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Best Baked Donuts Ever!

After baking a batch of these donuts, there’s no turning back to fried donuts. These are so yummy! Enjoy!
Course Dessert
Cook Time 9 minutes
Servings 12 donuts
Calories 215 kcal
Author Pam Beth


  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg this ingredient is very important for the authentic tastes of a donut
  • 3/4 tsp fine sea or kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, low fat or regular
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp milk add more if needed, one tsp at a time
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • food coloring, optional
  • colored sprinkles, optional


  1. 1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees, mist a doughnut pan with cooking spray and set aside.

    2.In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt.

    3.In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the wet ingredients, add to dry mixture. Using a rubber spatula, mix well making sure you dig deep down to get any dry mixture on the bottom. You can switch to a wire whisk to quickly whisk together. Let the batter rest for 3 minutes.

    4.Fill each donut cavity with a small spoon about 2/3 to 3/4 full.

    5.Bake 6 to 9 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched. The tops will be lightly golden. Cool in pan for about 10 minutes. Flip out onto a cooling rack and let cool for another 10 to 15 minutes.

    6.For the icing, in a small to medium mixing bowl, whisk the sifted powdered sugar with milk and vanilla until you have a nice smooth glaze.

    7.Pour, drizzle anyway you want to cover the donuts. Have fun. Sprinkle topping right away before icing sets. Donuts are best when eaten the same day.

Recipe Notes

Enjoy the deliciousness!!