Baked Buttermilk and Double Chocolate Doughnuts

Happy National Doughnut Day! Doughnuts are a celebration situation and merit a little (a lot of) fanfare. Have a Baked Buttermilk and Double Chocolate Doughnut, and let’s boogie.


My steady, double-decade relationship with doughnuts began with a childhood ritual: Sunday morning doughnuts with Daddy. And church. Church and doughnuts were a package deal. If I wanted the jelly-filled long john, sitting still and listening to Fr. Dan came first. In retrospect, I view this church-doughnut bundle as pure parenting genius. The surest way to get a squirmy kid through a long-winded sermon: dangle a chocolate-glazed ring of doughnut reward at the end of it.


Immediately after Church, my sisters and I would rush to the parish hall to gobble our doughnut prize. Daddy would threaten that if we didn’t improve our churchly behavior next week, he would revoke our doughnut privileges.

Daddy never did make good on that threat, probably because deep down, he really wanted that jelly-filled long john too. I’m not a parent (yet), but I am totally on board with sugar bribery, particularly if that bribery comes in the form of Baked Buttermilk and Double Chocolate Doughnuts.


Baked Buttermilk and Double Chocolate Doughnuts are everything my heart seeks in a doughnut: the moist texture; the feeling of indulgence; the soft cake and sticky glaze—less everything for which it doesn’t: the splotchy oil puddle on my napkin; the skimpy topping-to-doughnut ratio; the bewilderment as to why the doughnut shop doesn’t offer my preferred doughnut-glaze-sprinkle combo of choice. (Chocolate doughnut + vanilla glaze + toasted coconut, holla!)


Baking doughnuts at home skips the fuss, guilt, (and mess!) of the deep fryer and gives you total creative freedom over the finished product. Prepare to impress your mother-in-law, woo your cute neighbor, or remind your husband that you’ve still got it. Thanks to our friends King Arthur Flour, homemade doughnuts are a snap, and you’re about to rock the baked doughnut show.


Welcome to our National Doughnut Day celebration, starring:

  • Buttermilk Cake Doughnuts: Classic as a string of pearls. Dress them up or dress them down as you wish. The epitome of understated perfection, these moist, buttery doughnuts never disappoint.
  • Ultimate Chocolate Cake Doughnuts: Sassier than a diva with a microphone. An over-the-top chocolate celebration, these dense, fudgy doughnuts melt right onto your tongue and into your heart.
  • Rich Chocolate and Luscious Vanilla Glazes: Ultra glossy, quick to dry, and boast a flawless finish, thanks to King Arthur Glazing Sugar. If only I could say the same about my hair. Or my lip gloss.
  • Guittard Bittersweet Chocolate Sprinkles: Real deal chocolate for real deal chocolate lovers. If chocolate were France, Guittard Bittersweet Chocolate Sprinkles would be Monaco.
  • Cinnamon-Sugar Plus: Cinnamon toast (and cinnamon doughnut) lovers, dreams do come true. An angelic blend of ultrafine baking sugar and Vietnamese cinnamon that dissolves instantly into a soft layer of sweet cinnamon bliss.
  • Toasted Coconut: A little bit o’ crunchy, a little bit o’ sweet, and I’m a little bit obsessed (this cake started it). I want to sprinkle toasted coconut on everything in my life.
  • Classic Doughnut Pan: Yes, you do need one more baking pan, even if you wind up storing it under your bed.  Simple to use, simple to clean, and bakes simply scrumptious doughnuts.

I loved using these King Arthur products to make Baked Buttermilk and Double Chocolate Cake Doughnuts as a special treat for college pals at our 5-year reunion. Our doughnut beauties suffered a few cosmetic malfunctions during transit (I no longer recommend casually tossing a container of doughnuts in your truck) but scored glowing taste reviews, including: “I can’t believe this isn’t fried” and “It just melted in my mouth!”


Doughnuts on display at brunch.

Honestly, I was tempted to take full credit for baking from scratch (which is exactly what you should do when you bring a fresh plate of Baked Buttermilk and Double Chocolate Doughnuts to your cute neighbor), but I want you all to know that—although I do almost always opt for 100% from-scratch recipes—even I have my exceptions. King Arthur Flour baking mixes are one of them. I’ve been hooked ever I visited my bestie Begem in New England and the two of us devoured an entire batch of these King Arthur scones.

