Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Dense, cake-like donuts are baked then topped with cream cheese glaze or cinnamon sugar. You don't necessarily need a donut pan, the batter is thick so it can be piped into circles onto a parchment line baking sheet.
Photo by Diane V.
Pumpkin-flavored donuts with a cream cheese glaze.
Baked Pumpkin Donuts (decorated with drippings from the glaze)
Photo by Diane V.
Baked Pumpkin Donuts (decorated with drippings from the glaze)
Baked Pumpkin Donuts (with eyes!)
Photo by Diane V.
Baked Pumpkin Donuts (with eyes!)
Baked Pumpkin Donuts
Photo by Diane V.
Baked Pumpkin Donuts (with a lil expression!)
Photo by Diane V.
Baked Pumpkin Donuts (with a lil expression!)
Baked Pumpkin Donuts (decorated with drippings from the glaze)
Baked Pumpkin Donuts (with eyes!)
Baked Pumpkin Donuts
Baked Pumpkin Donuts (with a lil expression!)

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

5

minutes

TOTAL TIME

25

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • Cinnamon sugar

  • Melted butter

  • CINNAMON SUGAR TOPPING:

  • 2

    tablespoons hot water

  • 2 to 3

    tablespoons cream cheese, softened

  • 1 1/2

    cups confectioners sugar

  • 1

    tablespoon salted butter, melted

  • CREAM CHEESE GLAZE:

  • 1/2

    stick (1/4 cup) salted butter, softened (not melted)

  • 1/4

    cup buttermilk or whole milk

  • 2

    large eggs, whisked

  • 1

    cup canned pumpkin puree

  • 1/2

    teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/4

    cup packed light brown sugar

  • 1/4

    cup sugar

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

Directions

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice; add the pumpkin, whisked eggs, buttermilk (or milk), and softened butter. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, beat mixture until well combined. (Batter will be thick) Spoon or pipe into a the cups of a donut pan. Bake 10 to 13 minutes, or until donuts spring back when lightly touched. Remove donuts from pan to a wire cooling rack. CREAM CHEESE GLAZE: In a small mixing bowl, beat all the ingredients together until smooth. Dip warm donuts into the glaze, allowing the excess glaze drip back into bowl. Place glazed donuts on the parchment line baking sheet. Allow time for the glaze to set before serving. (These were double dipped in the glaze). CINNAMON SUGAR TOPPING: Brush tops of warm donuts with melted butter (1 at a time) then sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top.

Keyingredient.com uses 'cookies' to give you the best, most relevant experience. Using this website means you're ok with this. You can change which cookies are set at any time and find out more about them by following this link.

Please describe your issue: