What is it about a simple cake donut that’s so enticing? If you’re fond of not overly sweet treats, here’s a great baked donut recipe. I like the donuts finished with a coating of cinnamon sugar, but a chocolate glaze might also be nice on occasion.
Gluten Free Cake Donuts
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl:
2¼ cups gluten free flour
¾ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon xanthan or guar gum
¼ teaspoon nutmeg, optional
Pinch of baking soda
Cut into dry ingredients:
¼ cup organic palm shortening, chilled
Combine the wet ingredients, then add to large bowl:
¾ cup soured milk
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons applesauce
2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
Grease donut pans (even nonstick). Fill each donut cup approximately 3/4 full. Bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan. To coat, dip donuts in melted butter, then roll in powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar. Makes 12-15 donuts.
1 cup powdered sugar
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon corn syrup
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 or 3 tablespoons water or coffee
Donut Baking Tips
- A combination of gluten free flours usually gives the best result. Pick up a ready to use flour blend or use your favorite all-purpose mix. Get more information about gluten free flour blends here.
- To sour hemp, almond, dairy or any kind of milk, pour 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar into a measuring cup and add milk to measure ¾ cup. Stir and let sit for about 10 minutes.
- If you’re vinegar averse, make donuts with unsoured milk. The donuts will still be delicious.