Gluten-Free Cake Donuts

Gluten-free donuts? Yes, please! These delightful donuts will pair perfectly with your weekend brunch. Try our spiced donut variation for more flavor.

overhead view of Gluten-Free Cake Donuts
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
45 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
45 mins
about 18 donuts + holes


  • 4 cup Gluten-Free Flour Mix (see recipe below)

  • 2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla

  • cup milk

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • Vegetable oil or shortening for deep-fat frying

  • Gluten-free powdered sugar (optional)

Gluten Free Flour Mix

  • 3 cup white rice flour

  • 3 cup potato starch

  • 2 cup sorghum flour

  • 4 teaspoon xanthan gum


  1. In a medium bowl stir together Gluten-Free Flour Mix, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla with a mixer on medium 3 minutes or until thickened. In a small bowl combine milk and melted butter.

  2. Add flour mixture and milk mixture alternately to egg mixture, beating on low after each addition just until combined. (Stir in the last of the flour mixture if needed.) Cover and chill dough 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  3. Lightly sprinkle a work surface with additional flour mix. Roll dough until 1/2 inch thick. Using a floured 2 1/2-inch donut cutter, cut out dough. Dip cutter into flour mix between cuts and reroll scraps as needed.

  4. In a large heavy saucepan heat 1 to 2 inches oil to 365°F. Fry donuts, two or three at a time, 2 minutes or until golden, turning once. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Cool donuts slightly and coat with additional granulated sugar (cool completely to coat with powdered sugar).

Gluten Free Flour Mix

  1. In a large airtight container whisk together rice flour, potato starch, sorghum flour, and xanthan gum. Cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 months.

Spiced Donuts

Prepare as directed, except stir 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ground ginger, and 1/8 tsp. ground cloves into the flour mixture and coat warm doughnuts in a mixture of 2/3 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon.Nutrition analysis per serving: same as above except 353 calories, 52 g carbohydrate, 22 g total sugar, 3% iron


Double or even triple this recipe to have our gluten-free flour mix on hand for future baking and cooking recipes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

324 Calories
16g Fat
44g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 324
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 161mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 63mg 1%
Folate, total 5.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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