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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Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Rating: 4.64 stars
1377
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.

Churros

Rating: 4.29 stars
846
These Mexican fritters are very common at fairs. In my border hometown, the line at this stand is always overwhelming. People wait hours in line just to get a taste of these churros. I have run across several recipes but this is the best one by far.

Glazed Yeast Doughnuts

Rating: 3.81 stars
120
Yeast doughnuts covered with glazed icing... even better than the store bought ones! Easy and fun to make.

Super Easy Doughnuts

Rating: 3.88 stars
368
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!

10 Baked Doughnut Recipes You Can Make Without a Deep Fryer

Turn to one of these easy recipes next time you're in the mood for a ring of sugary goodness without all the fuss.
By Corey Williams

Jelly Doughnuts

Rating: 4.33 stars
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You can use any flavor of jelly or jam to make this recipe. Serve plain, sugared, or frosted.

Grandma's Doughnuts

Rating: 4.53 stars
361
My grandmother passed this delicious recipe for making doughnuts along to me, and I thought I would share it.

Easy Drop Beignets

Rating: 4.25 stars
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This is a quick recipe for beignets which does not require yeast or rolling and cutting. These are delicious served with chocolate sauce and powdered sugar, cinnamon-sugar, honey, or any other topping that you might use for donuts or waffles.

Plain Cake Doughnuts

Rating: 4.39 stars
478
A simple cake doughnut lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Coat with cinnamon-sugar, or a confectioners' sugar glaze.

Funnel Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars
234
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.

Fluffy Cake Doughnuts

Rating: 3.98 stars
314
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.

Mom's Apple Fritters

Rating: 4.53 stars
491
My mom made these for us after school in the fall with the apples we'd pick and buy from a fruit farm. Warm, crisp, and sweet, a perfect fall treat.
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Cake Doughnuts
Rating: Unrated
223
"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
Rating: Unrated
89
"I love this recipe! I've make it a ton of times." – alon-bakes

Plain Cake Doughnuts

Rating: 4.39 stars
478

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