Confetti Cake Mini Donuts*

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Today is National Donut (or Doughnut) Day! Since I wrote a book on Mini Donuts, I figured it was only fitting that we celebrated all together with Confetti Cake Mini Donuts!

I know it’s kind of a made up holiday, but it’s real enough that donut shops all over the country are celebrating. Everywhere from Shipley’s Donuts to Dunkin Donuts has some kind of celebration (or free donut!) planned.

I am fortunate enough to be in Austin, Texas with Tina (from My Life as a Mrs) and  Lauren (from Lauren’s Latest) and we plan on hitting up the famous Gourdoughs for their hourly celebrations! The Miss Shortcake Donut is calling my name big time. Follow along on instagram (or Facebook) to see how many donuts we are able to actually eat. :-)

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I obviously loved celebrating National Donut Day — I mean just look at all those donuts!! But I have to say, of all the baked donuts from my cookbook, this Mini Confetti Cake Donut is in the top 5. It’s perfect in it’s simplicity…and well, I’m a big sucker for sprinkles.


Confetti Cake Mini Donuts

Yield: 30 Mini Donuts


  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2.5 oz multi-colored sprinkles


  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar


If using an electric donut maker, preheat according to manufacture’s instructions. If using donut pans, preheat oven to 350°F and grease donut pans.

In a small bowl, sifted together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and sugar. Then add milk, oil, and vanilla extract; mixing until throughly combined. Gently stir in the flour mixture and sprinkles, whisking until there are no lumps.

If using mini donut pans: Carefully fill each donut indention 3/4 full. Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the donut comes out clean. Transfer donuts to a cooling rack and cool completely.

If using an electric mini donut maker: Carefully fill each donut indention 3/4 full. Bake according to manufactures instructions, or until a toothpick inserted in the donut comes out clean. Remove from appliance, transfer to a cooling rack, and let cool completely.

Place wax paper under a wire rack to collect any drippings for an easy clean up. Then, in a small bowl whisk together milk and vanilla extract. Add powdered sugar, whisking until smooth.

Dip the top of each donut into the icing and transfer to a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Serve immediately, or donuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days, but are best served fresh.

recipe from my first cookbook: Mini Donuts!

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29 Responses to “Confetti Cake Mini Donuts”

  1. 1

    Tieghan — June 7, 2013 @ 8:13 am

    Ha, I posted doughnuts today, but had no idea it was national doughnut day! Cool! These doughnuts are too cute! I love everything about them!

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — June 7, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    So fun! My son would love these as much as me!

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — June 7, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    I made some doughnut inspired dishes too. thank to you book I was inspired to make a breakfast bake from doughnuts. I am sucker for sprinkles, so this right up my alley.

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    Marcie@FlavortheMoments — June 7, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    I’m all over these. They’re so colorful and fun, and I know they’ve got to be tasty! Love it.

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    Traci — June 7, 2013 @ 12:01 pm

    These are one of my favorites too, only we call them Funfetti donuts after the Pillsbury mix. We make ours from scratch too. They are so good! Have a great weekend and happy donut day!!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — June 7, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

    These are so pretty! Love, love, love! Another great mini recipe from you :)

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    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — June 7, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    Time and time again I question why I have not yet purchased a donut pan!

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    Abby — June 7, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

    ooh! i love these! so cute, colorful, and delicious… yum!

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — June 7, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

    So cute! I love funfetti treats!

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — June 7, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    Adorable! I need to get my hands on a donut pan, like, yesterday.

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — June 8, 2013 @ 2:38 am

    I need these donuts in my life!!

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    Joanne — June 8, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    I’m convinced that funfetti or confetti make anything more delicious and donuts are no exception! These are ideal for celebrating donut day!

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — June 9, 2013 @ 12:34 am

    Yes! Put sprinkles in everything. I love it!

  14. 14

    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — June 9, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

    Yay to confetti! Confetti makes everything better.

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    Cookie — June 9, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

    I’m not usually much of a doughnut person, but these look delicious, and very cute to boot! Must be the whole confetti thing;my childhood is calling me. I like the fact that these are baked too; cleaning out a deep fryer is not fun business. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to give these a try!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 10, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    Omg, the sprinklessss… Must make these! It was so great to meet you at BlogHer, Jessica! Hope you had a blast in Austin!

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    Nikki @Seeded at the Table — June 11, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try this one out of your book!!

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    Kristi — June 11, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    I can not wait to make these. I love getting new donut recipes to try!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — June 13, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    Sad I didn’t get to meet you at BHF in Austin, but I am super glad we got our donut fix on National Donut Day!! :) these are so adorable!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 13, 2013 @ 7:16 pm

    Beautiful! I love mini donuts :)

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    Kimberly — June 25, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    I made these over the weekend in my donut pan that holds six and my family asked why didn’t I make more! I guess I will be doubling the recipe next time:)

    I did substitute almond milk and a splash of water for the whole milk, raw sugar and grapeseed oil (because thats what I had) and they were delish!

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    Heidi — October 10, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    Hi Jessica!

    Would you mind telling me the weight of the 1 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour, sifted, in oz./gr.? I just want to make this donuts and I want it to be really perfect.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Marilyn — October 14, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    There was a National Doughnut Day?!!! My doughnut obsession is just getting started. I’m accumulating pans and flours at a rapid rate for the baked, gluten free, I first discovered. I have not made the first doughnut yet. While waiting for exotic flours to arrive, I have taken another plunge and your book, Mini Donuts, and the Baby Cakes electric baker will get here first. It was the confetti minis that got me. So cute! So festive! And from all reports, so delicious! Perfect for birthdays coming up. I’ll make gluten free later . . . I’ll alternate . . . because I intend to bake my way through your book as well.

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    Michelle — February 13, 2014 @ 8:35 pm

    Are you sure that the icing measurements are correct?

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    Lauren — March 26, 2014 @ 9:42 am

    can i make this recipe for 6 regular sized donut pan? what would the measurements be?

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