Homemade Baked Cake Donuts

Homemade Baked Cake Donuts

This homemade donut recipe is simply sublime! Forget waiting for the donut dough to double in size or the mess of hot oil! This baked cake donut recipe can be made in less than an hour for a weekend treat. This baked donut recipe lets your kids decorate in any style they choose—with icing or sprinkles, whatever you can imagine!
  • Prep10 min
  • Total Time35 min
  • Skill LevelBeginner


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  1. How to make donuts: Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray the donut pan with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Add buttermilk, eggs and butter. Beat until just combined.
  3. Fill each pan cavity approximately 2/3 full.
  4. Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until the tops of the donuts spring back when touched. Let cool in the pan 4-5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
  5. Finish donuts with chocolate or vanilla glaze, or cinnamon sugar.
  6. Vanilla Glaze: In a small bowl, stir together sugar, milk and vanilla extract until sugar is completely dissolved. Use immediately to glaze completely cooled donuts.
  7. Chocolate Glaze: In a medium bowl, melt chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup on 50% power for 1 minute, stirring frequently until completely melted. Stir in 1 teaspoon of hot water, stirring until the glaze is thick and smooth. Add another teaspoon if the glaze is too thick. Use immediately to glaze completely cooled donuts.
  8. Cinnamon Sugar: In a shallow bowl or plate, stir together the sugar and cinnamon. Dip the warm baked donut in melted butter and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat.


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