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How to Make Powdered Sugar Donuts

Oven baked powdered sugar donuts are easy to make in the morning for breakfast for dessert. Make homemade batter or Cake Mix Donuts! You can create vanilla or chocolate base with confections sugar outside or smaller bites like donut holes this way!

Powdered Sugar Donuts

Mini powdered sugar donuts are fun!! You can make “regular” sizes or holes this way too, you just use a different amount of batter for each shape and size. Inside is a fluffy vanilla cake from scratch but will share how to use any type of cake mix below too. (affiliate links present)

How to Make Powdered Sugar Donut Holes

We have made these as Powdered Sugar Homemade Donut Holes too. If you like a smaller size you can use a different pan to make that shape. I mean you could even bake in a mini muffin tin if you already have one of those and don’t care about what they look like.

We have done this same concept when making Baked Pumpkin Donuts too. This light fluffy sugar coating the outside and getting your fingers coated with yum is an easy way to make baked goods pretty and sweeter. When warm it sticks right on and coats every single inch.

Powdered Sugar Donut Holes
baked powdered sugar donuts

What are the ingredients in powdered donuts?

Now if you want to make these without any batter you could. You’d need to follow our Biscuit Donuts recipe with a can of Pillsbury Grands to make the base. Works in oil or air fried, then toss in confectioners sugar at the end and make them that way!

  • We used a mini donut pan to make these but I have a link to both sizes below in the recipe card
  • 1 c powdered sugar to use once baked, and a bowl
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 3/4 c milk
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla
  • Almond extract
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Unlike our Dunkin Donut Muffins you will need a special pan for this, instead of just a muffin pan. Believe me if you buy one you will use it over and over again so don’t fret, it will get it’s money worth for sure.

How to Make Cake Mix Powdered Sugar Donuts

OR for a cake mix hack; Mix together 4 tbsp. melted butter, 2 eggs, 3/4 cup buttermilk and 1 box cake mix. Add mixture to pint freezer bag and cut end off. Spray donut pan with non stick spray and squeeze mixture into pan (barely halfway full). Cook at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until donut springs back.

How to Make Powdered Sugar Donuts

Donuts with Powdered Sugar

Want to make Pressure Cooker Donuts tossed in this same sweetness? Great idea too. I used cake mix to make these in an egg bite mold that is silicone. Fun to do when you don’t want to heat up your whole house. Just pop into your Instant Pot and then roll into the plate of sugar to coat. Then enjoy. To make homemade you;

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Prep a regular or mini donut pan with baking spray. In a mixing bowl, add the egg and sugar, whisking together.
  • Then go in with the milk, vegetable oil, vanilla and almond extract. Whisk again until combined.
  • In another bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt together, then add into the wet ingredients. Whisk together until a batter is formed.
  • Place the batter in a piping bag and snip the end of it.
  • Squeeze the batter into each mini donut pan filling ¾ way full.
  • Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes for mini or about 17 min. for regular sizes – or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Prepare a bowl or paper bag with powdered sugar.

How to Get Powdered Sugar to Stick to Donuts?

When the donuts are done baking, let them cool for 5 minutes. If they are still warm you will get a bit to stick by placing into a bag or bowl and shake around to coat the donuts fully. For more of a coat spray the outsides with some melted butter or oil and then gently press into confectioners sugar. Enjoy immediately!

Donuts with Powdered Sugar

How to Make Powdered Sugar Donuts

Baked donuts are quick and easy with NO oil to fry them in. Not only are they healthier but softer too. You can tweak these all sorts of ways. Other toppings like cinnamon and sugar work well too. You can melt chocolate chips or candy melts and dip the top, cool on a wire rack and sprinkle colored sprinkles on the top.

A super easy way to bake with your kiddos where they can pipe the donut batter into the pan and not worry about any hot oil. Then decorating is the really fun part. If you wait until they are at room temperature it doesn’t stick quite as well so allow it to cool in the pan for just 5 minutes or so and then toss or dip in a bowl to coat.

What is the difference between cake batter and donut batter?

The latter is thinner. Here we share how to make doughnut batter baked in a donut pan homemade or make easy cake mix donuts!! Easy and quick dessert or breakfast to make that is family friendly and can be coated with powdered sugar.

Homemade Powdered Sugar Donuts Recipe

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Powdered Sugar Donuts

Oven baked powdered sugar donuts are easy to make in the morning for breakfast for dessert. Make homemade batter or with cake mix!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, donuts, powdered sugar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 28
Calories 62kcal
Author The Typical Mom

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prep a regular or mini donut pan with baking spray. In a mixing bowl, add the egg and sugar, whisking together. Then go in with the milk, vegetable oil, vanilla and almond extract. Whisk again until combined.
  • In another bowl mix the flour, baking powder and salt together, then add into the wet ingredients. Whisk together until a batter is formed. Place the batter in a piping bag and snip the end of it.
  • Squeeze the batter into each mini donut pan filling ¾ way full. Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes for mini or about 17 min. for regular sizes – or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Prepare a bowl or paper bag with powdered sugar.
  • Cake Mix Powdered Sugar Donuts – Mix together 4 tbsp. melted butter, 2 eggs, 3/4 cup buttermilk and 1 box cake mix. Add mixture to pint freezer bag and cut end off. Spray donut pan with non stick spray and squeeze mixture into pan (barely halfway full). Cook at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until donut springs back.
  • When the donuts are done baking, let them cool for 5 minutes. Then place into the bag or bowl and shake around to coat the donuts fully. If sugar doesn't want to stick well you can spritz the outsides with a bit of melted butter and then dip on both sides. Enjoy immediately!
Nutrition Facts
Powdered Sugar Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 62 Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.4g1%
Saturated Fat 0.2g1%
Trans Fat 0.001g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 19IU0%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Barbara

Thursday 9th of May 2024

Can these donuts be baked in an electric donut maker?

The Typical Mom

Friday 10th of May 2024

The dough wouldn't be thick enough to form outside of a pan. You'd need to make our biscuit donuts and follow directions to powder when done

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