Baked Chocolate-Glazed Funfetti Doughnuts

Happy Thursday! If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a Keurig Single-Cup Brewer and a box of the new Donut Shop Coconut Mocha coffee - you have until Sunday at midnight to enter, so you still have plenty of time!

And now, we’re going to have a little fun…funfetti, that is! I don’t normally keep boxed cake mixes on hand because I find them just as easy to whip up from scratch (with the added bonus of avoiding all those ingredients I can’t pronounce), but because the hubby loves funfetti cupcakes so much, you can usually find a box or two of the sprinkle-filled mix in my pantry – until now. I decided that it was high time that I recreated it at home, and the resulting recipe is what I came up with. Perfect, fluffy white cake with plenty of sprinkles for color, and of course, fun! And although I used the batter to bake up some doughnuts in my doughnut pan, you can also use the recipe to make 12 cupcakes (I recommend frosting them with a vanilla bean frosting, such as the one I used in this recipe). Enjoy, and I hope you have a happy, sprinkle-filled day!

For the doughnuts:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup rainbow sprinkles

For the glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp milk, plus more if needed
  • Sprinkles

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and spray two doughnut pans with cooking spray. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar about 3 minutes or until fluffy. Add in the egg whites and vanilla, and beat 1-2 minutes longer.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.

Add half the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, beating until combined. Add the milk, and then add in the remaining dry ingredients. Fold in the sprinkles.

Spoon the batter into doughnut tins 2/3 full.

Bake for 7-8 minutes. Let cool completely. To make the glaze, in a large bowl, whisk together all of the glaze ingredients. If the glaze is too thick for dipping, add a little more milk as needed. Dip each donut in the glaze (or spoon over the tops).

Place on a wire rack over a sheet of wax or parchment paper (I forgot to do that – oops) to catch the drips. Top with additional sprinkles.

Makes 10 doughnuts. Serve with a tall glass of milk!

24 Responses to “Baked Chocolate-Glazed Funfetti Doughnuts”

  1. 1 Urvashee Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 9:36 am

    I keep stopping myself from buying a donut pan. You are pushing me closer and closer toward getting one. These are great and love that it is baked. I’ve just been sprinkle obsessed lately.

  2. 2 Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Gosh, I just love homemade donuts! I should use my donut pan more often. These funfetti donuts would be so fun for a birthday breakfast!

  3. 3 Sarah Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Those look so delicious! I love funfetti cakes!

  4. 4 Catalina @ Cake with Love Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 11:19 am

    Tracy you did it again, these are so cute and I love sprinkles I used to put them even in my morning cereal!!

  5. 5 Jenna Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I’m with Urvashee–I keep thinking “i need a donut pan” and then not getting one. But these donuts . . . they are pushing me closer to the edge.

  6. 6 Katrina Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I am in love with these! They are so pretty and easy! Yum!

  7. 7 shelly (cookies and cups) Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I think it’s the “eat a doughnut” portion of my day. Yep, 1:44. Eat a doughnut time.

  8. 8 stephchows Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Oh i love it! So fun!! And so much better than scary ingredients!

  9. 9 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Ooh, these look so tasty! I bought a mini doughnut pan a few months ago and never really made anything with it. This might have to be my starter recipe. I think we will be having some doughnuts this weekend. :)

  10. 10 Erika - The Teenage Taste Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I have to admit, normally I’m not much of a donut person but throw add Funfetti and I’m sold! This looks delish!

  11. 11 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Mmm, Funfetti is one of my favorites! I think it’d be hard to part with the boxed mix, but you make me want to try it!

  12. 12 Becca - Cookie Jar Treats Says:
    May 3rd, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Wow, these look absolutely amazing! I keep thinking that I don’t use my donut pan enough, but I really want to try these :)

  13. 13 Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker Says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 12:12 am

    These are so much fun! And I love that you created a homemade funfetti mix!

  14. 14 Jennifer Says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I’ve been putting off buying a doughnut pan. I think now I have to. Thanks for the recipe!

  15. 15 Mireia Says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    that looks fantastic!!!

  16. 16 Crystal Says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    super cute! I’m going to try this recipe in my babycakes donut maker… :)

  17. 17 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel Says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    The sprinkles make these extra special. :)

  18. 18 Jessica @ How Sweet Says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    i NEED to make these this weekend!

  19. 19 Stacy Says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing, this recipe looks wonderful and what a great alternative to a boxed mix!

  20. 20 Jamie | My Baking Addiction Says:
    May 4th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    These look so amazing, Tracy! Like I want a doughnut for dinner amazing!

  21. 21 Susan Says:
    May 6th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    OMG too adorable!! I bet they are delicious too!!

  22. 22 Stephanie Says:
    May 25th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    I have a miny doughnut maker, can I use that?

  23. 23 Tracy Says:
    May 25th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Stephanie – I’m not sure, but I don’t see why not! If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

  24. 24 meatballs & milkshakes Says:
    May 27th, 2012 at 9:50 am

    These look wonderful! I need to get a doughnut pan!

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