Vanilla Cardamom Baked Doughnuts

Oh, do I have a treat for you today! Soft, delicious vanilla cardamom baked doughnuts. I'm usually not a huge fan of doughnuts. If I'm going to choose a dessert, I'm more likely to reach for a brownie or cake. But these baked doughnuts might just have changed my mind! Full of that delicious doughnut flavor, but way less oily, these doughnuts are a perfect medium and definitely the best doughnuts I've ever tasted!

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I have to admit that I was a little worried that doughnuts would be difficult to make. You know when you've never made a certain food before, and you feel intimidated by the unknown? That was me! I was pleasantly surprised to find that these are such a quick and easy dessert. They would be perfect for a brunch or cozy weekend breakfast at home. I'm also going to file this recipe away as a perfect housewarming or bringing baby home gift!

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1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1 egg
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350, and grease two doughnut pans with nonstick spray (I love these doughnut pans). I use this coconut oil spray, and love it! You won't taste the coconut at all, I promise.

Whisk together the dry ingredients, flour through cardamom. In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat together the egg, sugar, buttermilk and sour cream. Then add the butter and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients, and mix on the lowest speed possible, making sure not to overmix in this step.

Time to bake! Spoon the batter into a large ziplock bag, and snip off one corner of the bag. Then pipe the batter into each well of the doughnut pan - about 2/3 full. Much easier than trying to spoon it in!

Bake for about 10-11 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned. Let the doughnuts cool in the pan for a few minutes, and then transfer to a cooling rack.

To top the doughnuts: I prefer to only dip half of the doughnuts into the sugar mixture. Dip each doughnut into the melted butter, and then into the sugar. If you want fully sugared doughnuts, just be sure to double the ingredients!

If you make this recipe, don't forget to tag me (@thiscelebratedlife) on Instagram! I love seeing your creations, and sharing them!
Kirsten Bell

1 comment:

  1. These look so delicious Kirsten! I'm not a huge doughnut fan myself, but these sound so good with the cardamon. The Sugar Bugs love when I make doughnuts so we will have to give these a go sometime soon.