Delectable Glazed Cake Donuts

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These Glazed Cake Donuts are a sumptuous treat, crisp on the outside with a soft, sweet interior, drenched in an irresistible glaze. They’re so easy and delightful you might just skip the trip to the bakery forever!

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Delectable Glazed Cake Donuts

Crafting the Perfect Cake Donuts

Achieving the ideal texture in cake donuts is crucial. Rolling the dough to a thickness between ¾ inch and 1 inch ensures the donuts cook evenly without becoming too dense or staying raw inside. Precision in thickness is key, so don’t hesitate to use a ruler!

Delectable Glazed Cake Donuts

Frying Your Donuts

The temperature of your oil is vital for perfect donuts. Maintaining an oil temperature of 350°F (177°C) ensures each donut cooks beautifully without absorbing excess grease. A deep, wide pan like a Dutch oven is perfect for maintaining oil temperature even when several donuts are added at once.

Delectable Glazed Cake Donuts

Delectable Glazed Cake Donuts

Glazing Your Donuts

Applying glaze while the donuts are still warm but cool enough to handle helps the glaze set with a glossy finish. For those who love extra sweetness, consider a double dip in the glaze, allowing the first layer to set before dipping again.

Delectable Glazed Cake Donuts

Double the Pleasure with Chocolate Glaze

Experimenting with a chocolate version of the traditional glaze provides a decadent twist. Adding cocoa powder to the standard glaze recipe offers a rich chocolate flavor that complements without overpowering the donut.

Delectable Glazed Cake Donuts

Delectable Glazed Cake Donuts



  • All-Purpose Flour: 2 ½ cups
  • Granulated Sugar: ⅓ cup
  • Baking Powder: 1 tablespoon
  • Nutmeg: ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Whole Milk: 1 cup
  • Egg: 1 large, room temperature
  • Unsalted Butter: 5 tablespoons, melted
  • Vanilla Extract: 2 teaspoons
  • Vegetable Oil: For frying, enough to fill your pan 2-3 inches deep


  • Confectioners’ Sugar: 4 cups (500 g)
  • Corn Syrup: 2 teaspoons
  • Vanilla Extract: ½ teaspoon
  • Salt: ¼ teaspoon
  • Milk: ¼-½ cup, adjust for desired consistency


Preparing the Dough:

  1. Mix Dry Ingredients: Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt together in a large bowl.
  2. Add Wet Ingredients: Mix in milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract until just combined. The dough will be sticky.
  3. Chill: Cover the bowl with a damp towel and refrigerate for 1 hour to firm up.
  4. Roll and Cut: On a floured surface, roll out the dough to ¾ to 1-inch thickness. Use a donut cutter or round cutters to shape your donuts.

Frying the Donuts:

  1. Heat Oil: In a large Dutch oven, heat oil to 350°F (177°C).
  2. Cook Donuts: Fry each donut for about 45 seconds to 1 minute on each side or until golden brown.
  3. Drain: Use a slotted spoon or fryer spider to transfer donuts to a paper towel-lined plate.

Glazing the Donuts:

  1. Prepare Glaze: In a large bowl, whisk together all glaze ingredients until smooth.
  2. Dip Donuts: While still warm, dip each donut into the glaze, allowing excess to drip off.
  3. Set: Place glazed donuts on a wire rack to set. Optionally, double-dip for extra glaze.

Delectable Glazed Cake Donuts

Enjoy these heavenly Glazed Cake Donuts fresh for the best taste, or store in an airtight container to keep them delicious for days. Whether for a special treat or a delightful breakfast, these homemade donuts are sure to impress!

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