Grapefruit Glazed Cake Doughnuts

 I just want to tell you all, I love you.  I've had umpteen million of you request baked doughnut recipes rather than fried. So because I love you, I broke my cardinal rule, "Thou shall never bake doughnuts."

The fact that I broke this rule, makes me look at myself in the mirror and ask, "who is this doughnut baking freak?" I don't even recognize myself.

Now I am going to be completely honest. These things taste great, super light, tons of citrus flavor. However they are NOT doughnuts. They are nothing but ring shaped muffins. But for your sake, we will lie... and call them cake doughnuts, ok?

So I'm going to call them Muffnuts, you call them doughnuts. Deal?

Grapefruit Glazed Muffnuts (AKA Baked Grapefruit Glazed Cake Doughnuts)
2 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
 2/3 cups granulated sugar
2 beaten eggs
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup grapefruit juice
1 tbs grapefruit zest
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbs vegetable oil

For the glaze: 
1 cup confectioners sugar
3 tbs grapefruit juice
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp grapefruit zest
1/8 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350.

In a mixing bowl combine, flour, baking powder and salt together with fork. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine sugar, eggs, vanilla, Greek yogurt, oil, milk, lemon and grapefruit juice and zest. Once combined. Mix together with your flour mixture.

Grease a doughnut pan with baking spray.

Fill each doughnut well with the batter, about 3/4 of the way full.

Bake for about 15-18 minutes, or until golden.

Allow doughnuts to cool.

Meanwhile prepare the glaze. Whisk all of the glaze ingredients together. Dip cooled doughnuts in the glaze.

Place on a drying rack to dry, sprinkle with additional citrus zest (optional).


Today is the last day of Doughnut Week! Be sure to check out what my friends brought to the party....

Nutmeg Nanny~ Maple Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich  
Healthy Delicious~ Salty Peanut and Honey Doughnuts 
Running to the Kitchen~ Blood Orange and Cream Cheese Filled Chocolate Glazed Donuts
Jelly Toast~ Doughnut Monte Cristo Sliders 
Climbing Grier Mountain~ Chocolate Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze and Cherry Kool Aid Powder 
Wanna be a Country Cleaver~Raspberry Beignets
Table for Two~ Chocolate Chocolate Doughnut  
Baked By Rachel~ Strawberry Glazed Valentine Donuts


 Now to pour salt on my wounds after I subjected myself to these baked muffnuts. I am going to give away a Deep Fat Fryer! Makes total sense right? Share a baked doughnut but then tell you to get this fryer...

To enter to win follow the directions on the widget below and be sure to comment telling me you entered!



  1. *giggling @ muffnuts* I'm sorry, but can I steel that? That is just too priceless for words. LOVE the *coughDOUGHNUTScough* They look DEVINE!

  2. Hahaha, I love that you called them muffnuts. SOMEONE needs to be honest about baked donuts. I agree, but I am still calling these donuts! The grapefruit glaze is SO creative. My hubby is a grapefruit FREAK. He is gonna love these!

  3. Dig the photos ;D Loving the doughnuts! Thanks for helping to bring this together

  4. great idea! I'm going to make them this morning!

  5. Who are you?! Haha - I bet it felt good to break your cardinal rule but now you must go back to frying! I love the grapefruit! It's my favorite citrus.

  6. Love grapefruit. My dad's boss let us pick them from his orchard and every summer we had tons of Ruby Reds to quench our thirst

  7. I never would have thought of a grapefruit glaze - sounds delicious!!

  8. I don't care if we call them doughnuts or muffins....I'm just calling them beautiful and delicious!

  9. I entered! I NEED that fryer!!!

  10. The donuts sound great and yippy for the fryer giveaway

  11. I could defintly use this.. i can never fry anything its so hard for me lol maybe if i win i could get bwtter for my family

  12. I entered! Would love to win!

  13. these doughnuts sound so good...I remember my own Mom frying homemade donuts for all of us! Thinking of my Mom today!

  14. Deep fried battered veggies!! Tempura! Chicken wings... oh the possibilities!

  15. Wow, I really need that fryer!! All the recipes are great!! That's for the chance to win a great prize!!!!! I entered,

  16. I so NEED this!!Mine just gave out!!! Mama needs a new Fryer:)

  17. Love, LOVE citrusy doughnuts - even though these are baked. ;) Great post!

  18. So excited!!!! I entered!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. This recipe looks amazing, I also entered the giveaway. :D

  20. Awesome and great giveaway !! thank you !! and all the recipes are great!! =D

  21. I entered to win the giveaway! Thanks! Donna d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

  22. Mmmm doughnuts! As if I really need a deep fryer... BUT I entered anyways because I want one :):)

  23. Yum, that sounds so good right now having a nice warm donut. I entered.

  24. I have entered & I love the donut recipes as I do all of your recipes.

  25. It's not letting me see the widget! :( unable to enter

  26. Don't have widget to enter contest for fryer.
    Love baking and you have some great recipes.
    Can you help me please?

  27. I'm going to have to make these...My husband LOVES grapefruit!!

  28. I'm cracking up over the word muffnuts. I think it's genius, and now I want to say muffnuts about a hundred times. These "muffnuts" look delicious. Pinned.

  29. Your Muffnuts sound yummy, such clean and fresh flavours. Totally agree with you on the doughnut thing, fried is the only option where doughnuts are involved. I'll be featuring these on my blog this weekend on a feature I do called Baking News. Have a great weekend!

  30. Ive gained a few lbs making n wating ur yummy creations. Keep em coming. Just entered! !!!!

  31. Who doesn't love a little tropical zest int he middle of winter! Awesome Carrie!

  32. Ha you're funny, but thank you for catering to those who got a donut pan for Christmas ;)

  33. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  34. Thanks for hosting! Besides donuts, I need this for my Vietnamese eggrolls!

  35. I absolutely have to try this out! Tried baked doughnuts a couple of times at home, yet to find some success. Wish me luck :)

  36. Entered all entries in the widget.

  37. I'd make lots of things including ur spicy chicken stir fry :) hope I win!

  38. I'd make lots of things including ur spicy chicken stir fry :) hope I win!