7 favorite doughnut recipes

From cider-glazed deliciousness to chocolate-filled beignets, these treats are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth

Glazed Cider Doughnuts

Thomas J. Story

Glazed Cider Doughnuts

Concentrated cider flavors these doughnuts inside and out. Cakey yet crisp, they are a divine fall treat.

Recipe: Glazed Cider Doughnuts

Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

James Carrier

Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

Make a batch of chocolate cake doughnuts even better when you drizzle them with a mocha glaze and top with coconut, chocolate, nuts, or sugary sprinkles.

Recipe: Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

Rich Refrigerator Doughnuts

Leo Gong

Rich Refrigerator Doughnuts

Throughout the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, Sunset paired doughnuts with Halloween. Everything from after-school doughnut parties to "frying tables" at evening events and the gentle reminder, "Don't forget the doughnuts," for a Halloween brunch menu appeared in our pages.

Recipe:  Rich Refrigerator Donuts

Sugared Chocolate Beignets

Annabelle Breakey

Sugared Chocolate Beignets

These gourmet doughnuts can be prepared ahead, requiring only a quick baking once your guests arrive.

Recipe: Sugared Chocolate Beignets

Lemon-Poppy Seed Doughnut Holes

James Carrier

Lemon-Poppy Seed Doughnut Holes

Love lemon-poppy seed muffins? Enjoy them in doughnut hole form! The lemon glaze puts them over the top.

Recipe: Lemon-Poppy Seed Doughnut Holes

Maple-Glazed Cardamom Twists

James Carrier

Maple-Glazed Cardamom Twists

These pillowy maple-glazed doughnuts are spiced with cardamom. You can make the dough the day before you fry the twists; cover and chill.

Recipe: Maple-Glazed Cardamom Twists

Marionberry Jam Doughnuts (Sufganiyot)

Iain Bagwell

Marionberry Jam Doughnuts (Sufganiyot)

Though doughnuts are amazing when eaten warm, they're also good fried ahead. That helps you focus on your guests when you make this traditional Hanukkah dessert at home.

Recipe: Marionberry Jam Doughnuts (Sufganiyot)

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