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Easy Homemade Caramel Glazed Donuts Recipe

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This homemade donuts recipe is really easy to make and pairs a salted caramel flavored batter with a caramel glaze sure to delight anyone who loves the taste of caramel!

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This Caramel Donuts Recipe Is Not Sugary Sweet

What I especially loved about this caramel donuts recipe is that even with the caramel glaze, the donuts were not sugary sweet, unlike the ones you buy.

Not to mention the donuts are not real large, so portion control is easy.

I split the recipe in half to make six donuts which was enough to fill one donut pan and plenty for the two of us.

I used one packet of glaze for the six donuts and had some of the Caramel Drizzle Topping left over.

My husband added what was left in the pouch to his donuts because he wanted his a little sweeter.

Here is my homemade caramel donuts recipe.


Easy Homemade Caramel Glazed Donuts Recipe

The caramel glazed donuts recipe baked and ready to eat.
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  • Author: Sheri Ann Richerson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 19 minutes
  • Yield: 12 donuts 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake




  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  The sugar, salt, flour and baking soda in a bowl.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl.  The milk, eggs, melted butter and flavoring added to the dry ingredients in the bowl.
  3. Make a hole in the center of the dry ingredients and add the flavoring, milk, eggs and melted butter.
  4. Turn the mixer to stir to combine the ingredients.  The batter mixed and ready to put into the donut pan.
  5. Once the ingredients are combined, turn the mixer up to medium and continue mixing the ingredients until the batter is smooth. This takes 3 to 5 minutes.  The lightly greased donut pan.
  6. Lightly grease the donut pan using the vegetable oil.  The donut batter in the donut pan.
  7. Fill each donut cavity 2/3 full of batter.
  8. Shake and bounce the donut pan on a cabinet top  a couple of times to release the air bubbles and level the batter.  A finger touching the top of the donuts to make sure they are done.
  9. Bake the donuts for 7 to 9 minutes. The donuts are done when the tops bounce back when touched. The top of the donuts, which is the side you see when they are in the pan, does not brown.
  10. Remove the pan from the oven and sit it on a wire cooling rack.
  11. Allow the donuts to cool for 5 minutes.
  12. Remove the pan from the wire rackThe baked donuts on the wire rack with the caramel drizzle topping sitting by them.
  13. Place the wire rack on top of the pan and flip the whole thing over. The donuts will fall out of the pan onto the wire rack.  The caramel glaze being drizzled over the donuts.
  14. Drizzle the caramel topping over the donuts making it as thin or thick as you wish.
  15. Serve immediately.
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Final Thoughts About This Caramel Donuts Recipe

The flavor of the glaze was definitely stronger than the donut flavoring, however when they were baking the salted caramel scent was quite obvious.

If you prefer a stronger flavored donut, feel free to add a little extra flavoring, but don’t get carried away and make the donut batter too runny.

Also, my husband felt the donuts were heavier than store bought donuts.

They are denser, but they were good and I really felt that was the difference between homemade and store bought.

I hope you give this recipe a try and that you like it as much as we did.


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