Baked Coffee Doughnuts – Deliciously moist and fluffy baked doughnuts that are infused with coffee, and topped with a sweet coffee glaze. The BEST doughnuts for coffee lovers!
Baked Coffee Doughnuts
I LOVE baked doughnuts. They are much less messier to make than fried doughnuts, and so much more quick and easier to make too!
Don’t get me wrong, I love a good sugar-coated fried doughnut, but I also love the simplicity of baked ones. I enjoy them just as much, and they are just SO delicious.
These Baked Coffee Doughnuts are moist and fluffy, perfectly infused with coffee, and topped with a sweet coffee glaze. They are amazing, and the perfect doughnuts for coffee lovers!
Ingredients you’ll need
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these doughnuts. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.
- Instant coffee granules: Use your favourite coffee for the best tasting doughnuts.
- Plain/all-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Ground nutmeg: Gives them that “bakery doughnut” taste.
- Large egg
- Caster/granulated sugar
- Buttermilk: See my recipe notes below on how to make your own.
- Vegetable oil
- Vanilla extract
For the glaze, you’ll need:
- Warm milk
- Instant coffee granules
- Vanilla extract
- Icing/powdered sugar
How to make Baked Coffee Doughnuts
To make these doughnuts, simply start by preparing the coffee. In a small bowl or jug, dissolve the coffee granules in 1/4 cup (60ml) of hot water. Set aside.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg and sugar until combined. Add the buttermilk, oil, vanilla, and coffee, and whisk until combined.
Add the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
Spoon the batter into a greased doughnut pan, filling almost to the top. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
TIP: Use a cake release spray to grease the doughnut pan. The baked doughnuts will be SO much easier to remove.
Allow to cool for 5 – 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the glaze, add the coffee and vanilla extract to the warm milk and whisk until smooth and combined. Add the icing sugar, and mix until completely smooth and combined.
TIP: If the glaze is too runny for you liking and you’d like it a little more thick, just add more icing sugar. If it becomes too thick to dunk doughnuts, add more milk.
Dip each doughnut into the glaze, and leave to set on the wire rack.
The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.
NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.
Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.
These Baked Coffee Doughnuts are:
- super quick and easy to make
- deliciously moist and fluffy
- perfectly infused with coffee
- topped with a sweet coffee glaze
- the BEST doughnuts for the coffee lovers in your life!
How long will these doughnuts last? These doughnuts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Can I freeze these doughnuts? Yes! They also freeze well for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.
If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!
Try these coffee recipes next!
- Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookies
- Perfect Coffee Milkshake
- No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream
- Chocolate Coffee Truffles