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Vanilla Sprinkle Mini Doughnuts

Soft, baked mini doughnuts with vanilla glaze and sprinkles.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 24


  • Ingredients for the doughnuts:
  • 1/2 cup plus 3tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Ingredients for the glaze:
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • A few drops of food colouring, optional
  • Sprinkles to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350F) and grease a mini doughnut tin (I've recently found Wilton Bake Easy Spray and I can't live without it now!). Unless you have 2 tins, you'll have to bake in batches.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together into a medium sized bowl and leave to one side.
  • In a separate medium sized bowl whisk the egg and sugar together until light and frothy. Add in the milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract and mix until well combined.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and mix until well combined and smooth, no need for a mixer, just mix by hand.
  • Fill each hole in your doughnut tin 3/4 full.
  • Place in the oven for 7-9 minutes (mine needed 8) until risen and springy to the touch. They should only be very lightly golden.
  • Leave for 2 minutes before removing from the tin and placing on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • If you have batter leftover, repeat the above steps until all the batter is used.
  • Once the doughnuts are cooled completely, it's time to make the glaze!
  • Sift the icing sugar into a medium sized bowl and then add in the milk and vanilla extract. Mix until you have a smooth glaze. It should be runny, but stiff enough not to just fall off of the doughnuts completely.
  • Add in the food colouring, a few drops at a time and mix until you reach the required colour.
  • You can either dip the doughnuts into the glaze or place a kitchen towel under your wire rack and spoon the glaze over the doughnuts. I spooned the glaze over, but whichever method is fine :)
  • Once you've glazed all of the doughnuts, go sprinkle crazy! Leave to set for an hour before placing in an airtight container.
  • Doughnuts are best eaten the day you make them, but will be OK the next day.


Recipe adapted from Mini Donuts by Jessica Segarra