Baked Doughnuts


Baked Doughnuts

After a couple of imperfect batches, I feel I have finally cracked a good doughnut recipe for you. These are light and fluffy - delicious both with and without the chocolate icing too.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, British, European
Servings 8 Doughnuts
Calories 142 kcal


  • Oven
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Doughnut Tray
  • Hob


For the dough

  • 220 Grams Self-raising flour (GF) You can use plain flour but I prefer self-raising as it gives the doughnuts a slightly airier texture. However, these may over-rise and could be uneven.
  • 1/2 Tsp Xanthan gum Required if using GF flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking powder
  • 4 Tbsp Maple syrup You can substitute this for honey or sweetner if desired.
  • 110 ml Milk I used almond milk but you can substitute for any plant-based alternative.
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 40 Grams Vanilla yoghurt I used soya yoghurt but any yoghurt would work. Greek-style is best.
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Bean Paste
  • Butter/oil For greasing

For the decoration

  • 1 Handful Crushed freeze dried raspberries Optional
  • 2 Feeze-dried strawberries Optional
  • 100 Grams White chocolate
  • 1 Tsp Edible glitter


To make the doughnuts

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celcius
  • Mix all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the eggs then mix until combined
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix in fully
  • Grease a doughnut tray with butter/oil
  • Pour the mixture into the moulds (leaving about 1-2cm from the top of the mould to allow for any rise)
  • Bake the doughnuts for 12-15 minutes (until golden)
  • Remove the doughnuts from the oven and leave to cool in the tray
  • Once fully cooled, remove from the tray and place onto a wire rack

To make the white chocolate topping

  • Whilst the doughnuts cool on the rack, you can begin to make the topping
  • Using a bain-marie, break the chocolate and melt on a medium heat until liquified (gently stirring to prevent burning)
  • Whilst the chocolate is still liquid, lower the heat on the hob to a low setting (prevents solidifying)

Decorating the doughnuts

  • Hold the doughnut by the bottom half and dip the top half into the chocolate (covering as desired)
  • Remove the doughnut from the chocolate bowl and gently shake the doughnut to make the chocolate layer even out
  • Place the doughnut on a wire rack (chocolate face up)
  • Whilst the chocolate is still wet, place on the freeze-dried fruit/glitter/topping of your choice
  • Leave at room temperature until fully set
  • Enjoy!


Best stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container
Keyword Baking, Doughnut, Easy Recipe
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