THE BEST Pumpkin Cake Donuts w/ Cinnamon Sugar Topping

These pumpkin cake donuts are super easy to make with just a few easy to access pantry ingredients. Take them to the next level with this cinnamon sugar topping that has a pinch of pumpkin pie spice too! 

Pumpkin Cake Donuts

Pumpkin Cake Donuts w/ Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

Pumpkin cake donuts are the perfect treat to make on the weekend during the fall. They're perfect for a fall breakfast, a brunch with friends, or even for dessert on a cozy Sunday night. Your entire family will enjoy these donuts, and kids will love getting in on the action by dipping the donuts in the cinnamon sugar. 

These cake donuts do not take long to make, simply mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl, the wet ingredients in another bowl, combine the two together, and then pipe into a greased donut pan. These cake donuts will bake in the oven for 18 minutes, and then you'll dip them in coconut oil, and then the cinnamon sugar before you enjoy them with your family and friends. 

How to Make Pumpkin Cake Donuts Without a Donut Pan:

A donut pan is an easy purchase on Amazon, but if you're in a pinch and do not have a donut pan at home, you can easily convert these into muffins by baking in a muffin pan. They will likely need the same 18 minute cook time, but check with a toothpick inserted in the middle before removing from the oven. 

Then you can dip the tops of the muffins into the coconut oil, and then the cinnamon sugar mixture to get that sweet sugary effect on top. 

Pumpkin Cake Donuts

Ingredients for Pumpkin Cake Donuts:

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1/4 Maple Syrup 
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/3 cup Coconut Oil
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • 3/4 cup White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

Best Way to Add Cinnamon Sugar to Donuts:

I have found that the best way to get the cinnamon sugar to stick to the donuts is to dip the top of the donut into some coconut oil and give it a good quick swirl. Then immediately place the donut into the cinnamon sugar mixture and swirl it around so that all the spots of the donut that were touched by the oil are now coated in the cinnamon sugar. 

Pumpkin Cake Donuts

How to Store Pumpkin Cake Donuts:

Once the donuts have completely cooled, store them in a ziplock bag on the counter for up to two days. The sealed bag will ensure that the donuts retain their moisture and won't get super hard and crunchy. These are best eaten within the first day or two and will lose their texture after about 48 hours. 

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