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Heavenly Homemade Doughnuts: Baked or Fried, You Decide!


Calling all doughnut lovers! This recipe unlocks a world of delicious possibilities, allowing you to create bakery-worthy doughnuts from the comfort of your own home. Whether you prefer the ease of a doughnut maker or the versatility of a baking tray, this recipe adapts perfectly to suit your needs.

Why You'll Love This Recipe:

  • Perfect Doughnuts, Every Time: This simple yet effective recipe yields fluffy, flavorful doughnuts that rival anything you'd find at a bakery.
  • Your Way or the Highway: The recipe works beautifully for both doughnut pans and doughnut makers, giving you the flexibility to choose your preferred method. Baking trays create larger doughnuts, perfect for sharing, while the doughnut maker offers a quicker option for individual portions.
  • Easy Customization: Get creative! This recipe serves as a blank canvas for your doughnut dreams. Add a splash of your favorite extract, experiment with different glazes, or top them with sprinkles for a fun and festive touch.


  • For the Light and Fluffy Dough:
    • 200g cake flour
    • 125g white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ½ cup milk
    • 50g melted butter
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 large egg
  • For the Classic Cinnamon-Sugar Coating (Optional):
    • ½ cup white sugar
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 50g melted butter


Prepare for Doughnut Magic:

  1. For the Oven: Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F) and generously spray your doughnut pans with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. For the Doughnut Maker: Preheat your doughnut maker according to the manufacturer's instructions (typically around 5 minutes).
  3. Whisk Up the Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the cake flour, white sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Creating the Batter: Add the milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, and egg to the dry ingredients. Using a whisk or a hand mixer, beat the mixture until well combined and smooth. The batter will be thick and glossy.
  5. Bake or Fry? You Decide!For Baked Doughnuts: Fill your prepared doughnut pan cavities with batter, leaving a little space at the top for them to rise. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the doughnuts are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. For Doughnut Maker Doughnuts: Fill the cavities of your preheated doughnut maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Bake for 3 minutes, or until the doughnuts are golden brown and cooked through.
  7. Cooling Down: Allow the doughnuts to cool completely on a wire rack before decorating.
  8. Cinnamon-Sugar Bliss (Optional): In a shallow bowl, combine the white sugar and ground cinnamon to create your flavorful coating. In a separate bowl, melt the butter. Dip each cooled doughnut in the melted butter, then roll it in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat generously. Let the doughnuts sit for a few minutes to allow the coating to set.
  9. Serve and Savor: Enjoy your homemade doughnuts warm or at room temperature. Savor the light and fluffy texture and indulge in the delightful sweetness in every bite!


  • Feel free to experiment with different glazes! Try a simple glaze made with powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract, or get creative with chocolate, maple, or fruit-flavored glazes.
  • Leftover doughnuts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.