Baked Doughnuts

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.


1 dozen

Updated: Jul. 18, 2023
This is a perfect master recipe for baked doughnuts. Add different spices, glazes and decorations with the same main ingredients—the possibilities are endless! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • GLAZE:
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Combine eggs, milk, butter and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Cut a small hole in the corner of a food-safe plastic bag; fill with batter. Pipe into a greased 6-cavity doughnut pan, filling cavities two-thirds full.
  2. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 10-12 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients. Dip each doughnut halfway, allowing excess to drip off. Place on wire rack; let stand until set.
Baked Doughnut Tips

What other toppings can you put on baked doughnuts?

These baked doughnuts include a pretty vanilla glaze that can be topped with extras like sprinkles, chopped nuts or toasted coconut. If you want to be really creative, use toppings like some of the best doughnut shops around the country. They use anything from crunchy cereal to chewy chopped candy bars! You could also experiment with different glazes like chocolate glaze or maple glaze. Or, coat in cinnamon-sugar for a simple but delicious take on this breakfast treat.

How should you grease the doughnut pan?

Thoroughly grease the doughnut pan with cooking spray, shortening or softened butter for easy release.

How do you store homemade baked doughnuts?

Homemade baked doughnuts, like fried cake and yeast doughnuts, are best the same day you bake them. If you have leftovers, they're good stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Zap the doughnuts in the microwave for a few seconds to freshen them up before eating.

Can you freeze baked doughnuts?

Yes, you can freeze doughnuts for up to 2 months in an airtight container, but it's best to freeze them unglazed. To thaw, heat them in the microwave at 50% power in 10 second increments to avoid overheating.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 doughnut: 157 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.