Glazed Blueberry Cake Donuts

overhead shot of donuts

These Glazed Blueberry Cake Donuts are the BEST! They are loaded with fresh blueberries, have a juicy pop in each bite and have a soft, fluffy cake texture! Load them with a delicious glaze and you’re set for the best brunch ever!

Alright so….I think by the numerous donut recipes that I have made for the blog, y’all know that I am very happy with my donut pan purchase!

I’ve made chocolate donuts, spicy sweet donuts, citrus donuts and I knew that right when berry season rolled around, i wanted to make some type of delicious blueberry donuts!

side view of final product

The inspiration behind these donuts comes from a delicious donut chain that was founded in NC that you may have heard of: Krispy Kreme! Oh yes – I love all of their donuts if I’m being honest but I specifically love their blueberry cake donut! 

It’s glazed, melt in your mouth and loaded with fresh blueberry flavor. 

close up of glazed donut

So, hi, hello, yes, of course I’m going to try and re-create the recipe. But since I’m not too keen on frying donuts at home – enter in the baked option! They are a healthier treat but you still get deliciousness as a result! 

Why you’re going to love these donuts:

Okay y’all, hear me out, these literally taste like a loaded blueberry muffin in a donut form. They have amazing blueberry flavor due to the FRESH blueberries throughout the donut. 

I love when I’m taking a bite and blueberry pops in my mouth. So much goodness. 

bite taken out of glazed donut

The dough itself is cakey, soft and dense. It isn’t too sweet and the blueberries are the tart and juicy compliment to the semi-sweet dough. 

But wanna know what is sweet? Hello delicious glaze!! That I completely covered the blueberry donuts in! Yes please – it gives the outside of the donut a deliciousness sweetness that’s just SO dang good.

icing glaze with gold spoon

Like, melt in your mouth good where you want to eat 5 at a time. So let’s get into what you need!

Ingredients You Need: 

  • All purpose flour 
  • Fresh blueberries 
  • Brown sugar 
  • Baking soda 
  • Salt 
  • Egg
  • Whole milk 
  • Melted butter
  • Vinegar 
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Powdered sugar

Best Tips for Baking Donuts:

Okay – this is a very important tip so pay attention! 

After you melt the butter, make sure you give 3-4 minutes for it to cool completely. Once it has cooled, add in the vanilla extract, egg, milk and the vinegar. Whisk vigorously to combine and then IMMEDIATELY add it to the dry ingredients. 

If you let that egg/milk/butter mixture sit too long, it will clump up – and you don’t want this! 

I feel like I should preface every baking recipe I have with this but…make sure that your oven is preheated!

I myself am fully guilty of either forgetting or not caring enough to do it but it will definitely help your donuts cook in the time frame you will see in this recipe and make sure they are actually cooked through! Win win!

Make sure to OIL/GREASE the donut pan! You don’t want your donuts sticking to the pan – and making sure that you either use butter or cooking spray (I vote butter) – this will ensure that doesn’t happen. 

donut batter in bowl

When your donuts have cooled slightly in the pan, use a butter knife to gently circle the donut, making sure it is completely ready to be removed from the pan. Gently remove it and let it cool fully on a baking sheet. 

stack of donuts overhead

Speaking of cooling, make sure that the donuts have had time to cool before you whip up that delectable glaze! Make the glaze in a bowl big enough where you can just place the entire donut in the bowl – this makes it much easier! 

Toss the fresh blueberries in a tsp or so of all purpose flour! This will make sure that the blueberries aren’t just sinking to the bottom of the baked donut. 

many donuts with blueberries

Substitutions:

You can use fresh strawberries, raspberries or blackberries – just know that they may not yield that same juicy goodness that blueberries would! 

stack of glazed donuts

Speaking of blueberries, you can use frozen blueberries for this recipe as well!

If you want to up the blueberry flavor even more – you can squeeze a little bit of the juice from a particularly ripe blueberry into the glaze! YUM!

bite taken out of stack of donuts

Annnnnd I think that’s it, y’all. These are delicious – they would be perfect for a brunch date at home, an early morning breakfast with creamy coffee, a mid day snack to perk up that 3 PM slump or a late night dessert while you’re binge watching Netflix. 

