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A close up picture of a mini baked dounut covered in an orange glaze

Mini baked vanilla donuts with blood orange glaze

Cute little baked vanilla donuts with a zesty blood orange glaze!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword mini baked donuts
Servings 16 mini donuts
Author Nickki Thompson


  • 60 g soft butter
  • 70 g caster sugar
  • 1 medium egg beaten
  • 100 g plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 60 ml buttermilk

For the glaze:

  • 175 g icing sugar
  • Juice of about half blood orange


Simply mix the icing sugar and orange juice together until you have a smooth pourable icing that coats the back of a spoon.

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160F. Grease your mini donut mould.
  • In a medium sized bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until the mixture is very light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg a little at a time, beating well. Beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together. Using a large metal spoon, fold in half of the flour to the creamed mixture, taking care not to over mix.
  • Fold in half of the buttermilk. Finally, gently fold in the remaining flour and buttermilk until the mixture is smooth but again taking care not to over mix.
  • Scrape the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a medium sized round nozzle. Fill the donut moulds no more than half full.
  • Alternatively, you can just spoon the mixture into the donut mould, but I find this quite fiddly and on my first try I ended up over filling the moulds - if you have a steadier hand than I do you might be ok!
  • Speaking of overfilling, its pretty important that you don't because the holes will close up and you won't have that classic donut shape.
  • Place the mould on a baking tray and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until risen and springy. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5-10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
  • Give the mould a quick wash and grease again before you make another batch.
  • When the donuts are cold, dip them in the glaze. Place on a wire rack with a piece of parchment underneath to catch any drips.


You will need a mini donut mould - I used this silicone mould from Iced Jems
If blood oranges aren't available, normal oranges will of course be fine.