My friend posted a buttermilk glazed donut cake recipe from Southern Living Magazine. That’s not really the name, but that title gives you all the information you need to know. I knew I could probably make a gluten-free glazed donut version without much trouble. We love cake over here. LOVE.
There’s always a good reason to make a cake. For the Royal Wedding, we made a Victoria Sandwich Cake. For my son’s birthday, he asked for an Exploding Sprinkle Cake. Everyone needs an exploding sprinkle cake in their life. For my daughter’s Christmas birthday, her sister made her a reindeer cake. Is that a sweet sister, or what?
This glazed donut cake was so much easier to make than I could have imagined. I made it gluten-free and no one had any idea. It lasted barely 24 hours in this house. I had to hide the last piece to enjoy with my coffee. Cake for breakfast is where it’s at.
You know a recipe is appropriately southern if it calls for at least one cup of butter AND buttermilk and two cups of sugar. Bring. It. On.
You will never believe how much like a donut this cake tastes like! You will want to make this cake in a bundt pan so you can pour glaze over the top and give it the full glazed donut effect. Enjoy!
Gluten-Free Glazed Donut Cake Recipe
– 1 1/2 c sugar
– 1 c butter room temperature
– 4 eggs room temperature
– 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
– 3 1/2 c gluten free flour all purpose flour blend is fine
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1 teaspoon nutmeg
– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 c buttermilk
– 1 c powdered sugar
1) Cream 1 1/2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of room temperature butter for 2 to 3 minutes.
2) Whisk together 4 eggs (also at room temp).
3) Add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and the four eggs. Mix.
4) In a separate bowl, mix 3 1/2 cups GF flour with 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
5) Alternate 1 cup of buttermilk with the flour mixture. Stir a little after each addition.
6) After everything is mixed together, pour into a greased and floured Bundt Pan.
7) Cook at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes. Test for doneness with a fork or long toothpick. Let cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes and turn onto a smooth surface and immediately flip over. You want the fancy side down.
8) When the cake is cooled, mix about 1 cup of powdered sugar with some water in a stand mixer until it looks like a glaze.
9) Pour the glaze over the cooled cake.