Ultra moist, sweet and cakey donuts are dipped in a mouth-watering caramel glaze in this quick and easy, made-from-scratch Mini Baked Donuts with Caramel Glaze recipe. Caramel lovers will adore them!
When I was little, my family and I would meet at my aunt and uncle’s family every Sunday morning for breakfast. It was always a special treat because the restaurant we went to served fresh, homemade donuts! There were all different kinds – glazed, cream filled, jam-filled, cinnamon-sugar, and chocolate frosted with sprinkles. I can still remember the warm, soft deliciousness that paired perfectly with a cold glass of milk.
Speaking of incredibly delicious donuts, this recipe for Mini Baked Donuts with Caramel Glaze is sure to become a family favorite! Made with a just few simple ingredients, these donuts are cooked a bit differently from your regular donut. Instead of fried, they are baked. But it’s the deliciously sweet and creamy Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee Creamer that really takes these donuts over the top!
Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee Creamers always make coffee taste even better, but they also make a delectable ingredient for many delicious recipes!
This particular recipe calls for Dunkin’ Donuts® Caramel Creamer which is one of my favorite creamers to add to coffee and to bake with. Made with only real cane sugar, it has an authentic caramel taste.
I also enjoy baking with coffee itself! Yes, you read that correctly. I have several recipes in which I’ve used coffee including these amazingly delicious Chocolate Chunk Coffee Cookies and this Mocha Granola with Almonds, Chocolate and Vanilla. You should give them a try!
Are you ready to see how to make these soft and delicious Mini Baked Donuts?
How to Make Mini Baked Donuts with Caramel Glaze
These baked donuts are incredibly easy-to-make. There are no unusual or hard-to-find ingredients or supplies. Best of all, they take less than an hour to make!
Kitchen Tools You Will Need
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As far as the tools go, you’ll only need:
Ingredients Needed to Make Mini Baked Donuts with Caramel Glaze
All of the ingredients needed for these delicious donuts are easy-to-find, and you probably already have most of them inside your pantry right now.
For the Baked Donuts
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- ground nutmeg
- vanilla extract
- granulated sugar
For The Caramel Glaze
- powdered (confectioner’s) sugar
- Dunkin’ Donuts® Caramel Creamer
- Vanilla extract
How to Make Mini Baked Donuts with Caramel Glaze
In six simple steps, you’ll have a warm, delectable treat just waiting to be devoured. You can find the complete ingredient and instructions in the printable recipe card near the bottom of this post. But first, here are some basic instructions along with step-by-step photos.
Step One: Preheat Oven and Prepare Donut Pan
Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Then prepare the mini donut baking pan by lightly greasing it.
Step Two: Prepare the Batter
Next, in a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt until completely combined.
In a second bowl, stir the milk and vanilla extract together. Then, in a third bowl, beat the butter and the white sugar together using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Next, beat in the egg.
Now, stir the flour mixture, alternating with the milk mixture, into the butter mixture, and continue mixing together until the batter is completely smooth.
Step Three: Add the Batter to Pan
Now it’s time to add the batter to the donut pan. To make it easier, I always use a pastry bag or Ziploc bag with the corner snipped off (cut it after you add the batter).
A simple trick for filling the pastry bag is to place it into a tall glass, fold the very top of the bag around the edges of the glass and secure with a runner band. Then use a spatula to add the batter to the bag. This makes it so much easier, cleaner and quicker to fill the bag with batter.
Once the bag is filled, begin piping the batter into the donut pan. I usually fill mine about 2/3 full. Be careful not to overfill the molds! If you do, the holes will close up and your donuts will come out looking like muffins.
Step Four: Bake
Now place the pan into the oven. Baked donuts are super quick to bake– they only take about 9-10 minutes, tops. Check every so often to make sure they are not burning.
Step Five: Prepare the Caramel Glaze
While the donuts are baking, go ahead and make the coffee creamer glaze by adding the Dunkin’ Donuts® Caramel Creamer to the bowl of powdered sugar. Whisk until the glaze becomes smooth and creamy, and then add in a splash or two of vanilla extract. Mix until completely combined.
Step Six: Glaze the Donuts
Once the donuts are finished baking, it’s time for the yummy part! Adding the glaze! To do this, simply dip the top of each one into the bowl of glaze. Try to do it while the donuts are still warm. This will allow the glaze to sort of melt and set in a thin layer. Tip – double dip for an extra caramel-y treat!
After dipping, place the donuts on a cooling rack. And that’s it! Now all that is left to do is serve and enjoy!
Oh, and don’t forget to enjoy with a nice hot cup of coffee!
MORE DONUT RECIPES
Love donuts? So do I! I think you will really like these other donut recipes and adorable, edible treats made with donuts!
- Red Velvet Donuts Topped with Chocolate Ganache
- No-Bake Easter Dessert – Easter Bunny Donuts
- Christmas Wreath Donuts – Quick and Easy Holiday Treat!
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Mini Donuts Printable Recipe Card
For The Baked Donuts
- ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp ground nutmeg, or more to taste
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 5 tbsp butter, softened
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
For The Caramel Glaze
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 4-5 tbsp Dunkin' Donuts Caramel Creamer
- 1 splash vanilla extract
Instructions for Mini Baked Donuts
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the mini donut baking pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt until completely combined.
- In a second bowl, stir the milk and vanilla extract together.
- In a third bowl, beat the butter and the white sugar together using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
- Beat in the egg.
- Stir the flour mixture, alternating with the milk mixture, into the butter mixture and continue mixing together until the batter is completely smooth.
- Carefully add the batter to the mini donut pan using either a pastry bag or snack bag with the corner snipped off. Fill each mold about ⅔ full, being careful not to overfill the molds. If you overfill, the holes will close up and your donuts will come out looking like muffins.
- Place the filled donut pan in oven and bake for 9-10 minutes, checking occasionally to ensure donuts are not burning (this batter cooks very quickly).
Instructions for Caramel Glaze
- In a medium bowl, add the powdered sugar followed by the Dunkin’ Donuts® Caramel Creamer. Whisk until glaze is smooth and creamy.
- Add in a splash or two of vanilla extract. Mix until completely combined.
Glazing the Baked Donuts
- While the donuts are still warm, dip the top of each donut into the bowl of glaze, then place on a cooling rack to set. Double dip for an extra caramel-y treat!
**Calories are an estimate generated using an online nutrition calculator.
Serving Size:1 donut
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2950Total Fat: 130gSaturated Fat: 67gTrans Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 51gCholesterol: 429mgSodium: 2136mgCarbohydrates: 407gFiber: 8gSugar: 264gProtein: 36g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee Creamer at Walmart
Next time you’re at Walmart, head over to the Dairy aisle and pick up a few flavors of Dunkin’ Donuts® Coffee Creamers. With several flavors from which to choose, you’re sure to find one – or more – that you love!
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Editors Note: This post was originally published May 2017 and has been updated to make it even more delicious!