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Baked Glazed Donuts

These sweet and light cake donuts are baked instead of fried, making them fluffy and delicious (and slightly healthier too!) A perfect sweet treat for breakfast or dessert.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 474kcal


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 tbsp unsalted melted butter


  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Grease the donut pan with baking spray or melted butter.
  • In a large bowl, combine the milk, eggs, vanilla bean paste, sugar, unsalted melted butter, and whisk until smooth.
  • Add the all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and whisk until everything is well combined.
  • Place the batter into a piping bag and then fill each slot in the donut pan a little more than 3/4s full.
  • Bake for 9 minutes or until fully cooked through.
  • While the donuts bake, prepare the glaze.
  • Pour the milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract into a medium saucepan.
  • Cook over medium high heat continuously whisking for 2 minutes or until the powdered sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Place the glaze in a medium sized bowl.
  • Let the glaze and donuts cool for about 1-2 minutes before glazing.
  • Dunk the donuts into the bowl of glaze 2-3 times and then top with sprinkles if desired.



Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 449mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2.3mg