Rose Glazed Cake Donuts


DSCN1386-2I used to say we did not eat donuts.

I wish I could still say the same things.

In fact, just last year I mentioned on Instagram we had donuts only occasionally. Specifically, once in a while (two-three times per year) we stopped by Tim Hortons to grab a few (a few dozens I mean) and once in one or two years I made them at home.


Are you wondering what has changed since that time?

I had never tried baked donuts and I was quite curious to give them a try. That’s why I asked my hubby to present me a baking pan on Christmas.

Yes, it was totally his fault. He should not have listened to me at all. He should have presented something not that treacherous…maybe a smoothie recipe book.


As a result, I’ve gone a bit too far. I cannot tell how many donuts I have made for these three months but a lot. There are a few examples:

  • Chicken Bacon Maple Glazed Donuts
  • Maple and Whisky Glazed Donuts
  • Peanut Butter and Maple Syrup Donuts
  • Peanut Butter Maple Bacon Donuts
  • Tiramisu Donuts
  • Snickers Donuts
  • Lemon Mascarpone Glazed Donuts…


If you have not passed out yet, you can check all them (and much more) in Instagram.

Sure, I am not going to be posting all of them, at least since I was not going to do that and I took only “fast” snaps for Instagram. However, I’ve got some of them, pretty nice and delish.


Let’s get it started!

These Rose Glazed Donuts I made on Valentine’s Day (along with Pomegranate donuts which I’ll show later on). They were amazing! Moist, with a lovely rose flavor, and so pinky beautiful.



Baked Rose Glazed Donuts

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Category: Baking: Sweet, Cake Donuts, Holidays, Valentine's Day

Servings: 12-14


  • Batter:
  • 2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar*
  • 1/4 butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk, 1-2% fat
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • soften butter or cooking spray, for tins
  • Glaze:
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons rose water
  • red or pink food coloring, to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 420 degrees F (215 degrees C).
  2. Butter holes of donut tins and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together first four ingredients.
  4. In a separate bowl, using a mixer or just a whisk, blend together the melted butter, sugar, oil, vanilla extract, for one minute.
  5. Add the milk.
  6. Stir the wet mixture in the dry ingredients and mix just to combine (don't overmix!).
  7. Spoon butter into donut wells, filling them about 1/4 inch from the rim.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven 7-8 minutes.
  9. Let the donuts cool in the tin for a couple of minutes then transfer them to a wire rack and completely cool.
  10. Glaze the donuts and let the glaze set.
  11. For the glaze, in a small bowl mix the powdered sugar, rose water and food coloring. Whisk until smooth and thick. You may need to add a few tablespoons of powdered sugar more or a few drops of water to get a desired consistency.


* You can add 2/3 cup of sugar as recommended in most recipes. To my taste, 1/2 cup is enough.

This amount of the glaze is enough for 7-9 donuts. You can adjust the amount of the ingredients or make the second kind of glaze, as I usually do.


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