Fun and festive Gluten-Free Vanilla Birthday Cake Donuts that are soft, fluffy, bursting with vanilla, and smothered in a sweet glaze. Enjoy them plain or top them with sprinkles for an extra colorful treat.
I’ve mentioned this in previous posts – my girls and I enjoy a donut every Friday. It helps us wind down for the week and rewards us for getting up and getting ready for the day on time.
It’s an extra special treat that we save for Friday morning’s. We like to make up a big batch of donuts and freeze them for the future weeks. When we run out of donuts, we bake up another batch.
These Gluten-Free Vanilla Birthday Cake donuts are incredible any time and aren’t just for celebrating birthdays. You can decorate them with frosting or enjoy them plain.
Gluten-Free Donuts are super easy to make if you have a good recipes, so I hope you’ll try these and see just how simple they are to make. When you do, please stop back by and let me know what you thought and what you topped your donuts with.
We rotate the types of donuts we make, adding in variety and giving me a chance to test out new donut recipes. My girls like to dip the donuts in glaze and add sprinkles.
I love it when they bake with me and they love being rewarded with a sweat treat for helping. The girls and I devoured these Gluten-Free Vanilla Birthday Cake Donuts straight from the oven.
The second batch made it to the glaze and sprinkle process and were frozen for the next week. The texture in these donuts is perfect. There is a little give with the pick the donut up. It’s tender, and melts perfectly in your mouth.
Do I have to use a donut pan?
If you don’t have a donut pan, I recommend you get one. But for now you can use a muffin pan or a mini muffin pan. Just note that the cooking time is lower with a donut pan because the donut dough gets contact all around, including in the center with the donut pan.
Can I make these gluten-free donuts dairy-free?
Absolutely. Substitute the butter milk for your favorite dairy-free milk and add in a teaspoon of vinegar. Let them mixture sit for 5 minutes before adding it to the batter. It will help it thicken up and get lumpy. Use dairy-free milk in the glaze. Enjoy!
These gluten-free vanilla cake donuts are insanely simple to make. They bake up in less than ten minutes and are tender, flavorful, and they hit your donut-loving taste buds in all the right places.
You can have fun with the glaze by adding in color, or you can use different types of sprinkles. One year for Halloween we made the glaze purple and topped the donuts with orange sprinkles. They were fun to hand out to friends on Halloween.
Do these gluten-free vanilla cake donuts freeze well?
Yes. We often double the batch and freeze the rest for our Friday donut days. That way I don’t have to make a fresh batch each week. Simple take them out the night before, or defrost them in the microwave in the morning.
What gluten-free sprinkles do you recommend?
Sweetapolita makes great gluten-free sprinkles. Let’s do Organic has a couple of varieties as well.
Most sprinkles don’t have wheat or gluten in them but they are usually processed in a facility that processes other glutinous ingredients. Make sure to check labels for allergen information.
Did you make these gluten-free cake donuts? Please let me know what you think in the comments below. Also, if you have a question that I haven’t already answered above please leave a comment and I will get back to you. Happy donut making!