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Easy Baked Donut recipe

Easy Baked Donut recipe

Donuts are a timeless favorite, but it can be time-consuming to make fried donuts from scratch. These baked donuts are the solution!

These donuts are a great way to satisfy your donut cravings.

They are loved by both children and adults for their weekend breakfasts and could be made into a birthday tradition.

The crumb is soft and moist, with a simple vanilla glaze. Sprinkles add the finishing touch.

These nostalgic and inviting donuts are a great way to start the day. These donuts are a great baking project!

Baked Donut Recipe Ingredients

    • All-purpose flour – I prefer unbleached all purpose flour, though it will work just as well.
    • Baking powder and baking soda This combination aids in the perfect rise.
    • Salt – Don’t forget this or your donuts won’t taste good.
    • Nutmeg – You can adjust the amount to suit your taste. 1/4 teaspoon is about the right amount for me. However, if you prefer a milder taste, you can decrease to 1/8 teaspoon or omit it altogether. It adds a little more flavor.
    • Unsalted butter – In pinch, you can use salted butter. Just reduce the salt to 1/8 teaspoon.
    • Vegetable oil – This type of fat makes for a moister doughnut.
    • Granulated Sugar and Powdered Sugar: You will need two types of sweeteners for this recipe, one for the glaze and one for your batter. For a smooth glaze, powdered sugar is required. Granulated sugar is too coarse.
    • Buttermilk and milk: buttermilk is used to flavor the batter, while milk is used for the glaze. Rich butter can also be used in the glaze, so any fat percentage of milk is acceptable.
    • Eggs – These help to bind ingredients and puff up donuts. This link will provide you with a substitute.
    • Vanilla extract: The key ingredient to a perfect background flavor

How to make baked donuts

      1. Heat oven and prepare donut pans Preheat oven at 425 degrees Spray 12 donut pan cavities (I have these), with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
      2. Mix dry ingredients. In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and baking soda together. Set aside.
      3. Separately, whisk the wet ingredients. Combine 4 Tbsp butter with vegetable oil and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs and vanilla extract.
      4. Mix mixtures in alterations. Blend 1/3 of flour mixture in a bowl. Next, add 1/2 of the buttermilk to the bowl. Then, combine 1/3 of flour mixture with 1/3 of buttermilk. Finally, add 1/3 of flour mixture. Do not overmix the batter.
      5. Pipe mixture into prepared pans. Pipe the mixture into the donut cavities, filling 1/4 inch to the top.
      6. Bake: Heat oven to 350F until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. This takes approximately 7 – 8 min.
      7. Allow to cool in a pan for a while, then invert onto wire racks and let cool.

How to make a cake donut glaze

        1. Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl. In small bowl, whisk together butter, milk, and vanilla.
        2. Thin as necessary: Thin with as much milk as you need to achieve a spreadable consistency. Alternately, if the consistency seems too thin, add some powdered sugar.
        3. Spread glaze on prepared donuts: Spoon the mixture onto donuts and sprinkle with sprinkles immediately if desired.
        4. Let glaze set: Allow glaze to set at room temperature. Or, if you’re not able to wait, enjoy them with a stick!


          • Add fresh blueberries.
          • Add chopped nuts.
          • You can also try other extracts like almond extract to make a birthday cake flavor.
          • Add other spices to the nutmeg, such as cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspices.
          • For additional flavor, use half brown sugar instead of granulated sugar.
          • If you don’t have a donut pan, make mini muffins or mini donuts.
          • Use a different glaze such as chocolate, strawberry, lemon, or the like. Finish with a different glaze (chocolate, strawberry, lemon, etc.
          • Decorate with sprinkles and other finishing touches, such as shredded coconut.
          • For a churro-style flavor, brush the donuts with some butter.

How to store and shelf life

          • These donuts are just like any other donut. They are best when they are fresh.
          • You can either refrigerate or keep leftovers at room temperature for up to a week.
          • Glaze should be stored in one layer to prevent glaze sticking.

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