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Simple Baked Cake Doughnuts

Delicious and versatile! Skip the bakery and make these baked doughnuts at home instead

Simple Baked Cake Doughnuts

Doughnuts are something that we love to eat at my house. Myself included. I know, not a healthy option. But, I just can’t help myself sometimes!

Instead of running to the bakery when a doughnut craving hits however, I like to make them homemade. Don’t get me wrong. I love a good bakery-made doughnut, but, these involve very little work and a bits less guilt.

This recipe was originally shared here at Table for Seven back in 2011 and it’s been my go-to doughnut recipe ever since. They are delicious and incredibly simple to make. Plus, extremely versatile.

The options are endless!

pile of Simple Baked Cake Doughnuts

Ingredients Needed:

  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Buttermilk
  • Eggs
  • Butter

A few side notes:

  • If  you don’t have a doughnut pan, no fear! Check out this link to convert your muffin pan into a doughnut pan. I’ve never used this method, but, it looks pretty basic
  • You can also make these in your mini doughnut pan. Just reduce your baking time by about a minute or two.
  • No Buttermilk on Hand? Whisk together 3/4 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice. Let it sit for 5 minutes, then, proceed with recipe as noted.
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A Few Topping Ideas:

Yield: 12-18 doughnuts

Simple Baked Cake Doughnuts

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Delicious and versatile! Skip the bakery and make these baked doughnuts at home instead.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 TBSP melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease doughnut pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, sift together, flour, sugar, baking powder and nutmeg. Add buttermilk, eggs and butter. Mix until combined.
  3. Fill doughnut pan cavities about 2/3 full.
  4. Bake 7-9 minutes or until donuts spring back when touched.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 4g

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Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

For your donuts, the ingredients says "flour" but the directions say "cake flour". Does it matter which one we use? I'm anxious to make these.

Erin Table for Seven

Wednesday 23rd of February 2022

Hi Sande- -Thanks for catching that! Regular flour is just fine. Enjoy!


Tuesday 22nd of February 2022

Do any adjustments need to be made to the recipe if I put blueberries in the cake doughnuts. My mommy loves blueberry cake doughnuts. Your recipe was made for her. Thank you so very much!!!

Erin Table for Seven

Wednesday 23rd of February 2022

Hi Lisa- Nope! Simply fold in the blueberries into the prepared batter. Let me know how they work out!


Friday 26th of April 2019

These are adorable! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop :)

Erin Table for Seven

Sunday 28th of April 2019

Thank you Colleen!

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Sunday 27th of November 2011

nice post! thanks for sharing...God bless you

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