Sweet Toffee Apple doughnuts dipped in icing and served with diced apples.

  • Serves: 12 people
  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • American
    • Vegetarian

    Toffee Apple Doughnuts

    Recipe Information

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    500g Plain Flour

    225g Caster Sugar

    15g Baking Powder

    1½ tsp Salt

    1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

    ½ tsp Baking Soda

    2 x medium Eggs

    170ml Milk

    15ml Lemon Juice

    1 x 270g jar Bramley Apple Sauce

    60g Unsalted Butter

    2 x Red or Green Eating Apples



    60g Unsalted Butter

    100g Demerara Sugar

    35ml Milk

    70g Icing Sugar, sieved



    5ml Lemon Juice

    ½ Red or Green Apple


    1 x 12-hole doughnut tin


    Pre-heat the oven to 190°C/Gas Mark 5.

    Put the lemon juice in with the milk and let the mixture stand for a few minutes.

    Put the flour, caster sugar, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and soda into a large mixing bowl and whisk well. Grate the 1½ apples.

    Put the apple sauce into another bowl, melt the butter and add to the bowl, along with the grated apples and the milk mixture.

    Beat the eggs and add these too – mix well.

    Mix half the apple mixture into the flour and beat with a wooden spoon.

    Then add the remaining apple mix and stir through until just mixed. It should be sticky and bubbly.

    Grease the tin with a little sunflower oil.

    Pipe the mixture into the tins until the mixture comes ¾ way up the sides of the holes.

    Bake in the oven for 10-14 minutes until risen and just lightly browned. Turn out of the tins and cool.

    To ice and decorate, finely dice the ½ apple and put into a small bowl with the lemon juice – stir well to coat to prevent the apple from going brown.

    Put the butter, demerara sugar and the milk into a small saucepan.

    Slowly heat until the sugar has melted, then bring to the boil, turn down the heat and simmer for a minute.

    Take off the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then beat in the icing sugar.

    Dip the tops of the doughnuts in the icing, or drizzle over. Sprinkle with the diced apple and serve.