Sweet Treats

Baked Cinnamon Glazed Donuts

soft and fluffy on the inside, coated in a delicious glaze

After ordering a donut baking tray earlier this week (see link if you would also like to buy one) I could not wait for the opportunity to start making my own donuts. Personally I have never EVER attempted donuts before but after seeing so many delicious and inspiring recipes on pinterest and on Instagram – I really felt the need to give some a go. I always prefer baking so these are baked donuts as opposed to standard fried ones. This recipe is much more simpler than dough made donuts and takes around 35 mins altogether to prepare and bake. No yeast, no refrigerating overnight and no complication – easy!

There really is only three steps to this cinnamon glazed donut mixture creating your dry ingredients which are self raising flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon and baking powder. Then compiling your wet ingredients milk, melted butter, vanilla extract and an egg. Lastly the glaze which I recommend making while the donuts are in the oven. 

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  • 1 1/2 cups of self raising flour
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 cups of melted butter
  • 1/4 of milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract 
  • a tablespoon of grounded cinnamon


  • 1/4 cup of icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 table spoons of milk
  • handful of sprinkles 
  • red food colouring
  • 1 tablespoon of coco powder 

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  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 3
  2. In a bowl mix together self raising flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. In a separate bowl melt some butter and whisk in milk, egg and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and fold gently – making sure to not over mix.
  5. Grease proof donut tin and carefully pour the batter into a piping bag using a spoon and pipe these into the donut tin. 
  6. Leave in the oven to bake for 12 – 15 minutes
  7. While donuts are baking add icing sugar, milk and vanilla extract to a bowl. Mix until well incorporated.
  8. Repeat step 7 again but add cocoa or 1 teaspoon of red food colouring to create glaze.
  9. While donuts are still warm dip them faced down in glaze mixture and pour sprinkles on. Leave them on a wire rack to cool. This will ensure glaze and sprinkles to set.
  10. Enjoy!


P.S: Let me know how you get on making your own donuts, I would love to see pictures so please do share on instagram using the #tashasbakes




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