Cider doughnuts are a harvest tradition in autumn in the northeastern United States and are sometimes sold at cider mills. They are often paired with apple cider, and may be covered with cinnamon and/or granulated sugar. They are "cake doughnuts" and get their flavor from cinnamon, nutmeg and apple cider used in the batter.
^"While the main attraction of apple orchards may well be freshly picked apples and apple cider, to miss out on these soft, sweet, spicy doughnuts would be to miss out on autumn itself." Luke Pyenson A match made in October October 10, 2007 Boston Globe