Baked Donuts

Baked Donuts

I love donuts! Unfortunately, fried donuts don’t love me back. I’ve had cake donuts in a donut shop, but they typically aren’t glazed and are not if fun flavors.

What I love about my baked donuts is that you can add different extracts to flavor the donuts and glaze. But you can also do other add-ins like chocolate chips. This recipe is a great jumping off point. Share pictures of your donuts!

Baked Donuts
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Baked Donuts

Every once in a while you have to have a good donut! Here is a great baked option.
Course: Beginnings, Endings, Everything Else
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked, donuts
Servings: 12 donuts


  • 1 Donut Pan



  • 1/2 cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 2 Tbs. Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 3/4 Cup Whole Milk
  • 2 large Eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsps. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Fine Sea Salt


  • 1 1/2 cups Confectioners' Sugar
  • 3 Tbs Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract or other flavoring



  • Preheat oven to 350° and spray 2 donut pans with non-stick spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, butter and milk. Add eggs and combine well. Whisk in vanilla.
  • In another bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
    Alternating with milk mixture, stir flour mixture into sugar/butter mixture. Start and finish with dry ingredients. Do not over work.
  • Evenly distribute batter between donut pan openings. I like to use a pastry bag and pipe it in.
    Bake at 10-15 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick comes out with just a few moist crumbs. They will be deceiving, don't over bake
    Cool in pan for 10 minutes then turn out and cool completely on rack.


  • In a small bowl, milk into Confectioners' sugar to desired consistency. Add in your flavoring.
    Dip donuts in glaze and twist as you come up. Sprinkle with dusting sugar.

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