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Fried maple cake donuts with maple glaze.

Maple donuts with maple glaze

Sweet maple donuts topped with a maple glaze that is perfect for that fall weather breakfast!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 16 donuts
Calories 224 kcal


  • Electric mixer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • spatula
  • Frying pan
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Sauce pan


Maple donuts

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup half and half

Maple glaze

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon maple extract
  • pinch of salt
  • Oil for frying


Maple donuts

  • In a large mixing bowl, add and whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In another large mixing bowl, with an electric mixer on medium, cream together the granulated sugar and eggs until thickened. Add in the maple syrup, vanilla, and melted butter until combined.
  • Add about ⅓ of the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and fold with a spatula until incorporated. Pour in ½ of the half and half until combined. Repeat the process alternating dry and wet ingredients until all is combined. Do not over mix. Place plastic wrap on the dough in the bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Pour oil into pan and heat until 365°. Use a thermometer for accuracy.
  • Remove dough from fridge and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Roll out dough with rolling pin until it is about ½ inch thick.
  • Using a 3 inch round cutter, cut up donuts until no more dough remains. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Once oil has reached the desired temperature, fry about 3 donuts at a time. Fry on one side for about 1 minute and flip with tongs to fry other side for an additional minute. Allow donuts to cool on paper towel lined wire racks.

Maple glaze

  • In a medium sized saucepan, melt the unsalted butter and maple syrup together, only stirring occasionally. Once the mixture has melted, remove from heat and whisk in confectioner's sugar and maple extract. Add a pinch of salt. Cool for 3 minutes and then dip in warm donuts. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 16donutsCalories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 239mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 193IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Maple, donuts, maple glaze
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