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Baked Coffee Cake Donuts with vanilla glaze

  • Author: Steph G.
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 12 donuts 1x


Buttery, tangy, slightly sweet, baked coffee cake donuts from scratch 




  • 1/2 c All-Purpose Flour 
  • 1/2 c Light brown Sugar
  • 1/4 c Steel-cut oatmeal*
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon 
  • 1/4 c Butter, cold & cut into cubes


  • 1 3/4 c All-Purpose Flour 
  • 3/4 c Light Brown Sugar 
  • 1 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 c Sour Cream - Full Fat 
  • 1/2 c Butter, melted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Glaze

  • 1 c Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract



  1. Cut your cold butter into small cubes 
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, steel-cut oats, and cinnamon
  3. Add the cold cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter work together the butter and dry ingredients until it starts to clump together
  4. Place your crumb mixture in the refrigerator while you prepare the donut batter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your donut pans and set them aside 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt
  3. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, sour cream, melted butter, and vanilla until combined 
  4. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined
  5. Pipe the batter into donut pans using a pastry bag or ziplock bag
  6. Evenly and generously top each of the donuts with the already prepared crumble
  7. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, using a toothpick to check for doneness 
  8. Once done, let them rest in the pan and cool for 10 minutes
  9. Remove from pan and place on a cooling rack

Vanilla Glaze

  1. While your donuts are in the oven prepare the glaze
  2. Whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until fully combined and there are no clumps
  3. Once your donuts are on the cooling rack you can drizzle the glaze over each of the donuts**


*The steel-cut just gives the crumb a nice crunchy texture. If you don’t have them on hand feel free to use rolled oats or any oats you have. 

**If you don’t plan on eating right away, you can hold off on adding the glaze until you are ready as you don’t want the crumble to become soggy.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: baked coffee cake donut, baked donut recipe, coffee cake donuts, crumb donut, vanilla glaze