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Cranberry Orange Cake Doughnuts

Cranberry Orange Cake Doughnuts

Cranberries and orange zest turn a basic cupcake recipe into these fun and festive Cranberry Orange Donuts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword orange donuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12 doughnuts
Calories 268kcal
Author Lauren



  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Orange Zest
  • 3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease 2 nonstick doughnut pans with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar together until creamed. Stir in vanilla, eggs and orange zest. Alternate adding in the dry ingredients with the milk, starting with the dry and ending with the wet. Do not over mix. Stir in chopped cranberries.
  • Spoon into prepared pans evenly, about 2 spoonfuls of batter into each cavity. Reduce oven temperature to 325ºF and bake 12-14 minutes or until bottoms are barely starting to turn golden. Remove from oven and cool completely. For the glaze, add all ingredients into a small bowl and stir until smooth and runny. (You may need to add more cream to get the desired consistency.)
  • Place a doughnut down into the glaze halfway and remove. Place on a rack and continue to dip until all doughnuts have been glazed. After 2 hours, glaze should be set.


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 348IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg