How to Make Funfetti Doughnuts

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Funfetti Doughnuts

Happy National Doughnut Day! Why not celebrate with the most festive doughnuts ever, like these sweet treats covered with colorful sprinkles? Choose either a vanilla or a chocolate glaze—or go crazy and make half a batch of both.


Funfetti Doughnuts




  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 oz./235 g) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup (3 fl. oz./80 ml) buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup (3 fl. oz./80 ml) whole milk
  • 6 Tbs. (3/4 stick) (3 oz./90 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz./125 g) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbs. multicolored sprinkles, plus more for decorating

For the vanilla glaze:


  • 2 cups (8 oz./250 g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup (4 fl. oz./125 ml) whole milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

For the chocolate glaze:


  • 1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) hot water
  • 1/4 lb. (125 g) semisweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (8 oz./250 g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 5 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt



1. Preheat an oven to 375°F (190°C). Coat the wells of a doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.


2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a measuring cup, stir together the buttermilk and whole milk. Set aside.


3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the egg and vanilla; beat on medium speed until combined, about 1 minute. On low speed, add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the milk mixture and beginning and ending with the flour. Beat each addition until just blended. Fold in the sprinkles.


4. Pour 2 Tbs. batter into each prepared well. Bake, rotating the pan 180 degrees halfway through baking, until a toothpick inserted into the doughnuts comes out clean, about 10 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 5 minutes, then invert the doughnuts onto the rack and let cool completely.


5. Meanwhile, wash and dry the pan and repeat to bake the remaining batter.


6. If making the vanilla glaze, in a bowl, stir together the confectioners’ sugar, salt, milk and vanilla until smooth and well blended. (Reduce the amount of milk if you want a thicker glaze.) Stir gently before glazing the doughnuts. Use the glaze within an hour or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.


7. If making the chocolate glaze, fill a small saucepan with 2 inches (5 cm) of water and bring to a gentle simmer over low heat. Place a medium bowl over but not touching the water. In the bowl, combine the hot water, chocolate, vanilla, confectioners’ sugar, butter and salt. (Reduce the amount of water for a thicker glaze.) Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate and butter are melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir until smooth and well blended. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap to keep warm until the doughnuts are ready to glaze, or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Gently reheat in the bowl over the saucepan or in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds before using.


8. To finish the doughnuts, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Dip the doughnuts, top side down, into the glaze. Place, glazed side up, on the prepared baking sheet, decorate with sprinkles and serve. Makes about sixteen 3-inch (7.5-cm) doughnuts.


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