Monday, December 6, 2010

THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS BLOG PARTY #6 and Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon Cake Donuts

Christmas Baking: Sweets, Treats, Candy & Gift Ideas

December is here and that brings Christmas cheer everywhere. The beautiful trees are decorated, the houses have sparkling lights on them and all around I think everyone just seems like they are a little bit happier when Christmas is near! My house is all decorated (yes we have 3 trees this year), my shopping is all done, I still need to wrap my gifts (that will be tomorrow) and now I am happy that I can concentrate on the more important things. Family, Baking for friends, and donating my time & efforts to a few things that are dear to my heart which are Operation Christmas Child (my family packed over 120 shoe boxes for kids this weekend) and Operation Baking Gals (baking for soldiers).

My baking days will be next Saturday and Sunday (make sure you come back often to look for lots and lots of Christmas Baking recipes). I bake for about 40-60 people/families each year and I plan on sharing all my recipes here along in my 12 days of Christmas Goodies Blog Hop Party I will be hosting here starting at the end of this week!

Here is my first Christmas Baking recipe, I made these for the kids last week and there was not one single one left-over. I would say they were a HUGE HIT and will for sure make it into my family scrapbook/cookbook we are creating with our FAVORITE RECIPES from my blog.

Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon Cake Donuts
from Cherry Tea Cakes

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
½ teaspoon Vietnamese cinnamon (we used regular cinnamon)
½ teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup peeled, cored and chopped apple

1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons Vietnamese cinnamon (again used regular cinnamon)
apple cider or water

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease 12 doughnut molds.

In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together egg, pumpkin and oil. Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stirring just to moisten. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into doughnut molds filling roughly half full.

Bake for roughly ten minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool, and decorate accordingly.

To make the apple cinnamon glaze mix powdered sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl. Add cider or water until you reach the desired consistency. Dip each doughnut in and allow glaze to set.

This recipe also shared with: Meatless Mondays, Made by You Mondays, Mouthwatering Monday, Home for the Holidays, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday , Market Yourself Monday and Homemaker Monday
We are into the 6th week of THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS we hope you are enjoying coming back each week to check out all the recipe and of course link up too. This has been so fun reading other bloggers recipes and having a quick reference back to specific recipes. Here is a complete list of the past weeks and a list of what's coming up too!

Everyone is invited, if you don’t have a blog, then please post your recipe HERE in the comments for others to see.

This week's theme
Christmas Baking: Sweets, Treats, Candy & Gift Ideas

This is your chance to share what you are Baking for Christmas this year? The holidays are here and the busy time has begun. Do you bake for your office, kids classroom or neighbors? How do you share your holiday baking with everyone? I can't wait to hear what all of you do? Please link directly to your post, NOT to your home page and you MUST include a link back to one of our hosts of "This Week's Cravings", using the button (or a direct link). NOT EVERYONE IS following the rules, please LINK back in your post (not on a separate page of linky parties), because then your readers can NOT click to find all these yummy recipes everyone is sharing! 

Here is just the start of my baking supplies, my cupboard was so full I had to pull out another table!
Let the FUN TIMES begin!

This Week's Cravings Past & Future Recipe Links
November 29 - Crock-Pot Recipes
This is a BLOG HOP PARTY so please hop around
and read the other Crock-Pot Ideas!


  1. Oh those donuts look so yummy. I wanted to make some earlier this fall but never got to it. Maybe I'll have to make time now.

  2. My goodness you are busy! It all looks wonderful - the donuts are quite tasty!

  3. I keep saying I am going to make some doughnuts one day. I will put this on the list for when I finally do!

  4. Thanks ladies, I have to say these donuts were SO good. Taste a little like muffins, but OH SO GOOD!

  5. Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon Cake Donuts!! yum!!


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