Doughnuts

Find top-rated recipes for cake doughnuts, yeast-raised donuts, crullers, and fritters. Check out our best glazed, jelly and powdered donuts!

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Glazed Pumpkin Donuts

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Pumpkin + donuts = awesome! These cake donuts are baked and then glazed lightly or covered in cinnamon-sugar.

Glazed Yeast Doughnuts

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Yeast doughnuts covered with glazed icing... even better than the store bought ones! Easy and fun to make.

Jelly Doughnuts

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You can use any flavor of jelly or jam to make this recipe. Serve plain, sugared, or frosted.

French Crullers

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Fried doughnuts glazed with a confectioners' sugar frosting.

Beignets

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A traditional New Orleans-style recipe for their famous beignets! Grab a cafe au lait and you're set!

Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

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I have tried so many versions of glazed doughnuts, and this one finally came out perfect! Just like the ones at my favorite doughnut shop.

Plain Cake Doughnuts

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A simple cake doughnut lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Coat with cinnamon-sugar, or a confectioners' sugar glaze.

Oliebollen (Dutch Doughnuts)

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Ollie-bollen, or Oliebollen, are a Dutch pastry similar to a doughnut. It's typically a deep-fried pastry filled with raisins and dusted with powdered sugar. Some modern variations serve them topped with berry filling, but this is a traditional recipe. Oliebollen are a traditional treat on New Year's.

Funnel Cakes

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You don't need to wait for the county fair to enjoy delicious old-fashioned funnel cakes. You just need a funnel with a 1/2-inch opening that can hold a cup of batter.

Super Easy Doughnuts

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Really quick and easy donuts made from ingredients you probably already have. My 3 year old loves these because he can have them whenever he wants. There's hardly any waiting time. Use any topping you want. Our favorite is powdered sugar!

Fluffy Cake Doughnuts

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This recipe is very quick and easy to make. I have a donut pan, which is like a muffin pan, but has donut shaped holes rather than muffin shaped holes. These donuts are baked not fried, so they don't have so many calories. I mix up either a powdered sugar glaze or a chocolate icing to top these with. They can also be rolled in cinnamon and white sugar, but it doesn't stick very well. My husband likes them just plain. For a chocolate glaze, simply stir 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips into the glaze mixture.

Air-Fried Cinnamon and Sugar Doughnuts

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I love hot cinnamon doughnuts, but don't like or have all the oil to make the recipes. This version uses an air fryer. By using less oil, I can use tastier oil, thus my choice is butter. Serve and eat hot. Like traditional doughnuts they are much better hot than cold.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cake Doughnuts

"I am a HUGE doughnut fan, but only like cake doughnuts like these. Great texture and flavor; very easy! We frosted them and dipped them in sprinkles." – Joni

Baked Mini Doughnuts

"I love this recipe! I've make it a ton of times." – alon-bakes

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

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All the world's great donuts are fried, except there are a few rare examples of when they're not--and this incredibly delicious and easy-to-make apple cider donut is one notable exception. Since we're not going to fry these, not only are they easier, but they're way less messy. Less time cleaning up means more time eating donuts.