Baked Donut Holes

Makes 20 donut holes
Prep Time: 1 and ½ hours


  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup milk or cream
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cantaloupe for displaying donut holes
  • 1 donut hole pan


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spray with vegetable spray.
  3. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.  Add other ingredients and stir until combined.  Fill each cup about ¾ full.Donut Holes
  4. Bake 6-7 minutes or until tops spring back when touched.
  5. Cool in pan, then remove to rack and allow them to cool another five minutes.

Donut Holes in a cantaloupe bowl

Cinnamon and Sugar Donut Holes


  • 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup granulated sugar


  1. Mix cinnamon and sugar together. Roll donut holes in mixture and serve.

Donut Holes- Cinnamon Sugar

Peanut Butter and Jelly Donut Holes

Peanut butter frosting (adapted from Martha Stewart’s Cupcakes):


  • 5 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (not natural)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or ready-made whipped cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons grape jelly (For 10 donut holes)


  1. Beat cream cheese and sugar at medium speed.
  2. Add peanut butter, salt and vanilla.  Whisk cream until peaks form, or fold in ready-made whipped cream.
  3. Using fine piping tip, pipe grape jelly into the center of the donut hole.
  4. Cover top half of donut hole with frosting and affix to cantaloupe, or just put it on a plate.
    Another variation:
  5. Roll the frosted peanut butter donut holes in mini semisweet morsels for a chocolate-peanut butter donut hole.

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