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Old Fashioned Glaze for Donuts

Old Fashioned Glaze

We went nuts for donuts this past weekend.  We baked up a storm of red velvet and chocolate donuts. Some were left plain, but the others were dipped into glaze.  I don’t really know what came over us, but we were really excited to make these.

Baked Donuts

Bake?  Yes, these donuts were baked not fried.  Last time we baked up some delicious donuts was last fall when we made pumpkin donuts.  They were delicious.  This time around, we opted in for less ingredients to help trim down the prep time.

Donuts with Old Fashioned Glaze

But what about the glaze?  We made some petit cinnamon rolls a while back, so we modified that glaze recipe for the donuts. Here’s what we came up with…

Old Fashioned Glaze for Donuts

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Combine ingredients in a medium pot.
  2. Place over low heat and whisk until it’s smooth. You don’t want to burn it, so keep stirring, and let it get thin. The hotter your glaze, the thinner and transparent it will be. We opted for the ol’ fashion look with a thicker, cooler glaze.
  3. Place donuts into the glaze – should not be so hot you can’t touch with your hands. Turn over to the coat the other side.
  4. Remove to a wire rack to set. Important to have a cookie sheet or aluminum foil under the rack for easy clean up.

Old Fashioned Glaze

Photos were updated 5/15/2016.