Baked Cake Donuts {Dairy-Free & Egg-Free}

Original Post  4/8/13

It took us many years, but we finally have a donut recipe for our food allergy house. Three cheers for donuts! 

We have actually found store-bought dairy-free donuts and they are also gluten-free. But they do contain egg. And even though we can safely eat them, Miles still prefers my homemade baked donuts. That's probably because I am willing to make him about any flavor he requests, and I often include sprinkles. ;)

These are his birthday breakfast of choice year after year so you know these are scrumptious!

The excellent news is that if you don't have a donut pan, you can easily make these in a muffin tin. That's what our family used for quite awhile. Although, your kids will especially love having "real" donuts with holes at some point. :)  

And the fact that these do not contain yeast and are baked instead of fried are considered major bonuses in my book.  

This recipe is adapted from 52 Kitchen Adventures. Enjoy!

Dairy-Free & Egg-Free Baked Cake Donuts

Makes 6 regular donuts.

1 cup white whole wheat flour (or white flour)

2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (don't leave out)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/4 cup dairy-free buttermilk (1/4 cup dairy-free milk mixed with 1 tsp. lemon juice or vinegar)
1/4 cup dairy-free yogurt or canned coconut milk 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tb flax meal mixed with 3 Tb warm water (or 1 egg)

Lightly coat a doughnut tin or muffin tin with coconut oil. Preheat oven to 350℉.

In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda. Whisk in sugar, nutmeg and salt. 

Add in the coconut oil until it becomes coarse crumbs. The Kitchen Aid Mixer is great for this.

In a separate bowl, mix together buttermilk, yogurt, vanilla and egg.

Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Don't over mix.

Use a spoon to fill each mold 1/2 to full.

Bake until doughnuts spring back when touched.  Start at 15 minutes.

Let cool before frosting.


1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Tsp. Dairy-Free Milk

In a bowl, add 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon of milk. Mix until it becomes a thick paste. Add 1/4 teaspoon of milk at a time until it reaches the consistency of a thin glaze. Drizzle onto cooled donuts.

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June K said...

Jamie, these look SO yummy. I'm getting hungry and I already ate something this morning.

Hayley said...

how do you make a hole if you do it in a muffin tin?

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Heyley, with a muffin pan I don't get holes. Then I did buy a donut pan. Hope that helps!