Friday 28 March 2014

Perfectly Pink Baked Donuts with Vanilla Glaze

HEY! The weather is blah today. So why not add a little rose-coloured happiness to it?

My first donut attempt,  I recall lamenting about my yearning to recreate the perfect Homer Simpson donut. Ohh and lament I did. And when I made my gluten free donuts, I found out we were having a fam-jam at my grandma and grandpa's house, so I made up a gluten-ous batch as well :p

This was it. This was my prove I can make a perfectly pink, cartoon-worthy donut. AND BY GOD, I DID IT.

A touch of pink, I sprinkle here and there, some sprinkles on the floor and in my hair--BIPPITY BOPPITY DONUT!


Want to make some perfectly pink donuts? Let's go!

Classic Donut Recipe                                                                             

Yields 12-14 donuts 


  • 2 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (No buttermilk? Add 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice to milk until you reach 3/4 cup and let sit for 5 minutes!)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten 
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees farenheit 
  2. Grease your pans very well. 
  3. Sift together ALL dry ingredients (that is the first 5 on the list) until fully combined. Don't forget the sugar like I did causing a very disgusting lumpy first batch of garbage donuts :(
  4. Then add in your wet ingredients, stirring until fully combined and you have a thick, airy batter. 
  5. What *I* did was carefully scoop my batter into a large pastry bag in order to get the batter in the donut shape without making a huge mess (which, again, I did the first time)
  6. Fill each cavity 2/3 of the way full.
  7. Put in stove once it has reached 425 and leave to bake for 7-9 minutes (or longer based on your oven)
  8. Once done, let cool in pan for 5 minutes, invert onto wire cooling rack to cool.
  9. Repeat until you have finished your batter!

Perfectly Pink Donut Glaze 

Glazes 12 donuts 

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 2-3 tablespoons of milk
  • Touch of pink food gel (or a touch of red liquid colouring if you don't have pink)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium size bowl and whisk together until you have a smooth, thin glaze
  2. If glaze is too watery, add icing sugar until the batter flows smoothly like honey (and not too think like milk or water!)
  3. Set aside and use to glaze cooled donuts! If layer of glaze is too thin, let it set and glaze again
  4. If using sprinkles, add them while glaze is still wet
  5. This glaze should become slightly hardened when fully set!

Ahhhh. Now you have the most perfectly pink, Homer-Simpson-worthy donuts ever!


Feeling sassy? Drizzle some white chocolate on some of them!

All together, now!

It pains me to have to only post these pictures...I probably took a million and one pictures. I just adore these little things! And the best part, at the family gather, they beat out another famous donut competitor that's name rhymes with SHMIM BORTON'S! That made me smile so big my face nearly fell off. These perfectly soft and cakey donuts are the real deal, so I hope you try them!

Happy Sprinkling!


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