{I next proceeded to load up on so many marvelous mixes at the King Arthur baker’s store in Vermont that I was flagged in the security line at the airport.}

If you prefer not to use a mix, baked doughnuts are quick to prepare and don’t require any fancy ingredients. Check out these time-tested King Arthur recipes inspiration.

Bake away, glaze to the heavens, and exercise your at-home doughnut freedom to smother your doughnuts with all of your favorite fixin’s. It is National Doughnut Day after all.


To celebrate National Doughnut Day, I’ve teamed up with King Arthur Flour to provide one lucky reader with everything he or she needs to create Baked Buttermilk and Double Chocolate Doughnuts at home. One lucky winner will receive:

Two flavors of doughnut joy, tempting glazes, and an array of tasting toppings, all from one of my all-time favorite brands, King Arthur Flour.

{Giveaway Ended. Thank you to all who entered!}

To enter the giveaway (this is the mandatory entry):

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite flavor of doughnut Are you a yeast (raised) doughnut or a cake doughnut devotee? Chocolate frosted with rainbow sprinkles? Maple bacon? Bavarian cream? I want to know!

For BONUS entries, choose from any or all of the following, leaving a separate comment for each:

Moist, perfectly flavored, and topped with countless combinations of tasty glazes and fun sprinklings, Baked Buttermilk and Chocolate Doughnuts are designed to please both kids and the kid in you.

I mean, aren’t doughnuts still the best one of the best parts about church?

Baked Buttermilk and Double Chocolate Doughnut Glaze

Yield: 6 finished doughnuts, approx. 1/2 cup vanilla glaze; 1/2 cup chocolate glaze; 1/3 cup cinnamon sugar
Prep Time:
2 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
7 mins
Enjoy your baked doughnuts with these three easy toppings: A fool-proof classic vanilla glaze, a decadent chocolate glaze, and a sweet cinnamon-sugar coating. For baked doughnut recipes and inspiration, visit the King Arthur Flour Recipe Archives.


For the Vanilla Glaze:

  • 1 1/4 cup King Arthur Flour Glazing Sugar — or powdered confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter — (melted)
  • 1 tablespoon milk — plus 1 additional tablespoon as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup — plus 1 teaspoon

For the Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter — (melted, plus more as needed)
  • 1/3 cup King Arthur Cinnamon-Sugar Plus — or 1/3 cup granulated sugar mixed with 1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. For the Vanilla Glaze: Sift the glazing (or powdered) sugar into a large bowl. Add the corn syrup, melted butter, 1 tablespoon milk, and vanilla. Whisk the ingredients together, adding extra milk or glazing (powdered) sugar by the teaspoon to adjust the consistency as needed. (Yields 1/2 cup glaze, enough for 6 doughnuts.)
  2. For the Chocolate Glaze: Place the chocolate chips and butter in a small sauce pan over low heat. Gently heat and stir, just until the butter melts. Remove from heat and stir until all of the chips are melted. Stir in the corn syrup, adding extra as needed to create a smooth, shiny glaze. (Yields 1/2 cup glaze, enough for 6 doughnuts.)
  3. To Frost Doughnuts: Place a wire cooling rack on top of a baking sheet. Set aside. Gently dip one flat side of a baked and (mostly) cooled doughnut into the glaze and swirl gently. Lift and turn the doughnut glaze side up, brushing away excessive drips from the bottom with a butter knife. Set doughnut on the wire rack to finish dripping. Sprinkle immediately with desired toppings. Let glaze set and repeat with remaining doughnuts.
  4. For Cinnamon Sugar Topping: Place Cinnamon-Sugar in a large plastic bag (stir to combine if using regular sugar and cinnamon). While baked doughnuts are still warm, lightly with melted butter and place in the plastic bag. Seal bag tightly. Shake and turn the bag gently to coat the doughnuts. Remove from bag and serve. (Yield: Cinnamon Sugar for 6 doughnuts.)

Recipe Notes

Store leftover baked doughnuts in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to three days.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Buttermilk and Double Chocolate Doughnut Glaze, Easy Dessert Recipe

Did you try this recipe? I want to see! Follow Well Plated on Instagram, snap a photo, and tag it #wellplated. I love to know what you are making!

