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This is one of the best spice doughnuts I have ever had!Donut covered with spice If you can, use the spices in the recipe  for the doughnut, versus a chai spice mix for best flavor.  These baked doughnuts are quick to put together, with a nice short baking time.

If you are using a doughnut shaped baking pan, wait for about 5 -8 minutes after taking them out of the oven…they will come out of the pan much more easily.  No donut pan?  No problem!  Just bake them in muffin tins, either standard or mini size.  Both will work.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 12 Minutes
Total Time: 32 Minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 C milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray doughnut pan (or muffin pan) with non-stick spray.

    Whisk the granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and allspice together in a small bowl. Set aside.
    Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
    In another bowl, whisk 3 Tablespoons melted butter, 1/3 cup of sugar mix (the rest is for the coating), sour cream, milk and vanilla together until completely combined.
    Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. The batter will be thick.

  3. Put the batter into a large ziplock bag. Clip off one corner, and pipe into the doughnut pan (or muffin tin). They will be pretty full.

  4. Bake the donuts for about 10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned and they spring back when poked with a finger. For smaller sizes, reduce baking time.
    Once done, put the pan on a rack for about 5 minutes.

  5. Prepare for topping your doughnuts--check the remaining butter, re-melt if necessary. Set up an assembly line--doughnut, butter, sugar mixture.
    Take the doughnuts out of the pan. Dip the doughnuts in the butter (each side), then put into sugar mixture. Only one dip in butter, but sometimes two in the sugar!
    Place finished doughnuts on rack. They are best eaten the same day!

Recipe Cuisine: american

Recipe By: Sally's Baking Obsession - December 14, 2020

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