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Baked Sour Cream Donuts

close up shot of Sour Cream Donuts topped with glaze and stacked on top of each other on a plate
Skip the donut shop the next time you are craving a treat and make a batch of these baked sour cream donuts.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 56 kcal



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil (or your favorite vegetable oil)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 egg


  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 5 tablespoons whole milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a mini donut pan with baker's spray (or your donuts will stick).
  • Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg.
  • In a separate bowl, blend sour cream, granulated sugar, oil, vanilla, and egg.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients with a wooden spoon until well blended.
  • Use a ladle or large spoon to fill a ziplock (or pastry bag) with the mixture. Snip a small opening in the corner of the bag.
  • Twist the top of the bag so nothing comes out and pipe the mixture into the greased mini donut pan. Fill only ½ to ⅔ full.
  • Bake the donuts for 8 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Let donuts sit in the pan for about 5 minutes then remove donuts and put them on a cooling rack.
  • While the donuts are cooling, you can make the glaze. Combine the powdered sugar and milk. Start with 2 tablespoons of milk and add the 1 extra tablespoon at a time if the glaze is not yet at a pourable consistency.
  • Leave the donuts on the wire rack and put a tray underneath to catch the glaze drips. Spoon the glaze over the donuts.


  • If the sour cream mixture becomes too thick to whisk, use a spoon or plastic spatula to finish mixing.
  • You will need to increase your baking time to 10 to 12 minutes only if you are using a regular-size donut pan.


Sodium: 35mgCalcium: 7mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 30IUSugar: 5gFiber: 1gPotassium: 13mgCholesterol: 7mgCalories: 56kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 2gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 8gIron: 1mg