One winner will be selected from the comments section below via The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond, at which point a different winner will be chosen. Giveaway will remain open until 11:59 p.m. CST on Thursday, June 13th. This giveaway is sponsored by King Arthur Flour, who also provided me with the doughnut baking materials mentioned in this post; no other compensation was received. All opinions are, as always, 100% my own.

This post contains some affiliate links, which means that I make a small commission off items you purchase at no additional cost to you.

About Erin Clarke

I’m fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Wearer of plaid, travel enthusiast, and firmly convinced that sweets and veggies both deserve a place at the table. MORE ABOUT ERIN…


  1. I love your memories with doughnuts Erin! I have the best memories of my Grandpa taking me to Dunkin Donuts when I was younger. My favorite doughnut is a Chocolate Kreme Donut!

  2. How perfect is this today, since DD is giving away a free donut! You’re killing me with these! They look so heavenly!!

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  8. Just tweeted! Whew! I’m done with entries now. Thanks for the giveaway Erin! Have a great weekend!

  9. I love cake doughnuts covered in powdered sugar. Yum :)

  10. RSS feed subscriber!

  11. Love KAF, already on the email list :)

  12. acolvinsquared Reply

    I am partial to an apple fritter, but I love a traditional glazed donut too!

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    I follow you on Twitter.

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  16. So fun! I did doughnuts too, but had no idea it was national doughnut day!
    These look delicious! Gotta love doughnuts!

  17. I’m boring — plain cake doughnut for me.

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  21. The donuts I just made yesterday are a new fave….little cinn sugar donut muffins!

    • OMG I saw those Averie and thought they looked like the cutest, most scrumptious little guys. Adding to my baking list FOR SURE! (And saw your separate comment with KAF love. So true–they are the best!)

  22. I like KA on FB. And ONLY bake with their flour. Two cookbooks written later, I never cheat on KA. Ever.

  23. Definitely yeast donuts! And a simple dust of sugar or thin layer of glaze is my absolute favorite. Although, it’s hard to turn down a good apple fritter… I grew up adoring maple bars, but think they’d probably be too sweet for my current palate.

    • Maple Bars?? I haven’t had one of those in FOREVER. Though I’d probably feel the same way about the over-sweetness, I may need to “double check” ;-) Thanks so much for entering!

  24. Yay for National donut day! I’m an apple fritter man, but if we are talking traditional donuts with a hole in the middle, I’ll take a chocolate glazed, and won’t complain a bit.

  25. Kitty Cornwell Reply

    Favorite doughnuts EVER were found at the Downyflake doughnut shop on Nantucket Island, MA before it burned down…still tasty but never quite the same after the rebuild. A strong 2nd place has always been chocolate honey-dipped.

    • Oh how sad about Downyflake! Honey-dipped sounds just fabulous though Kitty. I am going to look for that kind next time I am in the doughnut shop. Thanks so much for entering!

  26. I love a good buttermilk doughnut with a light chocolate glaze (I love my chocolate in fact it’s safe to say my relationship with chocolate is to be defended at all costs-LOL).

    • Julia, you and I have a similar relationship with chocolate. It’s true love, and true love lasts a lifetime. Thanks for entering and happy to have you here!

  27. A warm, glazed apple fritter, made with a generous amount of small diced Granny Smith apples and a good dose of cinnamon chopped into a nice yeasty doughnut dough. I can eat at least two of these treats at one sitting if they are well made and tasty!!!
    Second choice would be a Sour Cream cake doughnut with a hint of nutmeg and a generous coating of powdered sugar.
    Enjoyed your blog!!

    • Thanks so much Jim!! And that apple fritter sounds like heaven on a plate. If you have any extras sitting around, I can send you my mailing address ;-) So happy you enjoyed my blog. It’s a pleasure to have you here!

  28. Melissa Prouty Reply

    Boston cream! Love the creme anglais.

  29. Melissa Prouty Reply

    I already like King Arthur flour on Facebook. I’m a Vermonter!

