Baked Donuts Recipe

These old-fashioned baked donuts will remind you just how delicious breakfast can taste! This simple recipe will give you familiar old-fashioneds without all the hassle of rolling, cutting, and frying the dough.

This baked donut recipe is perfectly sweet and cakey without being too sugary. The donuts make a great breakfast treat or delicious snack at any time of day!

I’m a sucker for a fresh hot donut. Coffee and donuts for breakfast are one of life’s simplest pleasures. I can never pass up baked chocolate donuts with peanut butter frosting or strawberry cake donuts.

A few weeks ago, I had a major craving for old-fashioned donuts, but the idea of having to pull out the fryer and clean up grease splatters didn’t appeal to me.

So, I went on a mission to find and perfect a baked version that tastes just like this classic cake donut.

Through my research, I discovered that there are two types of old-fashioned donuts. One uses sour cream and the other uses buttermilk.

I tested both during the development process and prefer buttermilk best in this baked version.


°320g flour
°14 g fresh yeast (or 5/6 g dry)
°20g butter
°50g caster sugar
°3 cl of orange blossom water
°1 pinch of salt
°melted butter + sugar (for the finish)
°12 cl of whole milk + 2 tbsp
°1 egg


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