Simple Doughnut Recipe

Simple Doughnut Recipe

Oh another Monday. How was everybody’s weekend. We spent all day Saturday at the lake. It ended up being an absolutely perfect day 🙂 Really a perfect weekend. With the weekend behind us are you ready to find out what I have been baking, ha! This week it was boys that put a request in. Read on………..

If you follow me on Instagram (here) you will notice that I let my boys pick our supper once a week. This past week it was chicken strips, fries and cookies 🙂 And as soon as supper was over my boys wanted to know when I would make doughnuts again. Doughnuts, yum! Try to get that thought out of your head. Especially when the recipe is in your cabinet just waiting for you to make. Plus you have all of those ingredients in your cabinet. It was begging to be made!

Today’s post is my very simple doughnut recipe that is baked not fried.

Baked doughnuts provide a more cake taste to them then their fried counterpart. I love these doughnuts for showers, brunches or any other small affair. The hardest part of this recipe is keeping your kids out of the doughnuts. This reason alone is why I could never bake for anybody but our family.

simple doughnut recipe baked

Notice that he was taking icing off of one of them. And there is bite marks in two others, ugh. Gotta love it! Wouldn’t have it any other way. Anyways, back to the recipe.

The recipe is very simple. My only suggestion is to buy two pans. The recipe makes 12 doughnuts. With two pans that easily will fit in your oven you cut your baking time in half. You can have a homemade doughnut in under thirty minutes!! Plus it is a dump recipe.

I love dump recipes. They are easy and fool proof. Dump everything in a bowl, mix and bake. Done!

With only seven ingredients this recipe will be a breeze. Plus it is items that you probably already have on hand.

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of melted butter
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Optional is 1/2 cup of cocoa (if you want to do 1/2 and 1/2; add 1/4 cup of coca to the second batch)

    In the pictures you will notice that this is what I did. The boys wanted doughnuts and I wanted to try something new 🙂 So 1/2 for them and 1/2 for me. I will say that the vanilla doughnuts with vanilla icing were my favorite 🙂

    Simple Doughnut Recipe Baked
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    10 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins

    A simple doughnut recipe that is baked not fried.  

    Course:Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
    Servings: 12
    Calories: 354 kcal
    Author: crazyaboutexpresso
    • 3cupsof flour
    • 1 1/2cupssugar
    • 4 1/2teaspoonsof baking powder
    • 1/2teaspoonof salt
    • 2eggs
    • 1cupof melted butter
    • 1cupof milk
    • Optional is 1/2 cup of cocoa(if you want to do 1/2 and 1/2; add 1/4 cup of coca to the second batch)
    Chocolate Icing
    • 1/2 cupbrown sugar
    • 2 tablespoonsof milk
    • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    • 2tablespoonscocoa powder
    • 1 1/2teaspoonsMcCormick vanilla
    • 4tablespoonsmelted butter
    1. Start by adding all of your dry ingredients and mixing them.  

    2. Add eggs, melted butter and milk.

    3. Pour individually into doughnut pans. 

    4. Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes

    5. Makes 12 doughnuts.

    Chocolate Icing
    1. Melt butter and mix the other five ingredients into a bowl. Put into the fridge until you are ready to use.

    2. Once the doughnuts are cooked.  Let stand for five minutes and then put the icing on them.

    Recipe Notes

    A wonderful doughnut recipe that will please everybody. This simple recipe is easy from the kitchen to the table.


    Once you have mixed and baked let them stand for five minutes.

simple doughnut recipe baked

Now you are ready to put the icing on.

simple doughnut recipe baked

If you aren’t a huge icing fan, try strawberries!

simple doughnut recipe baked

Beware guard your plate. I made this and turned away for two seconds and Urban stole it 🙂

Wondering where the vanilla icing is? I used a store bought one, what???!!! My boys really and I mean really do not like my homemade vanilla icing. Until I find one that is a winner in my household I will not be sharing it on my blog!

simple doughnut recipe baked

However you decide to eat them. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family did 🙂 Have a wonderful Monday!

Something new I am trying is a nutritional label. Umm, not sure how this will go over. I mean I mainly make sweets with all the yummy stuff that is not good for you 😉 But in case you would like to know the following is a breakdown nutritionally per doughnut.



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