    • And I’m dying to go back and visit your state again! I had such a wonderful time. Hope you are having a beautiful late spring! Have some extra maple syrup and cabot cheddar for me ;)

  30. My favorite donuts are the yeast
    ones with a custard filling and chocolate frosting on top.

  31. Flatlander In Vermont Reply

    Boston cream all the way

  32. I grew up eating cider donuts bake fresh at the Bartlett Orchards (by my own Mom, for a few years). Delicious! I like both cake and yeast donuts, but prefer them both glazed, with sprinkles!

  33. Melissa Prouty Reply

    I like the law students wife on Facebook.

  34. Flatlander In Vermont Reply

    I like KAF on Facebook

  35. I already like KAF on FB. Just signed up for the e-mail newsletter. I usually go for Boston cream, or sometimes just a good old-fashioned.

  36. Flatlander In Vermont Reply

    I am subscribed to the KAF e-newsletter

  37. Yum! My favorite doughnut has to be Autumn Pumpkin Spice doughnut from the wonderful local Frost Doughnuts. Only available in the fall, though, so on a random doughnut craving day, I’ll go for a Bavarian creme filled or just a simple glazed yeast doughnut.

  38. I liked you on Facebook as well. =)

  39. I love chocolate cake donuts with a mocha frosting, or a chocolate frosting filled powdered donut, or just a simple glazed (ode to my mother-her favorite!)…. Oh come on they’re donuts I’d eat any of them!

  40. Hmmmm, my favorite is a whole grain cake doughnut with a honey glaze. I am a BIG fan of King Arthur too! Their cakes mixes are the bomb. My family only makes from scratch and I don’t have the heart to tell them that they’re eating cake from a mix at my house! They never guess.

    • Aren’t they just the best? (and your family need never know ;-) ) I love to bake with whole grains, so I definitely want to try your favorite doughnut. And honey glaze? SOLD!

  41. I liked you on Facebook!

  42. I have liked KAF on Facebook for awhile, and that’s how I found out about your contest.

  43. I like King Arthur on FB too ;)

  44. And… I’ve gone and Liked The Law Student’s Wife on Facebook!

  45. …and the last bonus entry – I do subscribe to the KAF email newsletter. =) Thanks for a fun giveaway and some delicious recipes I’m going to have to try!

  46. Sigh. We know we’re back in New England when we can get Maple Creme Doughnuts!

  47. My favorite is Cider Doughnuts coated with cinnamon sugar. King Arthur sells the boiled cider which helps achieve a good apple-y flavor and the Saigon Cinnamon that adds a good punch.

    • Those sound just wonderful Ann. Cider doughnuts at the apple orchard are one of my favorite parts about fall (though I might have to try these King Arthur ones in the summer…I don’t want to wait!)

  48. My favorite is chocolate frosted cake doughnuts. yummo!

  49. I like The Law Student’s Wife on facebook.

  50. My favorite is chocolate with vanilla glaze!

  51. I already like King Arthur Flour on facebook.

  52. I already subscribe to King Arthur Flour via e-mail.

  53. I love nutty cake donuts!

  54. Just liked The Law Student’s Wife on Facebook!

  55. I already like King Arthur Flour on Facebook!

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  57. good childhood memories, cream filled, chocolate yeast donuts with chocolate glaze…yum!

    • Holy moly Laura, that sounds like a decadent combo that I would love! Thanks for entering and cheers to doughnut memories :-)

      • Yes they were, but they were also so very light, just like a krispy kreme but on steroids! My 6 year old and I are making mini donuts today, she already told me she was in charge of the sprinkles! By the way, I retweeted the contest and liked your fb page too. I was already a subscriber to KAF, page and newsletter. Between their recipes and ingredients, their site is like baking porn!

  58. I like plain doughnuts, cake or raised, with a good cup of coffee. I’ll try other flavors but no glaze ever and rarely frosting.

  59. I already get King Arthur’s email.

  60. Baked pumpkin doughnuts. One of the best parts of autumn mornings.

    • Those sound AMAZING Anne. I might not be able to wait until autumn!

    • I agree with Erin on not waiting for Fall. I have some frozen pumpkin puree in the freezer. Hmmm

      • Well, the big reason I’m waiting is that I have a record number–for me–of pumpkin & winter squash plants this year (98!) and I’m afraid of getting tired of eating pumpkin before those are all ready to harvest!

