I’ve mentioned it before, but baked donuts are ridiculously easy to make! This is my go-to recipe for vanilla donuts. The colors and design can easily be changed to fit the event… these always seem to be a hit for baby and wedding showers when I use pastel icing.
You will need to have a donut pan on hand for this recipe. I got my regular sized pan from Target, and my mini pan from Kohls.
Vanilla Baked Donuts
Makes approximately 15 regular donuts (50 mini) // Total time: 30 minutes
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 16oz package of vanilla candiquik
Preheat oven to 425F degrees and spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and sugar. Set aside. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the milk, sour cream, eggs, butter, oil and vanilla extract until smooth. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined–the batter will be fairly thick.
Spoon the batter into ziploc bag and cut a corner off the bottom of the bag to pipe the batter into each donut cup, filling about 3 ∕ 4 of the way full. Bake for 5-8 minutes or until the dough springs back when touched. Remove from the pan and bake the remaining donut batter. Allow the donuts to slightly cool before glazing.
Break the candiquik into large pieces and put it into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds until all the pieces are smooth and melted. Add food coloring as desired and dip donuts into melted candiquik. Let donuts sit until frosting has set. Enjoy!