Best Baked Doughnuts Ever

"These donuts are lighter than regular donuts, baked not fried, and so easy to make. They will disappear before your eyes!"
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Ready In:
36 doughnuts




  • Blend 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter with 1 cup of sugar.
  • Add the eggs and mix well.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
  • Add to the butter and sugar mixture.
  • Blend in the milk and mix together thoroughly.
  • Fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until doughnuts are golden.
  • Combine remaining 1/2 cup of sugar with the cinnamon.
  • Melt remaining 6 tablespoons of butter.
  • While doughnuts are still warm, roll them in melted butter; then in cinnamon sugar.

Questions & Replies

  1. how do you get 1 1/3 of an egg? anyone
  2. Can I print
  3. Hi I can't seem to find anything on the icing/toppings?
  4. Bake in a muffin pan?????
  5. Can you make them on a cookie sheet and just shape the dough? Or is the dough too runny?


  1. These doughnuts are great! I sent some with my boyfriend when he went to visit a mutual friend and he said they tasted like mini elephant ears! The key to making this recipe work is to ADD VANILLA EXTRACT. I put a little over a teaspoon into the full recipe (36 doughnuts) the second time I made them and the reviews were much better: more moist, better flavor.
  2. I can't believe people are actually giving this a bad review because they don't have a donut pan. If you intend to bake donuts, you kinda need one. Anyway, onto the actual recipe. I made some alterations, but overall remained true to the recipe. - Replaced regular flour with cake flour - Added bourbon vanilla extract to taste - Used freshly grated nutmeg Things I would do different next time: - Someone mentioned subbing some of the white sugar for brown sugar. That sounds like an amazing idea. - I might use a second donut pan over the top to give it that crisp, round look on both sides. The tops of my donuts rose a bit and I ended up having to cut out the holes in a lot of them. I also would like to try a heavier topping like a white cream, but I worry that the delicateness caused by the cake flour would cause it to collapse a bit. I still may try though. Overall, these are great. Would recommend.
  3. I love cake doughnuts and these are so yummy!! Just made these and my husband and I both love these. I like that they are baked and not fried too.
  4. I made these today and they were great. I have donut pans so they came out perfect. Just for all the negative comments: THIS IS NOT A YEAST DONUT RECIPE. You will be disappointed if you're expecting that. I love cake donuts so these were perfect for me.
  5. maybe I did something wrong.. mine turned out to be sweet cornbread.. anyone know what I could have done wrong


  1. Go to doughnut shop and buy doughnuts. CAUSE THIS SUCKS LIKE WHAT THE HECK IS THIS!!
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  2. Do you,really nakedness in a muffin pan?????
  3. I made theess great looking baked donuts. Instead of muffin form, I added more flour to make a needed dough In my mixture, instead of nutmeg, I included a teaspoon of cinamon. Then, as I , and my son made the dough, my son cut cut out the circular donuts with a large drinking cup, and a medicine small cup, for the circle cut out in the middle. For the coating glaze, I added a couple touches to the butter mixture. I included, powered confectioners sugar, a teaspoon of cinamon, and a large teaspoon of pink, sprinkle sugar lets take. Mixed it well, while the butter was still hot. Then, let stand for 5 to 10 minutes to cool. Then, enjoy. Oh, a special touch to the batter as well, was 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Hope you all try this and enjoy!!
  4. I needed more butter to roll the donuts in, but other then that they were perfect!
  5. i didnt cooke for as long


I live near Rochester NY with my husband and our 18-year-old cat, Fluffy. It's actually Fluffy's house, but he allows us to live here as long as we pamper him and feed him generously. Our daughter, Kree, whom some of you know from Zaar, is also living with us again while she begins a new business venture in real estate. She's the one who got me hooked on Zaar and taught me to try new recipes rather than stay in the cooking rut I was in. In my free time I like to take long rides or sit by the water, both of which I find very relaxing. I also like to do counted cross-stitch and read. I dabble in photography, always looking for that elusive 'perfect' shot. I did more cooking before I started working full-time, and plan to again when I retire (still years away, but dreaming).
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