I recently one a purchased a donut pan, and I wanted to put some use to it. I didn’t want to make a traditional donut, I wanted to try something different. I’ve always been a apple sauce cake fan, so why not try a apple sauce donut? I searched high and low online for an apple sauce donut recipe, but many people made apple CIDER donuts. I was forced to develop my own recipe, and It wouldn’t be a first time. I keep this recipe pretty simple. Almost anyone can make these donuts. You can make this into a cake if you want! I previously made a homemade salted caramel sauce, and had a lot of vanilla bark leftover from the holidays, so I used them to decorate the donuts. They also added a lot of flavor! Truthfully, You can get away with just the homemade salted caramel sauce. I just added the vanilla bark for color, and I wanted to get rid of it.
Check out these donuts with just the caramel sauce
It actually reminds me of caramel apples ( I guess that why I came up with the idea!). Now check out the donutes with caramel AND vanilla bark!
So what do you think? You can also use chocolate bark, sprinkles, and etc. It really depends on you. Give this recipe a try and tell me what you think!