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5 from 3 votes

Cinnamon Roll Donuts

These fluffy baked donuts are flavored with cinnamon, topped with a brown sugar cinnamon streusel, and drizzled with cream cheese icing.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked donuts, cinnamon roll, cinnamon roll donut, cream cheese icing, Donut, donuts
Servings: 8 donuts

Ingredients

For Streusel:

  • 3 tablespoons (22 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons (26 grams) light brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon (14 grams) unsalted butter softened

For Donuts:

  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (107 grams) light brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (114 grams) full-fat sour cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (35 grams) unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large egg

For Icing:

  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

For Streusel:

  • In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients and use clean hands or a fork to break up the butter. The streusel should look like wet sand.

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, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients, 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 until they are well combined. The dough will be much thicker than you think it will be, so don’t be alarmed. Also, be sure not to overmix your dough or your baked donuts will be tough.
  • Spoon or pipe 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.
  • Sprinkle the streusel over the top of each donut.
  • Place your donuts in the pre-heated oven. They 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 icing.

For Icing:

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix until smooth. Add more milk if too thick.
  • Use a fork or piping bag to drizzle the icing over each donut.