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How to Make Homemade Doughnuts

By Jul 26, 2013 July 10th, 2014 23 Comments

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Looking for a quick and simple homemade doughnuts recipe? This recipe is just what you are looking for!

Donut pans are all of the rage these days!  But, after you’ve bought one, do you know how to use it?  Here are three simple recipes that utilize the best asset the donut pan has to offer, the fact that the donuts are baked and not fried!  A healthier version of the donut, the “faux”nut!

Homemade doughnuts

Homemade Doughnuts Recipe

To begin, we will start with my favorite.  A donut based off of the Southern favorite, red velvet.  These donuts are the easiest because they don’t require making a frosting.  Just give them a simple roll in powdered sugar after they come out of the oven!

Red Velvet Donuts

1/2 C buttermilk
1/2 C + 2 T oil
1 egg
3/4 C sugar
1 t cocoa powder
1 t red food coloring
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t vinegar
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1 1/4 C flour

Set oven to 350.  Liberally coat your donut pan with a nonstick spray.  Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Pour batter into a large zip top bag and snip the corner to make a piping bag. Pipe the mixture into the donut pan, filling each mold only half full.

Homemade doughnuts

Bake for 8 minutes. Remove donuts from pan and allow to cool.  Roll in powdered sugar.

Homemade doughnuts

Homemade doughnuts

I love a good chocolate donut, and this recipe fits the bill!  It’s easy to make, and just as rich and decadent as the original!  The frosting is the crowning jewel in this recipe, it will satisfy the toughest chocolate craving you can throw at it!

Chocolate Donuts

For the donuts:

2 C flour
¾ C sugar
½ C unsweetened cocoa powder
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
¾ C + 2 T milk
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
2 T butter, melted

Set oven to 350.  Liberally coat donut pan with a nonstick spray. Mix all ingredients well.  Pour batter into a large zip top bag and snip the corner to make a piping bag.  Pipe the mixture into the donut pan, filling each mold only half full.

Homemade doughnuts

Bake 10 minutes.  Remove from the donut pan and allow to cool.

Homemade doughnuts

For the frosting:

1 T cream
1 T milk
¼ C butter
1 t vanilla
2 t corn syrup
1 oz bittersweet chocolate
1 oz semisweet chocolate
1 ¼ C powdered sugar

Over medium heat, mix cream, milk, butter, vanilla, and corn syrup in a saucepan.  When butter is melted, add chocolate.  Remove from heat and allow chocolate to melt.  Add powdered sugar and whisk until there are no lumps.

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Dip each donut into frosting.  Sprinkle with toppings.  Allow frosting to set and cool.  Enjoy!

Homemade doughnuts

Nothing beats a classic vanilla donut.  This recipe has hints of cinnamon and is the perfect addition to your recipe collection.

Vanilla Donuts

1 C flour
1/2 C sugar
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 C milk
1/2 t rice vinegar
1/2 t vanilla
1 egg
4 T butter, softened

Set oven to 250.  Liberally coat donut pan with nonstick spray.  Mix all ingredients well.  Pour batter into a large zip top bag and snip the corner to make a piping bag.  Pipe the mixture into the donut pan, filling the molds only half full.

Homemade doughnuts

Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Remove donuts from pan and allow to cool.

Homemade doughnuts

For the frosting:

2 T butter, melted
2 C powdered sugar
2-3 T milk
1 t vanilla

Mix the melted butter, powdered sugar and 2 T of the milk together.  (only add more milk if the frosting is too thick- if the frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar.)  Mix in the vanilla.  Dip donuts into the glaze and sprinkle with toppings. Allow frosting to set to cool.

Homemade doughnuts

Baked donuts are a healthier way to enjoy your favorite treat!  With just a few simple ingredients and a donut pan, you can enjoy a tasty treat without the guilt!

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