This recipe for cake donuts is a baked donut that is done using a donut pan.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
Grease donut mold pan with butter.
Depending on the size of your donut mold pan, you may have to do more than one batch.
This recipe uses a 4-hole-mold, and is done in 2 baking batches.
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, egg, maple syrup, apple cider, yogurt and oil together until creamy.
Stir in the dry ingredients until just blended. Do not over mix.
Spoon the batter into the greased donut pan.
Depending on the size of your pan, it will determine if you will need to do one or two batches.
Place into the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before removing the donuts from the pan.
If you have more batter, then clean the mold, grease again and repeat the process.
While the donuts are warm, coat them with sugar.
Put the sugar into a brown paper lunch bag.
Place 2-3 warm donuts at a time in the bag and gently shake and flip the bag from side to side to coat the donuts.
Remove the donuts from the bag into a bowl and repeat with the other donuts.