Homemade Donuts

March 9, 2014

We attempted homemade doughnuts this weekend and couldn't help, but share this dreamy recipe. 

If you love doughnuts, vanilla bean and sprinkles, your going to love these!

They are quick, easy, and cute! Doughnuts are a dessert that can be adjusted for any event or holiday by changing the color of frosting and sprinkles.

Walk into your next party with these doughnuts and your guests will love you! 

Baker Vanilla Bean Doughnuts 

Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 8 minutes   
Yield: About 14 

  • 2 2/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda 
  • 3/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 
  • 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar  
  • Seeds of 1 vanilla bean 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 cup milk
  • Softened butter, for tin

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter melted 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 small pinch salt 
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk 
  • Food coloring and sprinkles (optional) 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Butter 14 holes of three donut tins and set aside.  In a mixing bowl, which together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 10 seconds, set aside.  In a separate mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, blend together melted butter, vegetable oil, sugar and vanilla bean reads until smooth, about 1 minute.  Blend in eggs one at a time then mix in vanilla extract.  Working in three separate batched, beginning and ending flour mixture, add 1/3 of the flour mixture alternating with half of the milk and mix just until combined after each addition.  Spoon batter into buttered doughnut wells, filling them about 1/4-inch from the rim.  Bake in preheated oven 7-8 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into doughnuts comes out clean.  Transfer to wire rack to cool until lukewarm then dip in glaze and return to wire rack, immediately top with sprinkles if using and allow glaze to set at room temperature. 
  • For the glaze: 
  • In a flat bottomed bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla and salt then stir in 2 Tbsp of milk, adding additional milk 1 tsp at a time to reach desired consistency and whisk until smooth.  Tint with food coloring if desired.  Warm in microwave in 6-10 second intervals on HIGH power to war as it begins to set while dipping doughnuts, as needing, whisking after heating 
  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy


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