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pumpkin_cake_doughnuts_maple_glaze We made these seriously good Baked Pumpkin Cake Doughnuts With Maple Glaze and Toasted Coconut for all you pumpkin lovers out there. Pumpkin haters ignore! I look forward to fall because of pumpkin food – and although I am not a fan of the Pumpkin Spiced Latte, I am a fun of pumpkin pancakes, or pumpkin waffles or pumpkin whatever. We have a lot of pumpkin recipes for you pumpkin fans out there. Anyway, back to these doughnuts. We made them baked because it’s just so much easier. We coated them in this yummy maple glaze and then covered them in toasted coconut. These doughnuts are not super overly sweet, but just the right amount. I love them. ♥ Teri
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Baked Pumpkin Cake Doughnuts with Maple Glaze and Toasted Coconut

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Servings: 24


  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups light brown sugar
  • 1 (15 ounce can) 100% pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ¾ cups bread flour, sifted

maple glaze

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons whole milk


  • 3 cups finely shredded and toasted coconut


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Lightly grease 2 doughnut pans and set aside.
  • Pour oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin puree, and salt into a large mixing bowl and whisk together. Add baking powder and cinnamon and whisk together.
  • Begin adding flour ½ cup at a time, stirring between each addition until a thick and even batter has formed.
  • Pour ½ batter into a re-sealable, gallon sized plastic bag and make a small cut through on of the bottom corners (creating a makeshift piping bag).
  • Pipe batter into each of the doughnut pan wells, filling each nearly to the top.
  • Bake doughnuts for 17 to 19 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the doughnuts.
  • Remove from heat and transfer doughnuts to a cooling rack. Allow doughnuts to cool completely.
  • Repeat steps 6 to 8 and bake remaining doughnuts.
  • Maple Glaze: Place butter and syrup into a saucepan and place over medium heat and melt together. Whisk together and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar, ½ cup at a time until fully incorporated. Whisk milk into the mixture until glaze is smooth and slightly thinned out.
  • To assemble: Dip doughnut halfway into the maple glaze. Flip over to submerge other side, shaking off any excess so you’re left with a thin, even coating. Dip glazed doughnut into the toasted coconut and completely cover with more coconut. Gently press onto the doughnut, so coconut adheres all over, shaking off any excess. Repeat with remaining doughnuts and serve.


  • *Makes 22 to 24 Doughnuts
Calories: 365kcal Carbohydrates: 46g Protein: 3g Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 47mg Sodium: 193mg Potassium: 162mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 35g Vitamin A: 3032IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 55mg Iron: 1mg

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  1. Ann Not Specified Not Specified

    Step 10 making the glaze, there is no milk listed in the ingredients. any idea about how much milk to use?

  2. Hannah Pedersen Not Specified Not Specified

    My donuts did not turn out! Do you really need 3 eggs? Mine were very eggy and didn’t rise. Looking at other cake donut recipes, they called for 1 or 2 eggs.

  3. JJ Not Specified Not Specified

    I really want to make these, but no a big fan of pumpkin. Do you think i could replace with apples? Thanks

  4. Ora Not Specified Not Specified

    How long do these stay fresh for? Thanks!

  5. Tori Not Specified Not Specified

    Any thoughts on if this would work as a bread? Don’t have a donut pan but I WANT to make this!

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Hm, i haven’t tried it as a bread, but I’m sure it would work! The bake time would definitely need to be increased though!

  6. Mr Tino Not Specified Not Specified

    I will try to do it now, hope fully it’s same same image your shared :)
    Thanks Jenny

  7. OMLY Not Specified Not Specified

    5 stars
    I really wants to prepare these donuts, pumpkin you used in the recipe for the purpose of crunchiness I love that and adding eggs also get more taste for donuts.thank you for sharing with us