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Glazed Blueberry Cake Donuts

These Glazed Blueberry Cake Donuts are delicious, easy, and fun to make at home. They are homemade deep fried and bakery style.

Fresh blueberries are mixed into a cinnamon and nutmeg donut batter then deep fried to golden brown and dipped in a sweet powdered sugar glaze.

This recipe makes a small batch of about 4 – 5 donuts for two depending on the size of the donut cutter used.

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Try this delectable treat for an amazing breakfast, brunch, or dessert for two.

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How to make Blueberry Donuts

Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 C). Click for a deep fryer.

For the blueberry donut

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, in a large bowl.

flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt whisked in a bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and vanilla extract.

egg, milk, and vanilla extract whisked in a bowl.

Add the melted butter to the dry ingredients, quickly stirring to disperse the butter and form small crumbs.

melted butter stirred into flour mixture.

Stir the milk and egg mixture into the flour mixture with a spatula.

donut batter mixed together in a bowl.

Add in blueberries, mashing some as you go along if desired. The dough will still be a little bit sticky.

blueberry donut batter in a bowl.

Place the dough on a well-floured surface, sprinkle flour generously on the dough as you roll it out. Sprinkle more flour as needed. Roll out gently to about 1/2 inch thick. This dough is a very soft dough.

blueberry donut batter rolled out flat on a floured surface.

Cut the donuts using a donut cutter. Click for a donut cutter. Use a long flat spatula, like you would flip an egg with, (dusted with flour) to support them and move them to a piece of parchment paper.

five uncooked blueberry donuts on parchment paper.

Repeat with the dough scraps until all the dough is used. My donut cutter yielded 5 donuts and two donut holes.

Use the long flat spatula again (dusted with flour) to move the donuts into the oil. Fry the donuts 1 – 2 at a time, frying for about 1 ½ – 2 minutes per side.

two blueberry donuts frying in a deep fryer.

After the first donut, check it by cutting into the center to make sure the dough is cooked through.

Finish frying the remaining donuts. Place them on a wire rack over a baking sheet.

For the donut glaze

Whisk the powdered sugar, water, and vanilla extract together until a smooth, runny glaze forms.

powdered sugar glaze mixed in a bowl.

If it seems too thin, stir in powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time.

If it’s too thick, add more water by one very small drop at a time, whisking constantly.

Dip each donut or donut hole in the glaze.

a Blueberry Cake Donut being dipped into glaze.
Blueberry Cake Donut

Let sit on a rack to cool.

five glazed blueberry donuts and two donut holes on a cooling rack.
Glazed Blueberry Donuts

Serve and enjoy!

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Glazed Blueberry Cake Donuts

These homemade deep fried bakery style Glazed Blueberry Cake Donuts are delicious, easy, and fun to make at home. Fresh blueberries are mixed into a cinnamon and nutmeg donut batter then deep fried to golden brown and dipped in a sweet powdered sugar glaze. Ready in 15 minutes!
4.49 from 97 votes
Prep Time 13 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 5 Donuts
Calories 223 kcal

Ingredients

  • Oil for frying, about 2 cups

For the donuts:

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter (melted)
  • cup milk
  • 1 egg (size large – NOT extra large, or jumbo)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup blueberries

For the Glaze:

  • cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 C). Click for a deep fryer.

For the donuts:

  • Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, in a large bowl.
  • In another bowl, whisk egg, milk and vanilla extract.
  • Stir melted butter into flour mixture forming small crumbs.
  • Stir egg mixture into flour mixture. Add in blueberries.
  • Place dough on a well floured surface, sprinkle flour generously on the dough as you roll it out. Sprinkle more flour as needed. Roll out gently to about 1/2 inch thick. This is a very soft dough.
  • Cut donuts using a donut cutter. Click for a donut cutter.
  • Use a long flat spatula, like you would flip an egg with, (dusted with flour) to support them and move them to a piece of parchment paper.
  • Repeat with the dough scraps until all the dough is used
  • Use the long flat spatula again to move the donuts into the oil. Fry donuts 1 – 2 at a time, about 1 ½ – 2 minutes per side. Place on a wire rack over a baking sheet.

For the glaze:

  • Whisk powdered sugar, water, and vanilla in a bowl. If it’s thin, stir in powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time. If it’s thick, add more water by one very small drop at a time, whisking constantly.
  • Dip each donut or donut hole in glaze and let sit to cool before serving.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 75mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 136IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
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Sher

Saturday 27th of April 2024

Would these work if I bake them?

Ellie

Friday 22nd of September 2023

Can I use frozen blueberries?

Zona

Saturday 23rd of September 2023

Hi Ellie, yes you can use frozen blueberries instead of fresh but allow them to thaw first for the best results. Thanks :)

Roxy

Monday 4th of July 2022

These were great. Only was able to get 3 out of the recipe but they were sure tasty. Thanks for the recipe!

Gili

Sunday 3rd of July 2022

Dough was sticky indeed, but they worked out just fine! (Made 3 not too big doughnuts) Thanks

Heather

Saturday 26th of February 2022

Could these be cooked in the air fryer??

Zona

Sunday 27th of February 2022

Hi Heather, I have not tested this recipe in an air fryer. But I did some research and kingarthurbaking.com said this about cake donuts - "Cooked in the air fryer, the doughnuts are pretty disastrous. They don’t rise well, nor do they color much. Their texture is that of a very dry cookie: think animal crackers, but harder. Cinnamon sugar does exactly nothing to improve them. I thought about sharing my air-fried doughnuts with my morning dog-walking group but instead donated them to the squirrels and chipmunks in my backyard."