        • Please send some of your winter squash my way! I can’t get enough (though when I impulse bought nearly 30 pounds worth at the farmers market, I’m not sure how happy I made the hubby…we had to store them behind his easy chair b/c we ran out of room!)

    • Yum! I’ll have to try these w/canned pumpkin since it’s summer!

  61. I already like King Arthur on Facebook.

  62. I just liked the Law Students Wife on Facebook.

  63. I love Southern Maid donuts! They are the best–hot and with a cold glass of milk.

  64. I love the chocolate baked doughnuts iced with chocolate, and my daughter loves the spice ones. I have never tried yeast ones but would like to check that out.

  65. Georgia Schulte Reply

    Love your donut story- so familiar to so many of us! I love a simple chocolate cake donut the most.

  66. Georgia Schulte Reply

    Tweeted about your giveaway. (And already follow you on all the other social media platforms!)

  67. My absolute favorite doughnut is the Buttermilk Old-Fashioned cake doughnut with a light glaze.

  68. Chocolate Cake with chocolate icing!!!

  69. Apple Cider donuts. They have them in Vermont, waiting for KAF to make a mix in this flavor, Otherwise, chocolate and their mix is good.

  70. Found you from the KAF news feed on fb…so I already like them!!

  71. Rachel Cota Hochstetler Reply

    Airy (yeast) donut with chocolate glaze and coconut! {swoon}

  72. Rachel Cota Hochstetler Reply

    I like you on Facebook (and in real life) :)

  73. It seems to depend upon the day as to which donut will satisfy my soul. Some days it is the raised glazed with maple frosting, some days it is a blueberry cake. Other times it is the chocolate frosted, Bavarian cream filled donut. Add a good cup of coffee and there is not much better.

  74. Love the KAF newsletter and the promotions!!! So yep, I’m connected!!

  75. Light, fluffy raised donuts, drenched in glaze. Mmmm!

  76. I follow King arthur Flour on Facebook and twitter…..

  77. Katie Winkelman Reply

    I love King Arthur Flour! Thank you for sharing your doughnut recipes!

  78. subscribed….

    (not on twitter or I’d do that too..)

  79. Cake donuts are my favorite and my flavor choice is sour cream donuts w/ extra nutmeg in the batter.

  80. Any yeast donut with chocolate frosting. Filled with bavarian cream is good too. Or jelly filled with white frosting. I’ll never turn down a doughnut of any sort!

  81. Like King Arthur Flour on Facebook

  82. Love King Arthur products and the donut mixes are the best to have on hand when you have a hankering for a donut and don’t want to get dressed to go out and get some.

  83. Love this post, Erin! I am a yeast glazed or yeast sprinkle fan…but these look amazing! Hopefully I’ll get to try them out!

  84. I am a cake donut devotee! Rainbow sprinkles are a must!

  85. I love baked cinnamon and sugar cake doughnuts. Thanks for this inspiration.

  86. I follow King Arthur Flour on FB

  87. I’m a fan of King Arthur Flour on facebook

  88. Yeast raised maple bars (with an occasional glazed old fashion)

  89. I follow King Arthur Flour on twitter

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  93. I love all doughnuts. I tend to lean towards raised yeast ones, but I don’t discriminate when I see a fresh batch of doughnuts!! Especially chocolate glazed with sprinkles… mmmm!! ♥

  94. I signed up for email updates from tlsw :)

  95. raised or glazed, baked or fried, cake or bake, Donuts are great. My absolute favorite are a simple raised donut with a slight glaze. If I’m in the mood for gooey it would have to be Boston Crème.

  96. I have been getting KAF newsletters for as long as I have had email! I did just re-subscribe under this email address.

  97. I love a delicious raised, glazed donut with chocolate frosting. Or a maple bar with lots of icing. Right now, I’d settle for a glazed old-fashioned donut. Yum!

    • Shirley, right now I’d settle for ANY of the delightful doughnuts you just named. Pass the coffee–I’ll take all three :) Thanks for your comment and Happy Doughnut Day!

  98. My family loves a classic spiced donut, dipped in melted butter then in cinnamon sugar–baked, of course, to save the calories :)

  99. We used to call them “custard donuts”….the cream filled and chocolate frosted ones…..yum….a nice glazed donut is also well received by me….

