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Colorful Birthday Cake Baked Donuts are a real treat for any occasion. This easy to make recipe will put a smile on anyone's face!

Birthday Cake Baked Donuts

Colorful Birthday Cake Baked Donuts are a real treat for any occasion. This easy to make recipe will put a smile on anyone's face!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 8 donuts
Calories 279

Ingredients

Donut:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup rainbow sprinkles

Glaze:

  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • extra sprinkles to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.

For the donuts:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and granulated sugar together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a larger bowl, whisk the egg and buttermilk together until smooth. Add the melted butter along with the vanilla and almond extracts, whisking until fully combined. Add the flour mixture to this wet mixture and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. Fold in the sprinkles.
  • Transfer the batter to a gallon sized freezer bag. Squeeze out all the air before sealing and snip the bottom corner off so that you can pipe one fat bead of batter into each well of the donut pan.
    pre-baked birthday cake donuts
  • Bake for 9–10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack placed over a large baking sheet to later catch all of the icing drips and allow to fully cool to room temperature.
    baked birthday cake donuts

For the glaze:

  • Combine the confectioners' sugar, milk, vanilla and almond extracts in a small sauce pan. Heat over low heat while stirring constantly just to warm the glaze and allow the sugar to fully dissolve. Remove from heat.
  • Dip the top of each donut in the warm glaze and return to rack. Then, once the glaze in the pot has cooled more and begins to thicken, re-dip each donut in the glaze once again and then top with additional sprinkles before the glaze sets.
  • Donuts are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an air tight container for a couple days if not eaten right away.
    Colorful Birthday Cake Baked Donuts are a real treat for any occasion. This easy to make recipe will put a smile on anyone's face!

Nutrition

Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 105mg | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.9mg