Baked Vanilla Donuts

Sunday, March 2, 2014
I just love my new donut pan and these Baked Vanilla Sour Cream Donuts are ready in no time they're so easy to make!

If you haven't tried baked donuts, they are so easy, light, and actually fun even if you hate baking!

Today I made two different flavored donuts so you have two recipes to love.

The first simple donut is baked with a vanilla spice with a fall flavor hint of cinnamon and a little nutmeg in the batter.

Our other featured donut is baked with sour cream and vanilla.

Both are delicious dipped in a melted white chocolate glaze on top.

Both recipes are very basic flavors easy to make and so versatile.

You can decorate these baked donuts any way you like.

You could even tint the frosting and make them festive for any event or to your party theme with matching sprinkles.

Just scroll down to our printable recipe card to start baking!

this is a baked vanilla donuts with white chocolate ganache and sprinkles on top

Easy Baked Donuts

These recipes are both super easy but using a donut pan is a must-have.

Do read through our tips, suggestions, and ingredients before you get started to make sure your baking journey is flawless.

Baking donuts is so much easier than standing over a hot stove frying them and so much healthier do without all that oil saturation.

They don't even take long to whip up and at the most 10 to 12 minutes to bake!

My baked-style donuts are perfect for parties, picnics, snacking, and a great dessert any time of the year!

this is a baked vanilla donuts with white chocolate ganache and sprinkles on top


  • coordinated sprinkles to a party theme
  • tint the frosting or the batter
  • freeze them unfrosted for a quick dessert for unexpected company
  • great for a picnic just rolled in sugar

Quick Donut Tips

  • Do not overmix the batters on either one, just fold in the dry ingredients
  • Always preheat the over
  • Put the wet ingredients and dry in separate bowls
  • Use a ziplock bag filled with batter to fill your donut hole trays
  • The pans are a must to make baked donuts
  • This batter can be fried in a deep frying pan and using an ice cream scoop to release the batter into the oil
  • Do Not Overbake these!
  • Either donut can have tinted frostings or extracts added to the glazes for a change
  • Both donuts freeze well
  • You can also use these donuts for fruit and whipped cream dessert and leave them plain


  • Donut non-stick pans found in any bake shop online
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • cooking oil spray
  • freezer bags snipped on the edge for easy filling of your donut pan

these are frosting sour cream donuts with sprinkles


  • cinnamon sugar
  • ganache in chocolate
  • plain white sugar
  • rolled in unsweetened cocoa powder
  • frosted with sprinkles or dipped in nuts
  • powdered sugar
  • colorful sugars

these are a sour cream baked donut cooling on parchment paper

Ingredients for Baked Donuts

  1. flour
  2. sugar
  3. baking powder
  4. salt
  5. cinnamon
  6. nutmeg
  7. milk
  8. vinegar
  9. pure vanilla extract
  10. egg
  11. Note: sour cream for the other recipe   

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Options Are Endless

Get the kids to help decorate your donuts, this is a family fun project.

Fun baked donuts to make and eat.

The kids love to drizzle chocolate and vanilla icings making a marble effect.

Your creative ideas can be endless!

There are so many possibilities to change up these flavors with the Sour cream baked donuts.

I really love the spiced one rolled in cinnamon sugar but if you have other suggestions please leave me a comment on what you love!

Happy Baking!

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this is the recipe for vanilla spice or sour cream donuts

Baked Vanilla Donuts

prep time: 8 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 18 M
Here are two of my favorite recipes for baked vanilla donuts. One is a baked vanilla donut with a hint of spice and the other made with sour cream and also baked.. Both are delicious and with a ganache on top and sprinkles.


  • Vanilla Spice Donuts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar or you can use white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 ounces white chocolate
  • 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons water
  • Colored Sprinkles
  • Cooking Oil Spray
  • Sour Cream Baked Donuts:
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • Cooking oil spray


