Kate Lyons' Amazing Baked Doughnuts!

Kate Lyons' Amazing Baked Doughnuts!

These light fluffy doughnuts are a real treat - and you can top them with whatever you fancy. The only limit's your imagination!






  1. Preheat the oven to 200c
  2. Coat the donut mould (if using) with a little oil
  3. Place the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir together, so all ingredients are combined
  4. In a measuring jug, add the wet ingredients and whisk lightly to combine
  5. Pour the contents of the jug into the bowl and mix together using a spatula, taking care not to over mix
  6. Fill 2/3 of each mould with the mixture
  7. Place in the preheated oven for 8 minutes
  8. Once lightly golden and springy to the touch, remove from the oven to cook. Keep the donuts in their moulds to cook for 5 minutes before removing
  9. Place on wire rack to cool completely
  10. Once cool, ice and decorate

To make icing:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the icing sugar with the milk and add a drop or two of food colouring.
  2. Dip the donuts in, top side up, making sure it’s evenly coated. Place the un-iced side down on a flat surface and sprinkle with freeze dried raspberries or chocolate sprinkles

A few flavour ideas:

Variations for donuts:

- cinnamon sugar (100g caster sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon)

- vanilla icing with sprinkles (as above in recipe but with vanilla extract added in to icing)

- pink icing with freeze dried raspberry sprinkles (as above in recipe)

- chocolate glazed donuts (150g icing sugar, 4 tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 tablespoons milk, dash of vanilla extract)

Fred's Tip

Whisking the mixture lightly is really key here - overmixed dough will result in a much heavier bake so ensure you are light when mixing your ingredients.