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Treat yourself to our vanilla cake donuts with fudgy Nutella glaze for a decadent, sweet treat. It's perfect for breakfast or dessert!
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Vanilla Cake Donuts with Fudgy Nutella Glaze

Treat yourself to our vanilla cake donuts with fudgy Nutella glaze for a decadent, sweet treat. It's perfect for breakfast or dessert!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake donuts, vanilla cake donuts, nutella glaze, vanilla donuts
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 282kcal



  • 2 Cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cake Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (very cold, cubed)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

Fudgy Nutella Glaze

  • 3/4 Cup Powdered or Confectioner's Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Nutella
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Milk (depending on desired thickness)
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder



  • First, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Next, grease donut pan(s) with non-stick cooking spray.
  • After that, combine both flours, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Whisk all the ingredients together.
  • Then, add the butter to the bowl using a pastry cutter. The mixture should look like grainy sand. 
  • Afterward, in a separate bowl, whisk the eggs until they are frothy and then add the sour cream and vanilla. Stir everything together to make sure they are smooth and creamy.  
  • Now, mix the wet and dry ingredients together to create the dough.
  • Lastly, put the dough into a pastry bag and fill the donut pan(s) with the batter. Each donut should be filled 2/3 full so that they can rise properly. Bake them for about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the pan(s) from the oven so they can cool off before you glaze the donuts.

Fudgy Nutella Glaze

  • First, in a small bowl, sift together the powdered sugar and cocoa powder to remove any lumps.
  • Next, in a separate small bowl, warm the Nutella in the microwave for 10-15 seconds on high (just enough to make it easier to stir).
  • Now, combine the powdered sugar, cocoa, Nutella and milk and stir them together. If the glaze is too thick, add additional milk (1 teaspoon at a time). However, if the mixture is too thin, then add extra powdered sugar (1 teaspoon at a time).
  • Last, dip the top of one donut into the glaze and let the excess drip off. You can place on a cooling rack to set. Continue the process with the remaining donuts.


The calorie count listed is an approximation based on the listed ingredients. The prep time includes the time needed for the donuts to cool before adding the glaze. This recipe makes about 12 donuts. You can store donuts in an airtight container for up to 3 days. The recipe was adapted from another blogger's website listed here.


Calories: 282kcal
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