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Blueberry cake donuts on marble board.

Baked Blueberry Cake Donut Recipe

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  • Author: Sandra
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 18


You’re going to love this Baked Blueberry Cake Donut Recipe! All you need is a donut pan and you can make these soft and moist homemade donuts. It’s the perfect donut with a simple glaze featuring vanilla and lemon flavours. Delicious with your morning coffee and it promises to satisfy your sweet tooth.



2 cups all purpose flour

1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

1 and 1/3 cups buttermilk

2 Tablespoons melted butter

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup fresh blueberries


2 cups powdered sugar

3/4 teaspoon.lemon zest

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 to 4 Tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  2. Grease donut pan or spray with cooking spray. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. 
  4. In a separate medium mixing bowl, beat egg, then add in buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla. 
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir just until combined. 
  6. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  7. Transfer batter, in three separate batches to a decorating bag or ziplock bag.  Once filled, cut a hole in the bottom of the bag that is just a bit smaller than the width of the donut shape. You can also spoon in the batter by hand using a small spoon. Be careful not to overfill. 
  8. Bake in 350°F oven for 15 minutes.
  9. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes.  Remove from pan and set on wire rack.
  10. 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.
  11. Turn donuts upside down and dip donuts into glaze, then place on wire rack. 
  12. You can also drizzle the glaze over top with a fork or spoon.
  13. Turn donuts upside down and dip donuts into glaze. 
  14. Place on wire rack  with piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap place under the rack for easy cleanup.


  1. Buttermilk Substitute: For 1 cup of buttermilk, put 1 tbsp. lemon juice or white vinegar into measuring cup. Add enough liquid to fill to the 1 cup measuring line.  Stir. Let stand for 5 minutes. 
  2. Store donuts in an airtight container at room temperature for 2 to 3 days.
  3. Donuts can be placed unglazed in an airtight container and frozen for up to 3 months.  Thaw at room temperature and glaze.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 donut
  • Calories: 203
  • Sugar: 31.8 g
  • Sodium: 90.9 mg
  • Fat: 2.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 43.6 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.8 mg