cakey donut holes

Donut holes are the perfect bite size treat that I can just pop in my mouth.  I mean who doesn’t love donut holes!?!

The bad thing though is that because they are so small I find myself making up excuses as to why I can eat so many of them…

“Their so small another one won’t kill me!”

Does any of that sound familiar… 🙂



These cakey donut holes have the consistency of cake, hence the name and then they topped off with a sweet confection sugar glaze.  I think the glaze has got to be one of my favorite things… just be aware, fingers will be licked!

Now don’t get me wrong I am still a lover of soft pillowy donuts that melt in your mouth, but these cakey donut were tasty to try out and the kids loved them… but I’m starting to think these kids will eat anything that’s sweet.


Cakey Donut Holes

Have you tried cakey donut holes????

Simple process of making cakey donut holes…

Donut Collage

Make the dough by combining all of your dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.  In another bowl combine your wet ingredients.  Next add your wet ingredients to your dry and mix well. Easy… Right…



Fry the batter in a large deep skillet or deep fryer filled with hot oil, 375 degrees, in batches.  You don’t want to overcrowd your pan or the dough will not cook evenly or throughout.  Cook until the dough is lightly browned, around 1-2 minutes, per side.



Drain donut holes on paper, towel.  While donut holes are draining make glaze.  Dip each donut hole in glaze and then set on a wire rack to cool.


Cakey Donut Holes


Cakey Donut Holes



Cakey Donut Holes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: dozen donut holes

Cakey Donut Holes

Golden brown and tender inside dipped in a sweet glaze, these cakey donut holes are a perfect snack!


  • 1-1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
  • 1 Egg, large
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • Vegetable Oil for frying
  • Glaze
  • 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Confectioners' Sugar


    Making the Donut holes:
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. In a small bowl, combine the egg, milk and butter. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. In a large deep skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375 degrees. Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls, five or six at a time, into oil. **Do Not overcrowd your pan or the donuts will not cook properly** Fry until lightly browned, about 1-2 minutes, turning once. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Making the Glaze:
  4. Combine milk and vanilla in a medium saucepan over low heat. Allow the mil to mixture to warm. Sift confectioners' sugar into milk mixture. Whisk slowly, until well combined. Remove the glaze from the heat and set over a bowl of warm water. **This will keep the glaze from thickening up and allow it to be nice and runny allowing the donut holes to coat itself nicely**
  5. Dip doughnuts into the glaze, 1 at a time, and set on a draining rack placed in a half sheet pan for 5 minutes before serving.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!



Cakey Donut Holes

Enjoy and see you next time!