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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.

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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Best Glazed Blueberry Cake Donuts Small Batch

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 glaze.

a blueberry donut being dipped into glaze

Let sit on a rack to cool.

five glazed blueberry donuts and two donut holes on a cooling rack

Serve and enjoy!

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Yield: 5 Donuts

Glazed Blueberry Cake Donuts

Prep Time: 13 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • Oil for frying, about 2 cups

For the donuts:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 1 egg (size large - NOT extra large, or jumbo)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup blueberries

For the Glaze:

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

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

For the donuts:

  1. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt, in a large bowl.
  2. In another bowl, whisk egg, milk and vanilla extract.
  3. Stir melted butter into flour mixture forming small crumbs.
  4. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture. Add in blueberries.
  5. 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.
  6. Cut donuts using a donut cutter. Click for a donut cutter.
  7. 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.
  8. Repeat with the dough scraps until all the dough is used
  9. 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Dip each donut or donut hole in glaze and let sit to cool before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 167mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Glazed Blueberry Cake Donuts

Jacob

Monday 17th of January 2022

I just made these as doughnut holes. I omitted the blueberries and they turned out perfectly. I coated half in cinnamon sugar and the other half glazed.

Shelley

Sunday 10th of October 2021

How do you get the donuts to keep their shape from cutting them to dropping them in the oil? As soon as I try to pick them up they just stretch and break, and I covered the work surface in at least 1/2 a cup of flour.

Zona

Monday 11th of October 2021

Hi Shelley, after using the donut cutter I 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. I use it again (dusted with flour) to move them into the oil. Thanks for your question and I hope that helps.

Alexis

Monday 4th of October 2021

These were fantastic. Yes the dough was sticky but manageable with a heavily dusted bench top. Love how the recipe makes a small batch

Zona

Monday 4th of October 2021

Hi Alexis, I'm happy you enjoyed them and thanks for the comment :)

Tamara Pearis

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

I had blueberries the size of grapes leftover from my granddaughters sleep over so making donuts was not working. Made just holes. Perfect. Adulted them by adding 1/8teaspoon violet liquor to batter and glaze. I am NOT sharing these. Mine.

Zona

Tuesday 14th of September 2021

Hi Tamara. Oh wow, that sounds fantastic!

Lisa

Friday 7th of May 2021

Just made these. They are the best blueberry cake donuts I've ever made! Love your small batch recipes!!

Zona

Friday 7th of May 2021

Hi Lisa, I'm so glad you enjoyed these delicious donuts, thank you :)

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