Baked Cake Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

The Story:

         Dear Cupcakes,

I am sorry you had to find out like this.  But I just can’t lie to you any more.  I was not spending late nights at work, and that flour you found on my apron was not from last week’s post.  I have found someone—something else to love.  Doughnuts. 

I think it’s time we see other people.
With all my stomach, 

Vanilla Cake Doughnuts:
¾ cup + 1 T all purpose flour
¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup + 1 T granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon nutmeg
2 T butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup whole milk or buttermilk, scalded
¼ cup sour cream or plain yogurt
Chocolate Glaze:
3 T unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 T milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray doughnut pans (yields 4-5 regular sized doughnuts).
2.    In a medium sized bowl, whisk flours, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg together. 
3.    Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until crumbly.
4.    In a small bowl, lightly beat egg with vanilla.
5.    Stir egg/vanilla into flour mixture only until combined.
6.   Add milk and sour cream/yogurt and stir only until combined. Do not over mix.
7.    Fill doughnut pans ¾ full using a piping bag.
8.   Bake for about 8 minutes or until the tops spring back.
9.   Let rest in pans for 2 minutes and then remove. 
10.Chocolate Glaze: Combine ingredients in a small bowl using a whisk or fork until smooth.  Adjust using milk and powdered sugar as necessary.
11.   Dip warm doughnuts into glaze.

 Photos taken by Leigh Anne at Your Homebased Mom with fashion assistance from Totally Tessa

21 thoughts on “Baked Cake Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

  1. 1
    Deborah R. says:

    Lizzy, I completely understand. I cheat on my cupcakes with donuts from time to time also. Don't worry, your cupcake will still love you when you get back!

    PS – I love all your recipes!

  2. 2
    Patti says:

    I was just talking to my daughter this morning about doughnuts and how there are too few doughnut shops in America (So. California excluded- there's one on every corner down there!).
    That was a cute "story." Love your blog!
    P.S. Is it crazy that I woke up this morning thinking about cupcakes? Specifically, your cupcakes and how they are always SO beautiful!

  3. 3
    Sierra says:

    Our second moms from the ward will officially love you now!

  4. 4
    Peggy says:

    Maybe doughnuts can just be the secret lover? Or it can be like a Three's Company setting! Hehe… either way, these doughnuts look so delicious!

  5. 5
    thepastrydream says:

    Oh Doughnuts are just the best! 😀 Thanks for posting up the recipe and lovely blog you have I must say! Will be back for more!

  6. 6
    Tres Delicious says:

    Wow!! these look marvelous… so mouth watering.. Lovely post.

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    The timing of this post could not be more perfect as I have been wanting to make donuts with my 4 year old son, but he prefers cake donuts. But where did you get that awesome donut pan???

    P.S. For some reason your site isn't letting me comment with my google account so I had to post anonymous.

  8. 8
    Lizzy Mae says:

    Oh, I am so sorry for the Google Account trouble. I got my pans on Amazon, I got the Norpro regular and the mini. They are wonderful!

  9. 9
    xlizzyx says:

    Looks wonderful! Really want to make these.. check out my teenage, baking blog at

  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    haven't tryed them yet.can i use regular flour?

  11. 11
    Lizzy Mae says:

    I am sure you can, they just will just be a little lighter perhaps in texture.

  12. 12

    Looking forward to making this recipe this week! I teach children’s cooking classes and will be doing this recipe with my dessert class! Your pictures are great on your site!! Thanks again, Lisa

  13. 13
    scianna says:

    hi lizzy where did you purchase your doughnut pan?

  14. 14
    Michele Hampton says:

    Question. How do you keep your donuts fresh & moist overnight?
    I’ve been making donuts for our coffee shop and i I put them in Tupperware and seal it to keep them moist, but after I do that the glaze sinks into the top and becomes mushy

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    Bailey says:

    I would like to make these with gf flour, would taking out or substituting the whole wheat flour, for gf flour make a difference?

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