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Baked vanilla cake donuts topped with a semi-sweet chocolate glaze and sprinkles. You can’t go wrong with sprinkles!

Baked vanilla cake donuts topped with a semi-sweet chocolate glaze and sprinkles. You can't go wrong with sprinkles!

I might be a little donut-crazed. Some might call me a donut connoisseur. I love making them and I love eating them. I’ve tested dozens of donut recipes so my friends and neighbors have been loving and eating them as well. I may have become a donut delivery man for a brief time there.

These vanilla cake donuts seem to be a lot of people’s favorite. They have a nice cake-like texture, and the perfect balance between the sweet vanilla and semi-sweet chocolate glaze. Add in a some sprinkles and you’ve got a colorful, picture perfect little donut.

These donuts are made in a mini-donut pan. You can make this same recipe in a regular-size donut pan. Just be sure to increase the cooking time.

Baked vanilla cake donuts topped with a semi-sweet chocolate glaze and sprinkles. You can't go wrong with sprinkles!

Watch the video where you can see exactly how I make these donuts. Not only is this a really delicious recipe, it’s also an easy way to include kids in the donut making process. Since these are not fried, it’s safe fun for everyone!

Baked vanilla cake donuts topped with a semi-sweet chocolate glaze and sprinkles. You can't go wrong with sprinkles!
Baked vanilla cake donuts topped with a semi-sweet chocolate glaze and sprinkles. You can't go wrong with sprinkles!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Ingredients

Donuts

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • sprinkles
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a mini-donut pan.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Stir in egg, milk, and melted butter until combined.
  • Transfer batter into a pastry bag fitted with a large circular tip. Pipe dough into donut molds, filling about 1/2 or 2/3 full.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze by stirring together powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Add in water and stir until combined. Spread several tablespoons of sprinkles out on a small plate.
  • Remove from oven and remove donuts from pan. Dip the tops of the donut into the glaze and then into the sprinkles. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 64mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Donuts

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Rosanna

How do I go about melting the butter ?
Do I wait for it to cool?
Whisk it ?

You can melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl, in the microwave. You do not have to wait for it to cool before mixing in with the other ingredients.

Cathy

5 stars
Made these donuts this morning so good. Thank you Rachel

Debbie

5 stars
These donuts are so good. I have made them several times and people are amazed at how good they taste. I make regular sized donuts and double the recipe. When I double the recipe I increase the baking powder to 5 teaspoons and eggs to 3. Thanks for this great recipe!!!

Peyton

5 stars
these donuts are so good

5 stars
love baked donuts! These look perfect! Pinned!

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