Birthday Cake Donuts



I love the vintage look of this photo. It kinda feels appropriate since I took it forever ago. I was experimenting with baked donuts on the same day that I was craving cake, so I made these birthday cake baked donuts and they are mouth watering. I love that they are dense yet light, they qualify as breakfast, so you can literally eat cake for breakfast, and they are not overly sweet. I have not had much luck in the homemade donut department previously. I had attempted to make some strawberry jelly donuts, they fried nicely, I tried filling them with the strawberry filling, and it literally looked like someone slaughtered the innocent donuts. They tasted good, but looked horrific. These baked goodies were such a great success. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, and the final product was dance party worthy.




  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Grease a donut pan and set aside.
  2. Beat butter, oil, and sugar in the bowl of your electric mixer. Add in the eggs and mix until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Set aside.
  4. Combine the buttermilk and vanilla in a liquid measuring cup. Whisk to combine.
  5. Alternate adding the wet and dry ingredients to the egg mixture. Mix just until combined. Fold in the sprinkles.
  6. Fill your donut pan just shy of the rim. Bake about 5-7 minutes or until the donuts are cooked through.
  7. To make the vanilla glaze, combine the c ream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Mix together until the glaze is thin enough to smoothly coat the tops but will still set.
  8. For the chocolate glaze, melt the chocolate on your stove top. Add in a little cream to smooth out the mixture. You can also add a little oil to the chocolate to help it thin and will still allow it to set.


This is an original recipe.

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