Did y’all enjoy this recipe? Here are a few donut recipes you might like: 

Dark Chocolate Donuts with Blood Orange Glaze 

Baked Mexican Mocha Donuts 

Lucky Charms Cereal Milk Donuts 

Baked Caramel Apple Streusel Donuts 

Thank you so much for following along here, friends! Want to see more? Be sure to follow ourbalancedbowl on Instagram and tag me with your photo if you end up making a recipe! You can also post a photo of your recipe to the Our Balanced Bowl Facebook page! I always love to see your re-creations! If you do make a recipe, it would make my whole day if you were to rate and comment so I can get your feedback! Lots of love! – Haylie

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Glazed Blueberry Cake Donuts

These Glazed Blueberry Cake Donuts are the BEST! They are loaded with fresh blueberries, have a juicy pop in each bite and have a soft, fluffy cake texture! Load them with a delicious glaze and you’re set for the best brunch ever!

Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked donuts, blueberry cake donuts, blueberry donuts, glazed blueberry donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (4 tbsp)
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, tossed in 1 tsp all purpose flour

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk or water (or more if needed, depending on desired consistency)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the donut pan and set it aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  3. Melt the butter in a smaller bowl. Make sure you give 3-4 minutes for it to cool completely. Once it has cooled, add in the vanilla extract, egg, milk and the vinegar. Whisk vigorously to combine and then IMMEDIATELY add it to the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon until they are mixed together.

  4. You want to add it immediately to prevent the butter/egg/milk mixture from clumping.

  5. Toss the blueberries in a small bowl with 1 tsp of flour, making sure they are all evenly coated.

  6. Add the coated blueberries to the dough and mix in gently.

  7. Next, carefully spoon the donut batter either into a ziploc bag or a piping bag if you have one. If you're using a ziploc bag, cut the tip of the bag and pipe the batter into the greased donut pan, about ⅔ of the way full for each donut. 

  8. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 5-10 minutes and then carefully remove them to continue cooling on a wire rack.

  9. Whip up the glaze by combining the powdered sugar and 1-2 tbsp of milk or water. If you like a thinner glaze, you want to add a bit more liquid. If you like it thicker, add a bit less.

  10. Once the donuts are done cooling, you can either dip them into the glaze or drizzle the glaze on top. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Make sure your butter is fully cooled after you have melted it! Make sure, like I stated above to immediately whisk it - don't let it sit! Once you have mixed it, immediately add it to the dry ingredients using a wooden spoon.

This will ensure the butter/milk/egg mixture does not clump up!

To help remove the donuts from the pan, I like to gently circle them with a butter knife to help loosen them up + to make sure they don't stick!

8 comments / Add your comment below

  1. When adding the egg, milk to the butter the mixture clumped and curdled. We attempted three different times ensuring the butter was cooled with the same affect. We ended up baking them as muffins which was disappointing. Perhaps more detail on the recipe and instructions. I won’t be using this recipe again.

    1. Hi Sarah – I am so sorry this did not work out for you 🙁 I test my recipes very thoroughly and was concerned after your disappointed review so I went back and re-tested these donuts. Whereas I usually vigorously whisk the butter/egg/milk mixture and then immediately put the whisked mixture directly into the dry ingredients, I let it sit for a moment – which did in fact, result in it clumping up! I have since made sure to include better instruction on the blog post and in the recipe card to make sure this doesn’t happen to anyone else! I apologize again and hope this doesn’t stop you from trying some other recipes on my blog! Hope you and your family are staying safe during this time! Best – Haylie

  2. 5 stars
    My wife made these and they were fantastic. I really enjoyed them! They’re similar to muffins but muffins can sometimes be so dry. These were perfect.

    1. Hi Dan – yay! I’m so glad you and your wife enjoyed these! They totally have a similar taste to muffins – love the cakey-ness and the blueberries! Thanks again 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I’ve been thinking about these donuts since you shared them on IG. They look super cakey. And I love anything blueberry so these need to happen!

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