this bread was the perfect idea for this gorgeous fall day. Happy October! Not only does it smell delicious, it tastes like heaven. The season of fall filling your senses. So c’mon! Let’s get to baking this beautiful bread…

What you will need:

Loaf pan lined with foil and sprayed with non-stick spray

For the batter:

1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1 Granny Smith Apple peeled and chopped into small pieces

To make:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. In a small bowl, stir together brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside. In another small bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Set aside.

In a large bowl (or bowl of your electric mixer), beat sugar and butter until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add in dry ingredients and milk, and mix until combined.

Evenly spread about half the batter into prepared loaf pan. Sprinkle half the apple pieces and then half the cinnamon sugar on top. Pour the rest of the batter on top of that, spreading with the back of a spoon to make sure it’s even. Sprinkle the rest of the apples and cinnamon sugar on top.

Bake for about 45 minutes. Let cool on wire rack completely before removing from pan. Enjoy (but not all at once)!