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Frankenstein Apple Cider Halloween Donuts

As I indulge in these adorable Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts, I’m struck by their irresistible charm. The art of Halloween donut decorating is a delightful treat, and these baked goodies do not disappoint. With every bite, the fantastic flavors of fall are expertly woven together. The result? A spooky baked Halloween donut that’s sure to captivate anyone with its uncanny resemblance to Frankenstein’s monster. If you’re on the hunt for a recipe that will make your friends and family swoon over a Frankenstein-inspired treat, keep reading! Who can resist the allure of a donut that’s equal parts cute and terrifying?

How to Make Frankenstein Apple Cider Halloween Donuts

Before embarking on the adventure of making baked apple cider donuts, it’s essential to take the first step: reducing the cider by half. This sets the stage for a delightful treat. Next, combine milk and lemon juice, followed by mixing together all dry ingredients and adding everything else to the batter. The resulting mixture is now ready for the next crucial step: transforming it into donuts.

Preheat your oven and grease a donut pan. Pipe the donut batter into rings, allowing the donuts to bake for 15-20 minutes or until they’re springy to the touch – a sure sign of doneness.

The icing phase begins by mixing together cream, butter, powdered sugar, and food coloring. It’s crucial that the donuts are completely cool before being frosted and decorated. The reward is well worth the wait.

Dip the baked apple cider donuts into the icing, followed by a generous sprinkle of chocolate chips. But that’s not all – add some candy eyeballs to give your creations an eerie glow. Mini marshmallows or other decorations can be used to create a festive look. A clever trick is threading marshmallows onto toothpicks and adding them to resemble Frankenstein’s neck bolts.

Before serving, remember to remove the ‘neck bolts’ to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for both kids and adults. The finished donuts will remain fresh for several days when stored in an airtight container. However, it’s best to add decorations just before serving to achieve the most impressive results.

Why Homemade Donuts are So Good

While I’ve savored my fair share of donuts, there’s something special about homemade ones. These Frankenstein-inspired apple cider donuts are surprisingly easy to make and boast an unbeatable flavor. The combination of a Frankenstein-like appearance and the irresistible aroma wafting from the oven is sure to draw in anyone who enters your kitchen. And let’s be honest – the fresher the donut, the better it tastes.The sweet aroma of these baked apple cider donuts will permeate your home, beckoning family and friends to gather ’round. Unlike their fried counterparts, these treats require a bit more time in the oven, but the reward is well worth the wait. As the flavors meld together, you’ll be treated to a delightful blend of apple cider, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves that perfectly captures the essence of fall.This recipe has earned its place as one of my top picks for Halloween treats. Whether you’re in the mood for a cozy coffee break or need a quick pick-me-up on-the-go, these donuts are sure to hit the spot. And if Halloween isn’t your thing, fear not! You can simply frost them and add some sprinkles for a festive touch. Or, feel free to tweak the spices to suit your taste.This recipe yields 12 donuts, making it perfect for a spooky soiree or office party. With a little creativity, you can swap out the green food coloring for orange or black, or get creative with multiple colors for a truly unique look. If you enjoy these baked Halloween donuts, be sure to check out some of our other spook-tacular recipes, like Monster Eye Crinkle Cookies or Colourful No-Churn Ice Cream.

Frankenstein Apple Cider Halloween Donuts Recipe

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Frankenstein Apple Cider Halloween Donuts

I’m obsessed with these delectable Frankenstein apple cider Halloween donuts, which are an absolute blast to decorate. The baked treats are infused with a rich fall flavor that’s sure to delight. With their spooky Frankenstein monster appearance, it’s no wonder everyone will go wild for this show-stopping dessert. To make this bewitching treat, you’ll need about 40 minutes of prep time, followed by 15 minutes of cooking. In total, you’re looking at a 55-minute commitment to create these 12 donuts that are sure to be the star of your Halloween gathering.


To start making these adorable donuts, begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a small saucepan, bring one cup of apple juice or cider to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer until the liquid has reduced by half. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, combine lemon juice with milk in a separate bowl and let it sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients until well combined. Add the milk-lemon mixture, apple cider reduction, eggs, vanilla extract, and butter to the bowl, mixing until everything is fully incorporated. Spoon the batter into a piping bag or a 1-gallon zip-top bag fitted with a corner tip. Spray a donut pan with non-stick baking spray to prepare it for the batter. Pipe the batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each cup about three-quarters full. Bake the donuts in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until they spring back when touched. Remove the donuts from the oven and let them cool completely on a wire rack. Once cooled, prepare the icing by whisking together melted butter, heavy cream, food coloring, and powdered sugar until the sugar is fully dissolved. If the icing becomes too thick, add a bit more cream; if it’s too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar. To assemble the donuts, dip the top of each donut into the freshly made icing, then immediately dip half of the donut into chocolate sprinkles to create the ‘hair.’ Place the dipped donut on a plate or tray and repeat the process until all donuts are coated. Once the icing has hardened slightly, place two candy eyeballs below the donut hole on each donut. To make the neck bolts, cut 12 toothpicks in half and insert the cut side of each into a mini marshmallow. When the donuts have cooled completely, place two marshmallow toothpicks onto each donut, one on each side of the ‘neck’ area.


When storing Iced Donuts, they typically remain fresh for 3 to 4 days when kept in an airtight container within the refrigerator. Nevertheless, it’s highly advisable to complete any decorative touches, such as adding eyes and marshmallows, just prior to serving.