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Vegan Cake-Batter Doughnuts

These secretly healthy doughnuts look and taste like they came straight from the nearest Krispy Kreme, but they are even better because they're vegan.

Cake-Batter Doughnuts

This Recipe is :



6 doughnuts


  • 1 level cup spelt or white flour (or a gluten-free mix)
  • 2/3 cup milk of choice (almond, coconut, soy… don’t use rice milk for this recipe)
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar or evaporated cane juice
  • 1/2 tsp apple-cider vinegar
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp egg replacer powder
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp oil or pre-melted vegan margarine
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt (if using oil, add a tiny pinch more salt)
  • Optional: sprinkles! Or cinnamon, raisins, peanuts, chocolate chips… be creative!


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine oil, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Then add the vinegar and immediately pour wet onto dry.
  4. Mix (but don’t overmix), and pour into greased doughnut pans. (If you don’t have doughnut pans, see below link)
  5. Cook for 12 minutes.




Katie Higgins writes the vegan blog, Chocolate-Covered Katie, where she creates recipes with three things in mind: Healthy. Vegan. Delicious. Katie refuses to believe that a person must sacrifice yummy food in order to be a healthy vegan. We can have our vegan cake (preferably chocolate) and eat it too! On her blog, Katie aims to show that being a vegan is not restrictive; it’s FUN!



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30 comments on “Vegan Cake-Batter Doughnuts”

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4 Months Ago

The donuts look wonderful.. Thanx for posting.

On another note... about the word Fuck.... It is just a 4 letter word, that does not have the same meaning or zing it once had..20-40- or even 100 years ago. It is no longer an offensive word. What is offensive is abuses against children, men, women and animals. Whether they be verbal, physical, sexual or emotional. Now that is offensive. If you think a sorry little 4 letter word is more so, you thinking and priorities are back words.

1 Years Ago

fuck yes!

2 Chix and a Mix
1 Years Ago

Looks delicious! Thanks for the post! WE are excited that these are a healthier alternative!

1 Years Ago

Sometimes types the letter F and everyone goes all Mary Poppins on them...hysterical! Calm it down! hahahaha

Lance Collier
1 Years Ago

Isn't part of the great things about being vegan eating healthful foods? What is it with all the sugar and oil..

21 Dec 2014

Yes, I agree.. these are not much healthier at all. Funny how they swap plain flour for gluten free but the gluten free isn\'t any healthier just gluten free.. Vegan doesn\'t mean healthy by any means.. Anyone can create wonderful tasty deserts but it takes a lot of creativity and a great mind to create yummy healthy deserts.. I think this should be their goal instead of these replacement recipes that are NOT healthy for you.it\'s plain trickery and they hope we don\'t get it.

Pam Watson
21 Jun 2015

Don\'t let it bother you! If you don\'t want to use sugar and oil replace them with applesauce or avocado or both. Experiment with you own recipes and then let the rest of us know what works!

April Moss
1 Years Ago

Christina Garrand Heather Gaston

Rhodonna Rogers
1 Years Ago

U put F with G?? Not cool.... no matter what the post.

23 Aug 2014

It\'s highly inappropriate.

Rosa Lea
1 Years Ago

i am on a cleanse and you guys are freaking killing me. LOL. I must be strong…..WANT DOUGHNUT NOW!

Linda Graham
1 Years Ago

You could have left out the "F" in your response to the donuts. Very unnecessary, and disappointing. Showing a little more class would have been nice.

Rosa Lea
05 Jun 2014

oh relax.

Linda Graham
05 Jun 2014

I'm relaxed. Having or showing class has nothing to do with not relaxing. Just sayin'.

Rosa Lea
06 Jun 2014

I see this as humour and not the least bit déclassé.i think you are being oversensitive so we will just agree to disagree. peace and love.

23 Aug 2014

I agree, Linda. Not only that, but it\'s just annoying.

Laura Voss Monahan
1 Years Ago

Not for me thanks


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