Baked Donut Recipe

My one-bowl vanilla cupcakes recipe can also be used to make baked donuts! they're just as delicious as my vanilla cupcakes!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baked donut recipe, baked mini donut recipe, chelsweets, one bowl vanilla cupcake recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


Donut Batter

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (162g)
  • 1 cup sugar (212g)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (120 ml)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (60 ml)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temp
  • 1/2 cup water (120 ml)

Sweet Everything Seasoning

  • 0.25 cup sesame seeds
  • 0.25 cup poppy seeds
  • 0.25 cup granulated or sanding sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt



  1. Begin by preheating oven to 350°F (175°C) and heavily greasing donut pan (normal donut pan and a mini donut pan).

  2. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a large mixer bowl and gently mix. Add the buttermilk, and gently stir until just combined.

  3. Add in the water, vanilla, and vegetable oil, and mix until the batter comes together.

  4. Next, mix in the egg until well combined.

  5. Place batter into a piping bag, and cut a small opening (less than 1 cm). Fill pans to make 6 normal sized donuts, and about 20 mini donuts.

  6. Carefully pipe the batter in a circle to fill each donut mold. Fill about 1/2 full. If you overfill the pans, they will bake out of the mold and lose their perfect circular shape.

  7. Bake regular sized donuts for 17-19 minutes, and mini donuts 12-13 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).

  8. Allow the donuts to cool before drizzle them with honey.

  9. Combine the poppy seeds, sesame seeds, sugar, and salt into a bowl, and stir until combined. Dunk the donuts into the seasoning, until the tops are coated.

Recipe Notes

I had a bit of leftover batter, and ended up making some extra donut bagels for fun! You can also use the extra batter to bake cupcakes.