Dairy-Free Baked Cake Doughnuts

Dairy-Free Baked Cake Doughnuts

The Spruce / Bahareh Niati

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
413 Calories
15g Fat
68g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 413
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 273mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 51g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 80mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These baked cake doughnuts are so much fun to make and, best of all, they're dairy-free.

While you can top them with just a sprinkle of confectioners' sugar, they look so much more appealing if they are dressed up with vanilla frosting and whatever color sprinkles or edible decorations you like.

This is a terrific project to do with kids because no hot frying oil is involved and they're just plain fun to make and eat.

Ingredients

For the Frosting:

For the Doughnuts:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 2 tablespoons soy margarine, softened

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Sprinkles or other edible cake decorations, for garnish

Steps to Make It

Make the Frosting

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    frosting ingredients

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  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a medium-sized mixing bowl if using a hand mixer), beat dairy-free soy margarine until smooth and fluffy, about 1 minute.

    beat dairy-free soy margarine until smooth in a bowl

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  3. Turn the mixer speed down to low, and gradually add half of the confectioners' sugar.

    add sugar to the vegan margarine in the bowl

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  4. Add vanilla coconut milk and vanilla extract, followed by the rest of the confectioners' sugar.

    Add vanilla coconut milk and vanilla extract to the sugar mixture in the bowl

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  5. Once most of the confectioners' sugar is mixed in, turn the mixer speed up to medium and then high speed, beating until the mixture is smooth and creamy for about 2 to 4 minutes more.

    frosting in the bowl

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  6. Let it sit at room temperature until ready to use.

    frosting in the bowl

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Make the Doughnuts

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    doughnut ingredients

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  2. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Lightly oil a 12-doughnut doughnut pan or 12-cup mini tube pan.

    greased doughnut pan

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  3. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

    sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon into a bowl

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  4. In a separate medium mixing bowl, beat together the white sugar with softened soy margarine until combined.

    beat together the white sugar with softened soy margarine in a bowl

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  5. Add the eggs and beat until just combined, followed by coconut milk and vanilla extract.

    add eggs, coconut milk and vanilla extract to the soy margarine in the bowl

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  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing until combined.

    doughnut batter mixture in a bowl

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  7. Fill each doughnut cup about 3/4 full.

    doughnut batter in the doughnut mold pan

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  8. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until the doughnuts are lightly golden.

    baked doughnuts in a doughnut pan

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  9. Allow the doughnuts to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing from the pan.

    doughnuts on a cooing rack

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Decorate

  1. While the doughnuts are cooling for 10 minutes, warm the frosting in a microwave in 10- to 20-second bursts until it is runny. 

    frosting in a bowl

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  2. Dip each doughnut in the warm icing.

    Dip doughnut into the icing in the bowl

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  3. Followed by the sprinkles of your choice. Serve at room temperature. Enjoy!

    Dairy-Free Baked Cake Doughnuts

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Tip

  • Eat them plain, sprinkle with confectioners sugar or frost them with vanilla or chocolate frosting and put some colorful sprinkles on them.