Spice Cake Donuts with Vanilla Bean Glaze

Spice Cake Donuts with Vanilla Bean Glaze are just delicious. Best of all they are baked and don't require yeast so you can make them in a jiffy!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Servings 6
Author Hostess At Heart


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease donut pan thoroughly. I used non-stick cooking spray which worked well.
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix the above ingredients from flour through ground cloves. Whisk together to blend.
  • Using an electric mixer, blend butter and brown sugar together until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and continue beating until well blended.
  • Turn the mixer to low and alternately add sour cream and flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Batter will be thick.
  • Fill each cavity of the donut pan almost full. I found that a greased finger helped pat the dough in each space rather nicely.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Turn out on a cooling rack to finish cooling.


  • Mix confectioners sugar, vanilla bean paste and 3 tablespoons milk together. Use more milk if it’s too thick. Either dip the top of the donut in the glaze or, as I did, use the whisk to stream the glaze across the top of each donut.
  • Store donuts in a air tight container.


Recipe created by Bake or Break


Serving: 6g | Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 486IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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