Easy Vanilla Cake Donuts
Recipe type: Donuts
Serves: 12
I love donuts, but making them at home can be arduous and not produce the same texture and flavor I love from my donut-shop staples. These Easy Vanilla Cake Donuts will debunk that thought with each soft, tender and moist bite of this vanilla-scented donut!
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cake flour, sifted if clumpy
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ stick butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup full-fat sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • Rainbow sprinkles, for garnishing
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease TWO 6-cavity donut pans with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and nutmeg together until combined. Begin cutting the butter into the flour mixture using a pastry blender, fork, or electric mixer or until combined and sandy in texture. Try to make sure the butter is as evenly distributed as possible.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl until frothy, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and begin stirring to combine.
  4. Scrape the batter into a large zip-top baggy and seal out the air OR scrape batter into a piping bag attached with a large open tip. Snip a corner off of the baggy and pipe the donut batter into the donut pan cavities about ⅔ full. Gently tap the donut pans on the counter to dislodge any bubbles.
  5. Bake for approximately 9-11 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with only a few moist crumbs. Allow the donuts to sit in the pan for about 5 minutes before gently removing (by turning the pan upside down and gently shaking the pan).
  6. To make the glaze, bring the powdered sugar, water, and vanilla together in a small pot over medium heat until melted and combined. Dip each donut into the glaze, allowing excess to drip off. Immediately sprinkle with rainbow sprinkles as the glaze hardens VERY quickly. Reheat the glaze/add more milk as necessary to keep it smooth.
Recipe by The Domestic Rebel at https://thedomesticrebel.com/2014/05/21/easy-vanilla-cake-donuts/