  100. I’m a cake doughnut devotee for sure! Like matching cake flavors with frostings–pistachio cake doughnut w/choc frosting and chopped pistachios on top, etc

    • Lisa, I adore pistachio doughnuts. I had one at a specialty shop in NYC and have been trying to figure out the best way to make them to get a true pistachio flavor. If I can figure it out, you better believe I’ll be sharing the recipe! Thanks for your comment and Happy Doughnut Day!

  101. Elizabeth Jenkins Reply

    I love cake doughnuts with chocolate frosting. Thanks for the give-away!

  102. I “like” KAF on FB…that’s how I came across your blog.

  103. Elizabeth Jenkins Reply

    I like King Arthur Flour on FB…what’s not to like????

  104. I “like” The Law Student’s Wife on Facebook

  105. Elizabeth Jenkins Reply

    I liked The Law Student’s Wife on FB…glad to have found your blog!

  106. I like any kind of doughnuts. I am crazy over doughnut holes…seems I eat less bit in reality I eat much more than one doughnuts worth! I just like a simple glaze.

  107. Elizabeth Jenkins Reply

    I subscribed to your blog via email. Thanks!

  108. I follow King Arthur Flour on Twitter

  109. my fave: basic raised doughnuts with GLAZE! nothing beats it! :) yum!

  110. Tweeted #Giveaway honoring #NationalDoughnutDay! Visit @LawStudentsWife to #win a loaded @KingArthurFlour doughnut prize pack“

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  112. @Erin – I’m not above bribing w/doughnuts for good church behavior, either!

  113. I’m a chocolate-chocolate glazed cake doughnut kind of guy.

  114. These look so good, now I crave a honey dip donut (I’m Canadian and that’s how we spell it). Off I go into the kitchen! these sound amazing!

  115. love pumpkin donuts with white chocolate glaze!

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    • Katherine, that doughnut sounds TO DIE FOR. I adore pumpkin but have never tried one with white chocolate glaze. Just added it to my doughnut bucket list.

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  123. Erin this looks soooooo good. Such a cute story about donuts and church, of course, bribery always works with kids. :-)
    love your tagline btw.. he hits the law books….

  124. I prefer cake doughnuts, so much so that I once confused the staff of the newly-opened Krispy Kreme on Maui by refusing the free glazed yeast doughnut they were handing out to the dozens of people in line. When they warned me that they would have to throw it out (although no one had touched it), the guy behind me offered to take it. They gave him 2.

    • Lol, what a funny story. You know what–I could totally see myself doing the exact same thing! I always go for the Krispy Kreme chocolate cake (or blueberry cake) over the traditional raised. Don’t come between a lady and her doughnut of choice ;-)

  125. kate fairleigh Reply

    I <3 King Arthur Flour, am a total devotee devotee and bake all of our breads and cakes with KAF. I usually hit up a plain cake donut to save on calories, but my favorite has to be red velvet with cream cheese frosting. Or sourdough chocolate. Either one. It's all good!

  126. My favorite is Bavarian Cream!

  127. I love cinnamon-sugared donuts – yeast or cake doesn’t matter! Donuts are a treat! I love King Arthur Flour products and recipes. They are the best!

  128. I follow KAF on FB!

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  130. I don’t know how I could pick just ONE favorite donut! I guess I would say Boston Cream, but that is just because that is the mood I am in right now! Tomorrow it could be Red Velvet or Chocolate Glazed. I love them all! And I don’t bake with anything but King Arthur Flour. I love so many of their products.

  131. I love the Twist style donuts, but will always choose a cinnamon sugar cake donut for that perfect milk-dipping companion.

    • Oh the French Twist! That’s what we called the glazed twist your described at our local doughnut shop. And I have a soft spot for dunking cake doughnuts too (though it’s usually in my coffee…) Thanks for entering and Happy Doughnut Day!

  132. Subscribed to KAF newsletter!

  133. Follow KAF on FB too, because they rock!

  134. First off, Happy Donut Day to all ! Wow, my favorite donut? Well, the Buttermilk Cake, sprinkled with powdered sugar is the one that always takes me home. My mother would make them for us mostly in the winter so we would have something to stick to our ribs to keep us warm….ha ha But, then we would go to Danny’s Donuts (local donut shop ) sometimes on Sunday after church and the (what we called Dream Boats ), would scream out to me at first glance as we walked through the door. My mother would always tell me that one of those would be way too much for me to eat all by myself……somehow, I always went home with one….just for me ! That really hasn’t changed much, I still enjoy a good Buttermilk and also a good Crème Filled raised donut. If I were to be perfectly honest……I can’t think of one that I would turn down !

