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galaxy donuts

Not only have I seen these donuts all over social media, but I have wanted to make these for such a long time. So today I had nothing do to so I figured why not make some really interesting marbled donuts. Both making the cake and icing the donuts was pretty quick. What I had most fun with was the marbling stage. I added different colors to the white icing and then used a knife to swirl the colors into beautiful patterns. If only I had more than four colors to use... they would have come out even better. If you want to make donuts, don't make boring old donuts just with plain icing, make beautiful galaxy donuts that look ten times better and are ten times more fun to make. But first make a run to the grocery store and buy a range of food dye, the more colors the better!

all the ingredients for the donuts

What you need: Makes 12-16 donuts depending on size

  • 1 cup all purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup cake flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste (or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)

  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

  • Doughnut Pan


  • 3 cups powdered sugar

  • 3-4 tablespoons milk

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • At least 2 different colors of food coloring (These are my favorite)

  • Toothpicks

For the doughnuts:

vanilla paste slowing falling into the mixture
flour mixture ready to be added to wet ingredients

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a Doughnut Pan with non-stick cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  3. In a stand mixer fitted with a p​addle attachment, mix butter and sugar.

  4. Add eggs and vanilla paste.

  1. On a low speed, add dry ingredients. Mix until combined.

  1. Slowly stream in buttermilk. Mix until combined.

  1. Place batter into a large piping bag.

  2. Pipe batter so that each doughnut mold is 3/4 of the way full.

  1. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

  2. Place doughnuts on wire rack to cool.

For the icing:

  1. Put powdered sugar in a bowl.

  2. Whisk in milk and vanilla.

For the decoration:

the food coloring swirled

  1. Once doughnuts are cool take them out of the pan and place on a wire rack.

  2. Place a piece of parchment or wax paper under the wire rack.

  3. Place about 3 tablespoons of icing into a small bowl.

  4. Use toothpicks to place small splotches of food coloring all over the surface of the icing.

  5. Pour icing all over the doughnuts.​

  6. Repeat for all the doughnuts.

Recipe from: Sprinkles for Breakfast

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