Plain Cake Donut

Plain Cake Donut
Staff Writer
Plain Cake Doughnut

Tara Donne

Plain Cake Donut

Brace yourself for an unbelievably adorable, moist, and perfectly sweet cake donut that will leave you breathless and endlessly happy. We’re going to bake them, not deep-fry them! If you’re OK with sugar, this should be your go-to recipe, as it yields a fantastically crispy outside that secures the light, pillowy inside.

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For the cinnamon sugar topping

In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.

For the doughnuts

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Brush two 6-mold doughnut trays with coconut oil and set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the sugar, flours, potato starch, arrowroot, baking powder, xanthan gum, salt, and baking soda. Add the coconut oil, applesauce, vanilla, and hot water and continue mixing with a rubber spatula just until the ingredients are combined. Using a melon baller or tablespoon, drop 2 ½ tablespoons of batter into each doughnut mold. Using a toothpick, spread the batter evenly around the mold.

Bake for 8 minutes, rotate, and continue to bake until the doughnuts are golden brown, about 7 minutes more. Let cool in the molds for 5 minutes if sprinkling with toppings such as cinnamon sugar, or 15 minutes if using glaze or icing. Run a knife around the doughnuts in the molds, lift them out, and place them on a baking sheet. Coat them in cinnamon sugar topping.


*Note: Xanthan gum is a type of carbohydrate used by celiacs to add volume and viscosity to baked goods. You can find it online.


Calories per serving:

254 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 6g 10%
  • Carbs 47g 16%
  • Saturated 1g 3%
  • Fiber 1g 4%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 30g
  • Monounsaturated 4g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 1g 2%
  • Sodium 185mg 8%
  • Calcium 50mg 5%
  • Magnesium 14mg 3%
  • Potassium 59mg 2%
  • Iron 0mg 3%
  • Zinc 0mg 2%
  • Phosphorus 98mg 14%
  • Vitamin A 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin C 2mg 3%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 4%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 1%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 4%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 11µg 3%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin K 5µg 6%
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