Coffee Baked Donuts

Coffee Baked Donuts have a fluffy coffee donut base and are topped with a sweet coffee glaze.

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Coffee and donuts are a classic combination. Roll them into one and you are WINNING! These Coffee Baked Donuts are the kind of treat you reach for again and again.

Why I love baked donuts

  • They are simple to make. All of my baked donuts recipes are very straightforward. Baked donuts are perfect for beginner bakers.
  • Baked donuts are a quick recipe. You can have freshly baked donuts on your table in 30 minutes!
  • They are healthier than fried donuts. You can skip all of that oil and grease with these donuts.
  • They are versatile. You can take the base recipe for these donuts, add virtually any flavoring and it is going to be delicious!

Ingredients for Coffee Baked Donuts

Ingredients for baked donuts:

  • All-purpose flour. Measuring the flour correctly is very important. I suggest weighing your flour out (I use this scale). If you want to use a measuring cup, make sure you spoon the flour into the cup and level it off with a knife. Don’t use the cup to scoop directly from the flour.
  • Light brown sugar. Brown sugar adds flavor and a softer texture to the final product.
  • Salt. Salt is a must in baked goods. It will help to balance out the sweetness and improve the overall flavor.
  • Baking powder. Baking powder will help the baked donuts to rise.
  • Full-fat sour cream. Sour cream will make the donuts extra moist and fluffy,
  • Unsalted butter.  I always make sure to use unsalted butter when baking because there is no “standard” for the amount of salt they can add to butter. So if you add salt to a recipe and then use salted butter you could end up with a very salty end product.
  • Egg. It will be easier to incorporate the eggs into the batter if they are room temperature. 
  • Instant coffee. Instant coffee granules will provide the coffee flavor without adding any extra liquid.

Ingredients for coffee glaze:

  • Instant coffee. Instant coffee granules will provide the coffee flavor without adding any extra liquid.
  • Powdered sugar. This will give our glaze the sweetness we are looking for while also giving us a smooth texture.
  • Milk. You can replace this with non-dairy milk or water, we really just need a liquid to thin out the glaze.
All of the ingredients for coffee donuts

How to make Coffee Baked Donuts

Coffee Donuts

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray your donut mold with non-stick spray and set aside.

Step 2:  In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, light brown sugar, salt, and baking powder.

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Step 3: In a separate bowl mix the sour cream, melted butter, egg, and instant coffee. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they are well combined.

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Step 4: Spoon the batter into your molds and fill them up to the top.

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Step 5: Place your donuts in the pre-heated oven. The donuts usually take about 15-17 minutes to bake, but I started checking them around 10 minutes to see if the pan needs to be turned. You’ll know they are finished when you lightly press on a donut and it springs back.

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Step 6: Remove from the oven and let cool in the molds until cool enough to remove. Then cool completely before glazing

Coffee Glaze

Step 7: In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients and whisk until free of lumps.

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Step 8: The glaze should be pretty thin and runny, so if it is too thick you can add more milk to thin it out.

Step 9: Dip the top of each coffee donut into the glaze.

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Coffee Baked Donuts

Coffee Baked Donuts have a fluffly coffee donut base and are topped with a sweet coffee glaze.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time17 mins
0 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked donuts, Coffee, coffee baked donuts, coffee donut, Donut, donuts
Servings: 6 baked donuts
Calories: 259kcal

Ingredients

For Donuts

  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (107 grams) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (114 grams) full-fat sour cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 teaspoons instant coffee

For Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup (56 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

For Donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray your donut mold with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, light brown sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl mix the sour cream, melted butter, egg, and instant coffee. Make sure the melted butter has cooled or it will curdle the sour cream and cook the egg. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. The dough will be much thicker than you think it will be, so don’t be alarmed.
  • Spoon the batter into your molds and fill them up to the top. If you’re using a silicone mold, place it on a cookie sheet before you put them in the oven, this will make it easier to get them in and out of the oven.
  • Place your donuts in the pre-heated oven. The donuts usually take about 15-17 minutes to bake, but I started checking them around 10 minutes to see if the pan needs to be turned. You’ll know they are finished when you lightly press on a donut and it springs back.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove from pan and allow to cool completely before glazing.

For Glaze:

  • In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients and whisk until free of lumps.
  • Add more milk if the glaze is too thick.
  • Dip the top of each donut into the glaze.

Nutrition

Serving: 1donut | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5.9g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 167mg | Fiber: 0.6g | Sugar: 21.9g | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg
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