A favorite, classic cake flavor turned into a donut. Serve while warm.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
2 mins
total:
27 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Glaze:
Donut Holes:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup sprinkles, 3 tablespoons milk, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 pinch salt together in a bowl to make a smooth glaze.

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  • Whisk flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon salt together in a large bowl.

  • Combine 1 cup milk, egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in a small bowl. Stir into the flour mixture. Add melted butter and 1/4 cup sprinkles; mix until a soft dough forms.

  • Heat at least 2 inches of oil in a large pot to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet or wire rack with paper towels.

  • Scoop a few tablespoons of dough into the hot oil using a small ice cream scoop. Fry donut holes until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer donut holes to the paper towels using a slotted spoon; let drain and cool slightly. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • Place a wire rack on a baking sheet. Dip one donut hole at a time into the glaze and place on the wire rack; allow excess glaze to drip off before serving.

Cook's Note:

Substitute seeds from 1/2 vanilla bean for the vanilla extract in the glaze if preferred.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

107 calories; protein 1.2g 2% DV; carbohydrates 15.2g 5% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterol 9.1mg 3% DV; sodium 111mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2019
it looked so much different Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/23/2018
I tried this recipe as a fun breakfast for my toddler son. The concept sounded as if it would make for fun colorful doughnut holes. The batter was easy and quick to mix up. However when it came to frying the doughnut holes I was disappointed in how they turned out. The outside was very crispy. The batter kept absorbing the oil with frying. It has a taste and texture closer to that of a hush puppy than a doughnut hole. Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2017
Looking for fun snacks for the grandkids on Halloween I transformed these into spider eggs. I made the donut holes as written and used only confectioners sugar in place of the glaze. The donut holes are highly addictive. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2018
I belong to a Farmer's and Artisan's Market. I always take Pepper Jellies and a few baked goods. Well I made a double batch and it was not enough. My regular customers have requested them. The only complaint was from one person who said too much "foo foo" but everyone loved them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2019
it looked so much different Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/23/2018
I tried this recipe as a fun breakfast for my toddler son. The concept sounded as if it would make for fun colorful doughnut holes. The batter was easy and quick to mix up. However when it came to frying the doughnut holes I was disappointed in how they turned out. The outside was very crispy. The batter kept absorbing the oil with frying. It has a taste and texture closer to that of a hush puppy than a doughnut hole. Read More
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