Baked Vanilla Doughnuts – Deliciously moist and fluffy doughnuts that are BAKED, not fried, infused with vanilla, and topped with a thick chocolate glaze!
Baked Vanilla Doughnuts
I absolutely LOVE doughnuts – baked or fried. But you just can’t beat making doughnuts that are baked, because they are much less messier to make, and dare I say a little healthier?
These Baked Vanilla Doughnuts are moist and fluffy, perfectly infused with vanilla, and dunked in a thick chocolate glaze.
Top with your favourite sprinkles, and you have yourself the perfect baked doughnuts for any occasion!
How to make Baked Vanilla Doughnuts
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.
- Plain/all-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Large egg
- Caster/granulated sugar
- Buttermilk: See my recipe notes below on how to make your own.
- Vegetable oil
- Vanilla extract
For the Chocolate Glaze:
- Icing/powdered sugar
- Cocoa powder
- Vanilla extract
To make these doughnuts, simply start by whisking together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and sugar until combined. Add the buttermilk, oil, and vanilla, and whisk until combined.
Graually add the dry ingredients, and fold in until just combined. Do not overmix.
Spoon or pipe the mixture into a well-greased doughnut pan, filling almost to the top. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Allow to cool for 5 – 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the chocolate glaze, whisk together the icing sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and milk until smooth and combined. Add more milk if you’d like a thinner glaze.
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 Vanilla Doughnuts are:
- deliciously moist and fluffy
- super quick and easy to make
- topped with a thick chocolate glaze
- perfect for any occasion!
How long will these doughnuts last? These doughnuts can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Can I freeze these baked doughnuts? Yes, glazed and unglazed doughnuts will 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!
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