Glazed Sour Cream Donuts: simple, old fashioned and so good with your morning coffee! You won’t believe how quick and easy these are to make.

Stacks of homemade glazed sour cream donuts, with coffee cups in the background.

Hey there! Hope your week is off to a good start! How was your weekend?

Ours was busy, busy. Big project: we cleared out my office/studio to make room for a more video-friendly setup. Have you noticed how much video is dominating everything online these days? How do you feel about it?

Well, I don’t have a video for today’s post but I still think it’s pretty rockin’. I mean, sour cream donuts??? How can you go wrong.

Glazed Donuts: Simple, old fashioned, and SO good.  These sour cream cake donuts are spiked with nutmeg and a hint of vanilla.  food breakfast brunchcal

One of my most favorite indulgences is a glazed donut, with a cup of strong coffee. It is seriously the BEST! And I live in Pennsylvania Dutch country, where the donuts are totally next level. So airy, soft, and pillowy! What a treat.

But honestly, making fried donuts is a big deal. Totally worth the effort, don’t get me wrong. But sometimes you just don’t have it in you to make a yeast dough, let it rise, shape it, and fry it in hot oil. Sometimes you just want something quick, that you can whip up on a whim, whenever the craving strikes.

Glazed sour cream donuts, baby.

They’re baked! And they’re as easy to make as a batch of muffins. In fact, if you don’t have a fancy donut pan, you can totally use your muffin tin.

Glazed Donuts: Simple, old fashioned, and SO good. These sour cream cake donuts are spiked with nutmeg and a hint of vanilla. food breakfast brunch

The sour cream makes the cake super moist and delicate.

And the simple vanilla glaze is just perfection. Simple really is best sometimes!

I think you’ll love how easy and quick these glazed sour cream donuts are to make, and how great they taste with your morning coffee!

Glazed sour cream cake donuts, with one broken in half.  Coffee pot and coffee cups in the background.

More great breakfast treats on my “Breakfast/Brunch Recipes” Pinterest board!


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4 from 6 votes
Glazed Sour Cream Donuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
51 mins
 

Glazed Sour Cream Donuts: simple, old fashioned and so good with your morning coffee! You won’t believe how quick and easy these are to make.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Donut
Keyword: baked, Donuts, doughnuts, glazed, sour cream
Servings: 6 donuts
Calories: 408 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg, or a small pinch of freshly grated whole nutmeg*
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and lightly grease a non-stick donut pan.*
  2. Place the flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a medium mixing bowl, and whisk to combine.
  3. Place the oil, sour cream, sugar, egg, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in a large liquid measuring cup, and stir together until smooth.
  4. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry, and gently fold together until just barely combined (it’s ok if there are a few lumps).
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and bake the donuts for 12 to 16 minutes, or until just beginning to brown around the edges.
  6. Cool for 20 minutes, then remove from the pan.
  7. In a medium mixing bowl, stir the powdered sugar, milk, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla together until smooth.
  8. Dip the tops of the donuts in the glaze, allowing the excess to drip off.
  9. Place the donuts on a wire rack set over a baking sheet, and allow the glaze to dry.
Recipe Notes

*If you don’t have a donut pan, this recipe can be baked as muffins.  However, the bake time will probably need to be slightly adjusted.  Muffins are done when a toothpick inserted in the thickest part comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

**If you haven’t ever tried freshly grated nutmeg, you must!  The flavor will blow you away.

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Nutrition Facts
Glazed Sour Cream Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 219mg 9%
Potassium 72mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Sugars 51g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.