Cinnamon Vanilla Baked Donuts

Vanilla Cinnamon Baked Donuts

This is the second recipe from Peggy Porschen Boutqiue Baking that I made. Make sure to read my review of the book here and check out the Lemon Limoncello Layer Cake. Peggy’s previous books can be pretty overwhelming to us decorating novices but her latest offering has plenty of easy and impressive recipes.

Vanilla Cinnamon Baked Donuts

For those that aren’t comfortable deep frying at home these donuts are perfect. The batter is easily whipped up in ten minutes with a wooden spoon. Peggy uses liquid fondant but since I’m not familiar with this I used some candy melts instead. All the details for working liquid fondant are in the book. If you don’t fancy this topping brush with melted butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar.

Vanilla Cinnamon Baked Donuts

I made these donuts to cheer myself up after I failed dismally (twice!) at making Peggy’s heart shaped macarons. These donuts would be a great and easy Mother Day’s gift. I think mom would be impressed with a few of these! They taste pretty good for a baked donut.

Cinnamon Vanilla Baked Donuts

Yield: 6 donuts


110g plain flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Pinch of salt

65g caster sugar

25g light brown sugar

1 egg

45g whole milk

40g buttermilk

1/2 tsp vanilla

15g unsalted butter, melted

Candy melts (in the color of your choice) or chocolate

Sprinkles, for decorating


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 C and grease a donut pan. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a medium sized bowl. Stir in the sugar and brown sugar.
  2. In another bowl stir together the melted butter, egg, milk, buttermilk and vanilla.
  3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
  4. Fill each donut mold halfway and bake for 10-12 minutes until the donuts spring back lightly when touched.
  5. Remove from the trays once the donuts have slightly cooled. Put the candy melts in the microwave for 30 second intervals until melted (add a few teaspoons of vegetable oil if it's too thick). Dip the top of each donut and add the sprinkles on top straight after.

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  1. Hi!
    I just got a new doughtnut mould and have been looking for recipes. This looks wonderful.

    I was just wondering where you get candy melts from in london?

    • You can get them online (i’ve got a store page) or at hobbycraft. sainsbury’s sell pink and orange ones (but they’re flavored). for the donuts melted chocolate works just as well or my favorite coating i forgot to mention is a glaze made up of icing sugar and a few drops of milk.

  2. These look amazing especially the purple sprinkles! where did you get those from? I bought a mini donut pan when I was in America but havent used it yet. Thanks for sharing :)

    • I bought the sprinkles from Layer Cake and my sister brought them over for me when we went to Spain.

  3. I have to buy a donut baking mould after reading your post. Yours is so pretty and good to know they are not fried and less guilty to eat.

  4. I don’t like donuts very much, but for some reason I want to eat these so bad!!

  5. I’ve never tried a baked donut before, will definitely have to give these a go, plus as they’re baked I at least have the excuse that they’re healthier than fried ones!


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