    • That is so neat that your mom would bake you homemade doughnuts! And I have a feeling that I would totally have to go for the Dream Boat too. Thanks for sharing this special story and for entering the giveaway! Cheers to doughnuts :)

  135. Family favorite – double chocolate

  136. Went to a meeting after I read your blog, hoping we would have donuts as we sometimes do. I was disappointed because no donuts were brought today, So here I am looking a donuts recipes, need to try to make soon. Chocolate donuts with chocolate icing sound great to me.

    • Oh Katheryn, I know the feeling! I was in a meeting yesterday where I was holding out for bagels, but nothing appeared. Doughnuts are necessary for both us us, and chocolate chocolate sounds like a perfect choice to me!

  137. I celebrated National Running Day but will have to skip donut day so I can fit into my jeans! But this post is full or great recipes and photos.

  138. Karen W. Johnston Reply

    I love both cake and yeast risen doughnuts in just about any flavor, filled with cream. Glazes can be vanilla, chocolate, sprinkled, or even optional! I get King Arthur’s newsletter and share their recipes all of the time.

  139. My favorite doughnut has always been the bavarian creme. The perfect combination of dough, pudding, and chocolate. YUM. I’m already a subscriber to the Baking Sheet and don’t just “like” King Arthur Flour, I LOVE it!

  140. I’m a healthy donut type of girl!

    • Valerie, you are a girl after my own heart! I think you’d really love these baked doughnuts. Though still a treat, skipping the deep frier makes a HUGE difference. Thanks so much for entering and good luck!

  141. I like cinnamon apple doughnuts

  142. I follow the LSW by email

  143. I love a classic maple bar doughnut! Yum! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • I love love love maple too Chelsea. I always forget just how gosh darn delicious they are until I have a bite. Yum! Thanks for entering and visiting my site :)

  144. terri mitchell Reply

    Yummy! my favorites are the toasted coconut doughnuts…like you, i want to sprinkle toasted coconut on everything. i walked past a box of not so beautiful doughnuts at the bank today…holding out for home baked goodness!

  145. Freshly cooked, soft on the inside, crispy on the outside. Plain or lightly dusted.

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  147. Karen Langlois Reply

    I’ve celebrated doughnut day twice already but your post had my mouth watering. My favorite is doughnut is the buttercrunch. Yum.

  148. i love lots of kinds of donuts, many named here, but my all time favorite is lemon filled, i love anything with lemon filling or lemon curd! these recipes sound like fun and i may have to try making them!

    • Ooooo I never even thought about a lemon doughnut, but I adore lemon everything else, so I am going to give it a go next time I see it. I’m also so happy that you like what you see with my recipes. I really hope you enjoy them. Thanks Kate!

  149. Our childhood memories are so similar! I used to go to church, and afterwards one of the parishioners would always hide a chocolate glazed donut somewhere in the kitchen for me. That way there was ALWAYS a glazed chocolate left for me, plus I had a fun scavenger hunt! glazed chocolate was and still is my favorite!

  150. My favorite doughnut is a cake or baked doughnut with maple frosting!

  151. My favorite doughnut is a plain, glazed yeast doughnut.

  152. I’m a sucker for cream- or jelly-filled donuts.

  153. I can’t pass up a glazed old-fashioned buttermilk doughnut. Yum.

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  160. Chocolate with chocolate frosting. Except when I’m in a cinnamon mood.

  161. I just love your story about donuts at church! That’s so cute and what a fun memory. :-D

  162. Elizabeth Crabtree Reply

    Oh,Cinnamon and sugar doughnuts are my favorite! I really gotta try this recipe.

  163. What a great giveaway! My favorite donut is chocolate glazed stuffed with vanilla cream. Like a Boston Cream pie!

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  167. Maggie Wallace Reply

    They look so yummy! My fav would have to be a boston cream pie doughnut! So delicious!

