Vanilla Cake Donuts

Vanilla Cake Donuts

I’m celebrating National Donut Day with these Pride themed donuts. Every year, during the month of June, the LGBTQ community celebrates the influence they have on world. I love all the parades and parties honoring this community, many of which are family and close friends. Donuts + Rainbows = a super yummilicious dessert!

P.S. I used all natural food coloring to make the rainbow drizzle. Deets on the recipe.

Vanilla Cake Donuts

Category: DESSERTS, Donuts

Servings:  6 Donuts

Vanilla Cake Donuts


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 TBS unsalted butter melted

  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup + 1 1/2 TBS milk (I used low fat)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 TBS milk
  • Optional: Natural food coloring, such as pea flower, beet and hibiscus powder, matcha powder and turmeric. I used Suncore Foods Super Juice Powders.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 6 donut nonstick pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a measuring container, put in the milk, egg, butter and vanilla. Mix well.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture. Mix until all lumps are gone, but do not over mix.
  5. Place a quart bag in a large cup. Pour mixture into the bag and snip off about a 3/4 inch.
  6. Pipe each donut until it is almost full.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until lightly brown.
  8. Turn out the donuts on parchment paper to cool.
  9. While the donuts cool, prepare the glaze. Put a rack on the parchment paper.
  10. Once cool, dip each donut in the white glaze. Place on a rack to drip.
  11. Divide the remaining glaze into ramekins and mix with desired colors. Drizzle glazed donuts with colored glaze. Let set & enjoy!


Add additional milk or powdered sugar to get glaze to desired consistency. I like mine thick.
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