You’re going to love this Easy Blueberry Cake Donut Recipe! All you need is a donut pan and you can make these delicious soft and moist homemade baked donuts.
It’s the perfect easy donut recipe with a simple glaze that is bursting with bright vanilla and lemon flavours. Delicious with your morning coffee and it promises to satisfy your sweet tooth without frying them in oil.
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If you’re an old-fashioned blueberry cake donuts lover, then these blueberry cake doughnuts are for you! All you’ll need is a simple donut pan and you can mix them entirely by hand.
Lemon blueberry donuts are a combination of blueberry flavour with lemon or vanilla …. or use both flavours in the glaze!
It’s really hard to choose which is the best part – the soft, cakey donut or the delicious donut glaze.
Perfect easy glazed donut recipe for serving at baby or weeding showers or for family parties.
Why you’ll love this easy blueberry cake donut recipe
- Easy to make with simple basic ingredients
- No messy frying required to make these baked blueberry doughnuts
- The lemon glaze really pairs well with the blueberries
- Making easy homemade blueberry donuts for a crowd is so much fun
This recipe features simple ingredients that you might even have on hand at home. If not, they’re all easy to find in the grocery store.
- buttermilk – contributes to the soft texture of these donuts. I have a buttermilk substitute in the recipe notes at the bottom of the recipe card.
- butter – melted butter; salted or unsalted
- all-purpose flour
- granulated sugar
- baking powder
- vanilla extract – pure vanilla extract is best or you can also use artificial vanilla extract.
step-by-step instructions to make blueberry cake donuts
Grease donut pan or spray with cooking spray.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt until well-combined.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk egg, then add in buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla extract.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until combined. Carefully fold in the blueberries.
For the next step, you can either spoon the batter into prepared pan or scoop the batter into a decorator bag and cut off the end wide enough to fit the donut hole. Keep in mind that the large blueberries need to fit through the hole!
Bake in 350°F oven for 15 minutes. Cool for five minutes, then carefully remove the donuts and place on wire cooling rack.
For the glaze:
Whisk together powdered sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla and 3 tbsp. of milk. One additional tablespoon of milk may be required to reach a consistency that you can dip the donuts into for glazing.
Place a sheet of parchment paper or plastic wrap under wire rack for easy clean up!
Dip the donuts into the glaze, then place on wire rack. You can also scoop the glaze into a decorator icing bag and cut the tip off and drizzle lightly. You can also drizzle with a fork or spoon by dipping into the icing and drizzling over top of each donut.
A blueberry cake donut tastes delicious with a tall glass of milk of cup of coffee.
Storage and freezing instructions for baked buttermilk donuts
Store baked caked donuts in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 days or in the fridge for 5 days. Parchment paper is recommded to use between the donut layers to prevent them from sticking together.
Can you freeze baked donuts?
Yes baked donuts can be placed unglazed in a freezer-safe container and frozen for 2 to 3 months.
If you freeze this recipe for blueberry cake donuts with them glazed the icing has a good chance to break down and get mushy loosing its consistency.
Thaw at room temperature or in the fridge and then glaze.
Baked donuts are softer and lighter on the outside than fried donuts.
Baked donuts do not have yeast. They have baking powder as a leavening agent.
Baked donuts can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
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