7 Delicious Homemade Donut Recipes

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If you love baking like I do, you’ve probably always wanted to make some homemade donuts. But you haven’t, because they look intimidating and is it really worth all that work when you can just run to the corner donut shop and pick one up for $.80? Yes, my friends it is! It really doesn’t take that much work to whip up a batch of homemade donuts, and chances are they will be healthier (i.e. not fried) than ones you normally scarf down on a Saturday morning. And once you see some of these delicious recipes below, good luck not trying a few out for yourself.

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1. Red Velvet Donuts

“Beautiful” and “donut” aren’t a normal combination of words in my everyday vocabulary, but you can’t help but think that when you look at these Red Velvet beauties. These mouth-watering donuts actually only take 9 minutes to bake in your donut pan, and are topped with a generous serving of cream cheese frosting. Be still my heart stomach.

Nab this recipe over at BakerByNature.com, where you’ll also find tons of other recipes for all sorts of tasty treats.


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2. Chocolate Glazed Donuts

Chocolate lover? Then you need these chocolate glazed donuts in your life. They are a cake-like donut that avoids the frying pan, but are dipped in a sweet glaze that gives every illusion you bought, instead of made them.

Head over to BunsInMyOven.com to get this recipe for yourself! If you prefer fried donuts, they’ve got a recipe there too!


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3. Chocolate Frosted Donuts

Moving right along in the chocolate department, we have my all time fav- chocolate frosted donuts. There’s just something about a cakey donut topped with creamy chocolate that makes my mouth water! You can frost and leave plain, or add colorful sprinkles. Either way- these homemade donuts are out of this world.

You can find this recipe and other sweet treats over at SallysBakingAddiction.com.


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4. Vanilla Bean Cake Donuts With Blueberry Glaze

Ok, this is probably the prettiest donut I’ve ever seen, and I’d image it tastes just as good. A cake donut is topped with a homemade glaze that’s made from real blueberries. Can it get any better than this?

Check out even more gorgeous photos, as well as the recipe at TheSweetestOccasion.com.


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5. Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts

If you can do without all the pomp and circumstances that some of these fancy donuts require, you probably love traditional donuts like this sour cream one. They are a cake donut that’s fried and then dipped in a heavenly glaze that’s probably making your mouth water just thinking about it. No stale donuts here!

We whole heartedly believe that most things TastesBetterFromScratch.com, so head over for even more baking recipes.


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6. Vanilla Cream Filled Donuts

JUST STOP. Would you look at this donut? This has to be one of the most amazing donuts I’ve ever seen, and I pretty much need it right now. While this donut recipe is not for the faint of heart, I’m sure the reward of eating ten one is well worth it. From the homemade outer donut, to the thick creamy vanilla filling, this donut is just dying to be eaten.

Be sure to head over to BrownEyedBaker.com to get this recipe for yourself.


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7. Baked Nutella Donuts With Nutella Glaze

You had me at Nutella! Just like their name says, these baked donuts are not only made with Nutella in the donut itself, but in the frosting too! Your toppings are endless, from sprinkles to crushed cookies. No topper is too good for this delicious donut.

Nab this actually easy recipe from CookingClassy.com!

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at Red Tricycle
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the managing editor at Red Tri. I get to share my life with my husband of 13 years and our beautiful, 5-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!
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