Our Favourite Doughnut Recipes (Baked & Fried)

There are many doughnut / donut varieties: fried, baked, with holes (ring doughnuts), without holes, doughnut holes, glazed doughnuts, doughnuts topped with sprinkles, dusted doughnuts, filled doughnuts, plain doughnuts… you name it. There are also doughnut twists called yum yums!

We all have our preferences, for instance I do not like doughnuts filled with jam while my girls do not like them filled with custard, on the other hand we all like baked glazed doughnuts with holes and doughnuts dusted with cinnamon sugar.

And what are your favourites?

Doughnuts alongside other treats, such as pancakes, are inseparable part of Fat Tuesday or Fat Thursday celebrations that are just around the corner.

best doughnut donut recipes

Baked doughnuts can divide generally in two categories, those that are made using special doughnut trays and those that do not require them.

Traditional / fried doughnuts can be piped out of the bag or cut out with a cutter. In addition fried doughnuts can be made both with baking powder or yeast.

best baked donut recipes


using doughnut tray

Cinnamon Doughnuts (pictured above)

Doughnuts with Vanilla Glaze

Triple Chocolate Donuts

Halloween Blood Splatter Doughnuts (just change colour of the food colouring and they will be suitable for any other occasion)

Pumpkin Pie Spice Baked Doughnuts

Donut Tower Cake

Colourful Vanilla Doughnuts

without doughnut tray

Baked Version of Traditional Polish Doughnuts

best fried donuts recipes


Vienna Doughnuts / Pączki Wiedeńskie (pictured above)

As we haven’t made many fried doughnuts, here are couple of ideas from other blogs that we want to try out:

Cinnamon Doughnut Holes (Mini Doughnuts) from Supper In The Suburbs

Glazed Vanilla Bean Doughnuts from Kavey Eats

Nutella Stuffed Doughnuts from Supper In The Suburbs

Vanilla Bean Custard Doughnuts from Supper In The Suburbs

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Your thoughts…

  1. I’m totally craving doughnuts now! I’ve never made baked ones, only fried, so time to try that next!

  2. I’m not familliar with Fat Thursday but I’ll definitely be eating my share of pancakes and doughnuts on fat Tuesday :D thanks for the round-up. Plently of inspiration there :)

  3. I love doughnuts! I have never tried them with cinnamon sugar! I love fried doughnuts especially! xxx

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