Baked Cake Donut Recipe – Unicorn Galaxy Style

Putting a fun twist on a traditional favorite with this baked cake donut recipe written in partnership with Florida Milk.

Baked Cake Donut Recipe - Unicorn Galaxy Style - Bianca Dottin

I may be slightly obsessed with donuts. No matter what city we travel to, I find the best donut shop to give them a try. When we’re at home though I love making my favorite baked cake donut recipe to enjoy with my family. The recipe is so simple to make that even a beginning baker can complete it.

Baked Cake Donut Recipe – Unicorn Galaxy Style

Makes 24 mini donuts

Donut Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ¾ cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
  3. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, whip together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Mix in eggs one at a time.
  5. Blend in vanilla and buttermilk.
  6. Gradually add flour.
  7. Scrape down sides to ensure that the batter is evenly combined.
  8. Pour batter into a large piping bag.
  9. Pipe batter into greased mini donut pan, filling about 2/3 full.
  10. Bake for 7-9 minutes until toothpick inserted into donuts comes out clean.

While I love to use fresh home baked donuts for this recipe, you can always use store bought to make these unicorn donuts if you’re in a time crunch. All you need is cake donuts to get started.

Follow the instructions below to decorate the donuts in the fun unicorn galaxy style.

Topping Ingredients

  • white chocolate candy melts
  • food coloring (pink, purple)
  • silver pearl dust


  1. Using the entire bag, follow instructions on the bowl to melt your candy melts in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Divide the melted candy into 3 small bowls.
  3. Pour the pink and purple food coloring into its own bowl and mix with the candy melts.
  4. Dip the donuts into melted white chocolate.
  5. Drizzle the purple and pink melted chocolate onto donuts in a streak pattern.
  6. Sprinkle the silver pearl dust sparingly onto the donuts.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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  • Reply
    06.15.18 at 3:39 pm

    these are so adorable & they look so yummy!! i love baking but i haven’t done it in forever. there is just something so relaxing & fun about it. maybe i should try out this recipe & these would be so great to bring to a party, usually i make cupcakes but these look soo good(:
    xo, nora

    • Reply
      Bianca Dottin
      06.20.18 at 10:06 pm

      These are so easy to bake so it would be a great way to inch back into baking!

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