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Mini donuts with colorful sprinkles on a baking rack.

Mini Donuts

These easy-to-make Mini Donuts are baked and can be decorated to suit any occasion. They're perfect for parties or any time you want an easily "poppable" delicious dessert that will impress!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Donuts, Mini Desserts, Vanilla Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Makes: 2 dozen
Author: Sues


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • Vanilla Icing (recipe below)
  • Sprinkles, if desired

Vanilla Icing

  • ½ cup + 1 Tbsp confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tbsp whole milk
  • ½ Tbsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly spray or brush a mini doughnut pan with cooking oil.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add lightly beaten egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla to flour mixture and stir until just combined, taking care not to over-mix.
  • Fill each cavity in the mini doughnut pan about ¾ of the way with batter. I like to put batter in a plastic bag, cut off the corner, and squeeze the batter into the doughnut pan (you can also use a pastry bag).
  • Bake donuts for 6-8 minutes, until they're light and springy to the touch. Let cool in the pan for a few minutes and then remove to cool completely on wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Once cooled, dip donuts upside down in icing. Set on wire rack with waxed or parchment paper set underneath and top with sprinkles if using. Let icing fully set before storing.

Vanilla Icing

  • Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and stir to combine. If icing is too thick, add additional milk a little at a time.


  • When icing is fully set, store mini donuts in a single layer in an airtight container at room temperature. When stored properly, they should keep for about 3 days, but are always best the day of.

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