Vegan Cake Donuts

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Vegan Cake Donuts for National Donut Day! Woohoo!

I thought everyday was national Donut Day here in the US! hahaha.

Yumm! I do love donuts and I’ve always been partial to the cake style donut for some reason.

I just always liked them better, and now I have figured out a way to eat more of them!

Guilt Free~ No Fry Donuts!

Not only are they friendly to your heart and your waistline, but they are also friendly to our beloved animals since they are VEGAN!! YAY! WOOOHOOO!

Now THAT is a reason to celebrate!

As you will see in the video, I teamed up with glamourdollsmakeup.com to make these adorable little mini donuts that look exactly like their new line of lip glosses!

GlamourDollsMakeup is a cruelty free (no animal testing!) cosmetics company that uses all Vegan Ingredients!! YAY! Love it!!

So if you guys are interested in getting 10% off your order you can use the discount code: GretchensDonuts at checkout on anything you order over at Glamour Dolls Makeup.com through June 3oth 2016!

Now let’s get to the DONUTS!!

I am using a Mini Donut Pan here but you can use a large donut pan if you prefer.

Or if you don’t want to make them into donut shapes, they will bake just fine as cupcakes too!


Vegan Cake Donuts~ Vanilla
 
Lightly spray the donut pan with pan spray
Preheat the oven to 350°F
Gluten Free All Purpose Flour can be substituted for the AP here
Author:
Serves: 24 Mini Donuts (or 12 large)
Ingredients
  • All Purpose Flour 1¼ cup (156g)
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Baking Soda 1 teaspoon
  • Almond Milk ½ cup (120ml)
  • Brown Sugar ⅓ cup (70g)
  • Ground Flax Seed 1 tablespoon (8g)
  • Hot Water 3 Tablespoons (45ml)
  • Coconut Oil Melted 4 teaspoons
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
  • Fondant or Sugar glaze icing( *recipe below)
Instructions
  1. Combine ground flax seed with hot water and whisk smooth
  2. Let stand for at least 10 minutes or up to 30 minutes to thicken to a paste
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the almond milk, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, brown sugar and flax egg and whisk smooth
  4. Add the sifted flour, salt & baking soda and whisk smooth.
  5. Transfer batter to a pastry bag and pipe half way to the top into each of the cavities.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 15minutes for the mini's & possibly 22 minutes for the larger. When they spring back when gently pressed they are done
  7. Cool then dip in sugar glaze
  8. Decorate as you like
Notes
For those who don't care about vegan alternatives, you can use a whole egg in place of the flax & water. And buttermilk in place of the almond milk. Coconut oil can be changed to melted butter
 
Vegan Cake Donuts ~ Chocolate
 
Lightly spray the donut pan with pan spray
Preheat the oven to 350°F
Gluten Free All Purpose Flour can be substituted for the AP here
Author:
Serves: 24 Mini Donuts (or 12 larger)
Ingredients
  • All Purpose Flour 1 cup (125g)
  • Natural Cocoa Powder Unsweetened ¼ cup (20g)
  • Light Brown Sugar ½ cup (105g)
  • Baking Soda 1 teaspoon
  • Salt ¼ teaspoon
  • Almond Milk ½ cup (120ml)
  • Ground Flax Seed 1 Tablespoon (8g)
  • Hot Water 3 Tablespoons (45ml)
  • Coconut Oil Melted 4 teaspoons
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon
Instructions
  1. Combine ground flax seed with hot water and whisk smooth
  2. Let stand for at least 5 minutes or up to 30 minutes to thicken to a paste
  3. In a large mixing bowl combine the almond milk, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, brown sugar and flax egg and whisk smooth
  4. Add the sifted flour, cocoa powder, salt & baking soda and whisk smooth.
  5. Transfer batter to a pastry bag and pipe half way to the top into each of the cavities.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 15minutes for the mini's & possibly 22 minutes for the larger. When they spring back when gently pressed they are done
  7. Cool then dip in sugar glaze
  8. Decorate as you like
Notes
For those who don't care about vegan alternatives, you can use a whole egg in place of the flax & water. And buttermilk in place of the almond milk. Coconut oil can be changed to melted butter
For those who want to enter the world of professional FABULOSITY check out the video below for my Professional Grade Cube Fondant that I sell over at gretchensbakerystore.com

For Confectioners Sugar Glaze:

Whisk together 2¼ cups Confectioners Sugar with 3 Tablespoons of Almond Milk

Adjust consistency to your liking with more or less almond milk.

Add vanilla extract if desired (½ teaspoon)

For Chocolate Glaze:

Add 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder to 2 tablespoons of  hot boiled water to make a paste, add to the sugar glaze recipe above

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11 Comments

    1. Why though? If you can cook and bake cruelty free then why wouldn’t you? You have no excuse.. the fact that you rather use the secretions and body parts of innocent tortured, exploited, tortured and mutilated beings says a lot i about your character! Gretchens bakery is a vegan channel! If you want to bake with dead baby animals, find another channel! And don’t tell me it’s your choice cause it’s NOT a choice in isolation when it affects the innocent lives of others that didn’t give you permission to murder them for your taste buds! What kind of sick people knowingly eat baby dad animals and still want to eat them knowing what they’re doing! Just sick! And there should be no other alternatives offered either to people seeking non vegan recipes!

  1. Ok, so didn’t try this recipe yet but must say that I ABSOLUTELY LOVE that all your measurements are both US and metric. Thank you soooooo much for that, will make it that much easier for me to follow.

  2. You think if I just substitute with a gluten free blend and use coconut milk it will work since I’m allergic to almonds?

    Thank you!

  3. Thank you, Gretchen, for your wonderful recipes and tips! I am an ardent fan of everything you post and put up and love your work! I look forward to seeing more of your vegetarian recipes. Thanks so much, again!

  4. Hi Gretchen,
    I don’t use oil of any kind and was wondering if I could substitute with applesauce and how much should be used?
    Thank you,
    Becky

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