Powdered Sugar Baked Donuts

Moist, cakey, and covered in powdered sugar. These Powdered Sugar Baked Donuts are the perfect indulgent treat on a weekend morning.

If you like making baked donuts, try my Baked Vanilla Donuts, Carrot Cake Baked Donuts, or my Double Chocolate Baked Donuts.

powdered sugar baked donuts

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This simple sweet and buttery cake donuts are topped with powdered sugar. Sometimes all you need is a very simple and very classic recipe to make you smile. These Powdered Sugar Baked Donuts do just that! With very few ingredients, these donuts really allow the butter, sugar, and flour to shine!

These are the type of baked donut that you wan to enjoy with a beverage. Serve them up with a tall glass of milk, a warm cup of coffee, or a cozy cup of tea or hot chocolate. These donuts will be messy, but totally worth it!

powdered sugar baked donuts

In school growing up, most kids brought donuts in for their birthday, not cake or cupcakes. Did anyone else notice this growing up, or was it just me and my school? School was where I ate the majority of the donuts in my childhood, not at home because donuts were something we didn’t have often at home.

On special occasions my dad and I would walk to Java with our dog on a weekend morning, and we’d come home with donuts. But I only ever remember one kind of donut coming from Java and those were old fashioned chocolate glazed donuts, which will forever be my favorite! I even modeled my Chocolate Donut Pound Cake after them.

But when I was at school and there was a birthday, donuts made an appearance time after time. And no one ever bright Java and their amazing donuts, instead we had standard classics like glazed or powdered sugar. So these Powdered Sugar Baked Donuts remind me of grade school birthdays. Except these are made using organic ingredients and baked to perfection in my USA Pan Donut Pans.

powdered sugar baked donuts

Ingredients for Powdered Sugar Baked Donuts

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Costco Kirkland Organic Cane Sugar

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Homemade Organic Cake Flour

Organic Valley Grassmilk

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Frontier Co-Op Baking Powder

Frontier Co-Op Organic Nutmeg

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Tools Needed

USA Pan Donut Pan

Stand Mixer or bowl with a wooden spoon

powdered sugar baked donuts

Why Organic

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

powdered sugar baked donuts

Powdered Sugar Baked Donuts

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy



These simple Powdered Sugar Baked Donuts are perfect for a leisurely morning!


  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) organic salted butter, softened

  • 340 grams (1 1/2 cups) organic cane sugar

  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

  • 3 organic large eggs

  • 1/2 cup organic milk

  • 248 grams (1 3/4 cups) organic cake flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon organic nutmeg

  • organic powdered sugar, for topping


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, cane sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined and there are no chunks of butter.
  • Add the eggs, milk, cake flour, baking powder, sea salt, and nutmeg in that order. Mix on low until combined into a smooth batter.
  • Spray the donut pans with canola oil cooking spray. Pipe the batter into into the pans, or if you don’t want to pipe, you can also just spoon it into the pans too!
  • Bake for 13 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown on the tops and a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pans.
  • Remove from the pan and sift powdered sugar on top
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


  • High Altitude — Bake at 400°F for 10 to 15 minutes, or until a wooden pick comes out clean.

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