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  170. Okay so I don’t know if I have just one favorite doughnut, how can a person only like one kind!? My top favorites however are, a classic old fashioned, Boston cream (huge fan of custard filling), apple fritter, and of course cake doughnuts (any flavor will do). Put a little maple glaze on top, heaven!

  171. I have to admit that I’m not much of a “mix” girl. That said… I’ve yet to make a baked donut that was really, really good. So, I’ve stopped making them.
    These beauties?? Well, the rival the donut store! I’m sold. I’m getting a mix and then taking full credit for making them homemade!!!
    Chocolate with walnuts please…

    • I’m not usually a “mix” person either Kim, but honestly, these were amazing. Bake them, and DEFINITELY take full credit. I love your walnut idea too! I love peanuts on my doughnuts, but should branch out. Thanks for entering, happy belated doughnut day, and good luck!

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  178. Leann Lindeman Reply

    Oops forgot to comment about my fav doughnut…. Cake is my favorite! Key Lime is my current go to. LOL.

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  180. What great doughnut memories! I’m a total sucker for a classic glazed yeast doughnut, but apple fritters are a very close second. We have a doughnut shop near us that is outta this world. So much so that I haven’t even bothered trying to make them myself for fear that they would be so inferior to those amazing melty sugar bombs. Having a kit could convince me otherwise. :)

    • Courtney, I love classic doughnuts too! Though I’m loyal to my local doughnuts shop (world’s greatest maple old fashioned doughnut), there’s definitely something special to baking them at home. I hope you try it out! Thanks for entering and happy doughnut day :)

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  182. i have not even heard about their premix lines. Would love to try it :)

  183. I like a raised, glazed doughnut, but every once in awhile I try to make baked doughnuts. I see a lot of good flavor combinations I want to try.

  184. I love making sourdough donuts for my family.

  185. I am a huge maple bar fan. Sadly, my two favorite shops are both in Oregon and I live in Maryland. I haven’t been very successful at finding a local spot.

    • I have to ask…might one of your favorite Oregon spots be Vodoo Doughnuts in Portland? If yes, I’ve been there and adore it! Hope you find a satisfactory spot where you can get great maple bars near you soon. Thanks for entering Jen!

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  188. oh my gosh Erin your house had to look like a bakery from all those doughnuts…i am sure your fellow coworkers reaped the perks of this :-) i love the classic glazed doughnut…now my boys require frosting and sprinkles which they eat off the doughnut first!

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  190. My favorite type of doughnut is definitely Glazed Lemon Filled

  191. Dawn Schumacher Reply

    I love most types and flavors of doughnuts! Favorites are made at the Mondovi Market (here in Mondovi, WI)–yeast Doughnuts filled with raspberry preserves and topped with a white frosting that is not too sweet. The doughnuts themselves are so light! My grandmothers made doughnuts, but I only tried once during jr. high. I would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

    • Dawn, it’s so exciting to hear from a fellow Wisconsinite! (I live in Madison). I’ve never been to Mondovi, but I need to change that ASAP so that I can try one of these amazing raspberry-filled doughnuts. Thanks so much for entering, and I’m so happy to have you here :)

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  196. I love bismarks. Any version especially if they have real cream!

  197. Oh I LOVE doughnuts! Please pick me!

  198. Apple fritters are my absolute favorite!

  199. Unfortunately I love them all, we’ll except for unfrosted cake doughnuts

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  202. I love chocolate doughnuts!!!!!

  203. My grandma often made homemade doughnuts. The special ingredient that made them so good was mashed potatoes. I did get the recipe from her and have made them, but it’s not as good as when you go to Grandma’s and they’re all made!

  204. I have always been a doughnut girl. I love a really good raised doughnut with a simple, delicious glaze. However, I love a good chocolate or pumpkin cake doughnut with a fine sugar or spiced sugar sprinkled on them. But with doughnuts, the possibilities are endless!

  205. Vanilla cake donut with vanilla frosting and sprinkles!!!

  206. I will always love cake doughnuts. So much better in my opinion :)))

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  208. I like to keep it classic with the plain glazed. I like you on facebook, follow you on Twitter and Instagram, subscribe to RSS, and tweeted about the giveaway! YAY!

  209. Jelly! The only way to go. Yummy dough with a fresh dollop of jam (I like homemade blueberry)

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