Donut desserts are a delightful and indulgent category of treats that have captured the hearts of sweet-toothed individuals around the world.
These confections are characterized by their soft, fried or baked dough, often shaped as rings or filled with various sweet fillings. What makes donut desserts so beloved is their endless variety – from classic glazed and powdered sugar donuts to more elaborate creations like jelly-filled, cream-filled, or frosted with an array of flavors.
Donuts are enjoyed for breakfast, dessert, or as a snack, and they come in countless forms and flavors to satisfy every palate. Whether you’re a fan of the classics or eager to explore innovative twists, donut desserts are a universal symbol of sugary delight.
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup + 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
1 ¼ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
¾ cup milk preferably whole or 2%
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
1 cup powdered sugar confectioners’ sugar
3-6 tablespoons heavy cream adjust based on desired thickness
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 drop gel food coloring optional for desired color
Set your oven to 375°F (190°C). Ensure the rack is in the middle position.
Lightly grease a doughnut pan with baking spray or unsalted butter. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
In a separate medium bowl, beat the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and melted butter with a fork or a whisk until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients using a spatula or a wooden spoon, mixing just until combined.
Pour the batter into a gallon-sized ziplock bag and snip off one corner (about 1-inch wide) to create a makeshift piping bag. Alternatively, use a piping bag with a wide nozzle. Carefully pipe the batter into the prepared doughnut pan, filling each cavity about two-thirds full.
Place the doughnut pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 7 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a doughnut comes out clean.