A pink glazed vanilla donut with sprinkles on a marble board.
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Vanilla Glazed Donuts {with simple icing sugar glaze}

These easy Vanilla Glazed Baked Donuts take only minutes to prepare and less than 10 minutes to bake. Decorate with your favourite sprinkles and you have one fun (pretty) treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword baked donuts, dessert, vanilla glazed
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Resting time/Cooling 30 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 277kcal
Author Dawn - Girl Heart Food



  • 1 cup all purpose flour -sifted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup milk -whole
  • 1 egg -large
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter -melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • baking spray -for greasing pan
  • sprinkles -garnish, optional


  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract -or less if you want less vanilla flavour
  • 5 tsp water
  • pink gel colouring -to desired colour (optional)



  • Preheat oven to 425 F.  Spray 6 unit donut pan with Pam.  Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • To flour mixture, add milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract.  Using a hand mixer, blend for a minute or two.
  • Distribute donut batter in greased pan.  Bake on middle rack of oven for 7-8 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Carefully remove from oven and let rest 10-15 minutes before removing donuts from pan.  Let cool completely on wire rack before icing.


  • Add icing sugar to bowl and add vanilla and water (a teaspoon or so at a time until you've reached your desired consistency...a little water goes a long way) and gel food colouring (if using).  Whisk or stir with a spoon until everything is combined and smooth.
    Note - if using the gel food colouring, I suggest using a tiny amount on the tip of a toothpick to swirl into icing sugar mixture (again, a little goes a long way).  If you are using a LIQUID food colouring, you'll want to add a little less water so you don't thin out the glaze too much.
  • Invert donuts into glaze and distribute sprinkles over top. Place on wire rack and let glaze set for 10 minutes or so. Enjoy!


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Nutrition (estimate only)

Serving: 1donut | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 134mg | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1.2mg
Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Glazed Donuts {with simple icing sugar glaze}
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 212mg9%
Potassium 134mg4%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Nutrition estimate only. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.