These Gluten-Free Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Cake Donuts will make you swoon. The subtle hints of nutmeg combined with vanilla compliment the delicious and rich chocolate coating.
We have quite a few gluten-free donut brands available in our area. Chocolate dipped donuts, powdered sugar donuts, and cinnamon sugar coated donuts seem to be the three main types. Although all the donuts we’ve tried from the stores are good, I have a hard time bringing myself to pay $6 for a box of five or six donuts. That $1 or more a donut! And they are not even as big as a donut you’d make at home or buy from a donut shop.
If you read any of my other donut recipe posts, you will know it’s a tradition in our house to eat donuts on Fridays. There are four of us, that means we finish off two boxes every two weeks. That is $24 a month in donuts! Yikes.
Did you know it costs less than $2 to make your own batch of homemade donuts? That’s assuming you already have the donut pan. Even if you don’t, it is a small investment that will pay off after a couple batches. Because donuts are so easy to make, they are also inexpensive. Even these chocolate dipped donuts (and chocolate can get expensive) are less to make than purchasing a box of donuts.
I like to make up a batch of twelve donuts and freeze them to enjoy on Fridays. We pull out our donuts the night before and put them in the refrigerator and heat them up the next morning for 5-10 seconds. We also like to take some with us to the airport when we travel. It’s an easy breakfast to eat on a plane and I know my family loves them.
Most of the ingredients in my donut recipes are standard ingredients you will have in your gluten-free pantry. The only thing you may not always have is chocolate chips. We tend to keep them on hand because I bake so much (for the blog). If you don’t have any chocolate chips on hand you could still whip up a batch of these Gingerbread Donuts or Vanilla Birthday Cake Donuts. Enjoy!