Skip your local doughnut joint and make these quick and easy pumpkin cake doughnuts with maple glaze! Super moist and flavorful pumpkin cake paired with a sweet maple glaze- all you need is a cup of coffee!
I gotta admit it.
I’m a huge fan of pumpkin everything. This is quite the controversial topic, you know. This time of year calls for pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin muffins, cakes, pies, etc. And I love it. Buuuut. The other day I was in a store when I saw pumpkin spice chapstick. Now I don’t know about you but I think this is where I think the pumpkin fanatics have gone too far. I mean, who the heck needs pumpkin spice chapstick? Actually, don’t answer. I’m sure someone would like that
I frequent Dunkin Donuts quite often on my way to work. So much so that I’m starting to think the people that work there are low-key judging me. Seriously, I pull up and they already know what I want. Like, how dare they not even pretend that they haven’t seen me 3 times in one week! To avoid future embarrassment, I went to work in the kitchen to create one of my favorite doughnuts: a good ole classic pumpkin doughnut. It’s what I typically get at DD along with a cup of hazelnut hot coffee. And I gotta say, friend, these doughnuts are pretty damn good.
And you know in classic Quin fashion, I had to put a twist on these here doughnuts. Get it? You like what I did there don’t you. I found this extra cute pan from Williams Sonoma a few months ago. I’ve yet to use it and then when I started recipe developing for some fall doughnut inspo, I knew I had to find this pan. It was buried under the million other food props I
hoard, I mean, have. I will admit that this pan isn’t technically necessary to make these pumpkin cake doughnuts with maple glaze. However, the pan is hella cute tho.
These pumpkin cake doughnuts are easy and delicious. Two things that are an absolute necessity for me when baking or cooking. They’re moist and flavorful with a touch of sweetness. I’ve paired them with a maple glaze that’s out of this world. The maple flavoring is essential in this maple glaze as it adds that true maple-y flavor. This one is a winner and I hope you guys enjoy!
- 1¾ cups + 2 tablespoon's all-purpose flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- 1½ tsp salt
- 1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1½ cups pumpkin purée
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- For the Maple Glaze
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tbsp milk
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- ½ tsp maple flavoring
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Lightly grease twist/doughnut pan.
- In a large bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, sugar, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking powder until smooth.
- Then add flour, and stir until smooth.
- In a large piping bag/ziploc bag, fill the wells of your doughnut pan about ¾ full. This recipe should make about 15 doughnuts so you'll need to make them in two batches unless you have two pans.
- Bake the doughnuts for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Take the doughnuts out and allow them to cool.
- For the Maple Glaze
- In a medium-sized bowl, stir together all ingredients until smooth.
- Dip doughnuts into glaze at desired consistency.