How to cook Baked Vanilla Donuts

  1.  Baked Vanilla Spice Donuts Instructions:
  2. Melt the butter in a microwave-proof large bowl. 
  3. Add the vinegar, milk, vanilla, and stir, This will thicken as it makes sour milk. 
  4. Whisk in egg. Then just fold in all the dry ingredients till well blended. 
  5. Lightly spray donut pans.
  6. Taking a sturdy ziplock bag fill it with the batter, snip a little piece of the end off and pipe the donut batter into the pans to fill about 2/3 full each. 
  7. Bake for 8 minutes or until the tops springs back when lightly touched. 
  8. Cool on parchment paper.
  9. For The Glaze: In a microwave-safe bowl, add white chocolate and butter till melted. Mix in sugar and water, stir mixing till blended. Dip donuts in ganache and sprinkle with either colored sprinkles or cinnamon and sugar. Makes 12.
  10.  Sour Cream Baked  Donuts Instructions:
  11. Place all the wet ingredients in the bowl. Fold in the dry ingredients, gently combining.
  12. Use the ziplock bag method to pipe into the oil sprayed donut pans.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 t o10 minutes.
  14. Cool and dip in the same frosting for the Vanilla Cinnamon Donut Recipes and use whatever sprinkles you like.
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this is a baked vanilla donuts with white chocolate ganache and sprinkles on top


  1. I've been wanting a donut pan...these look great!

  2. I can already imagine how my daughters eyes would lite up if I would make this;)

  3. These donuts are amazing dear, I'd take one immediately. The ones with colored sprinkles are very happy those with cinnamon are heavenly for me. Bye, have a great week

  4. Sounds like I need a doughnut pan. Baked doughnuts sound like a great idea and they are attractive and best of all, not greasy.

  5. I think I need to buy a donut pan coz I have a plan to make one like this...they look really nice

  6. OMG Claudia, these are so colourful! I'm drooling already. Hahaha!

  7. I love your donut pan too! Trying to get one soon.

  8. Those look sinful enough to have my name on them. I adore donuts and have been known to eat more than my fair share of them. I know I'd love these. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  9. I love white chocolate. That Ganache glaze looks really creamy and rich.

  10. I love doughnuts but didnt try to make it ever coz i was scared.
    I think i should get the tin, you have inspired me :)

  11. Your donut glaze sounds wonderful. I use to demo these and yes they are fun and make perfect donuts. However, I've never tried them with a wine glaze. Wow these are adult donuts.

    I'll definitely have to try these.

  12. well I think this just might help solve area crime - I'm gonna start baking and give these out to passing cops... so much better that Krispy Kreme or Dunkin'....

  13. Where have I been? Had no idea there was a donut pan. These are tempting - sitting all alone with my coffee and now dreaming of your donuts.

  14. your donuts look absolutely amazing!
    Wait my kids see these!!! xgloria

  15. Okay... I think I need to get one of these pans! I have been craving doughnuts for a while, but wasn't in the mood to fry them. I had a serious craving for some this morning. Where was the pan then? LOL I think I will be heading on over to Williams-Sonoma and soon!

  16. Super the sprinkles! They look so yummy!

  17. These are so fantastic and love that they are baked...gorgeous!

  18. I need to get my hands on one of these pans. These sound so much healthier than our routine weekend run to the donut shop down the street which leaves my stomach turning from all of the sugar. These look so delicious and I love the sprinkles on top. Yummy!

  19. Amazing colors and recipe - need them right now :)



  20. Dear Claudia, How do you do it!!! This is just so tempting looking!!! Just delicious!!! You are wonderful. Your "foodie" friend, Catherine xo

  21. I may have to invest in one of these donut family would love to wake up to these beauties!

  22. These are positively delectable! I have been lusting after one of those pans for far too long. I love your new look! xoxo

  23. Hi Claudia! I have to get this pan. I hate to bake. It's too precise for me, but my husband would be in heaven if I made him homemade doughnuts! I'll bet I could get anything I wanted for the next month! :)

  24. I have these pans too and love them! Your donuts look yummy and of course...I love the rum in the glaze! :)

  25. I will have to go find some of these pans. My grandaughter would love to help make these, of course I might have to leave the rum out :)

  26. Really wish I had about 5 of these for breakfast this morning!

  27. Great donut pan and great recipes, must run and get one. Thank you pertty girl for the wonderful recipes I always see and comment, I love Italian, my fav!! Thanks for your sweet visit and lovely comments, so nice to have you! Have a terrific week. FABBY

  28. Claudia, these baked donuts look simply yummy!

  29. These look amazing! I'm craving doughnuts this morning!

  30. I have a donut makers so I LOVE making baked donuts, I'm definitely going to have to try this ganache glaze!

  31. This looks so pretty and delicious. I love the colored sprinkles with it. It so yummy to look these two donuts in sydney


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