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Space Donuts

Space Donuts

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I love to bake. And when I am invited to someones house, I can’t resist to bring something baked along. This weekend I baked space donuts and brought them to a party.

I bought a donut mold a couple of days ago, since I always wanted to make some donuts. I am not a big fan of anything deep-fried, so this a better option for me. Aren’t they fabulous? And they are so easy to make.

Usually donuts are made from a yeast dough, shaped into rings and then deep-fried. I wanted a quicker solution than a yeast dough, that will need time to rise. And so I used baking powder as a rising agent. It worked really well and the donuts have risen just perfect.

For the dough you heat up the wet ingredients, then pour them over the dry ones and give it a good stir. To pour in the dough into the mold without making a mess use a freezer bag. Put it over a water glass and pour in the dough. Then cut off the edge and pipe the dough in the mold.

You’ll need food coloring for the icing. I used Sugarflair pastes in bluepurple and turquoise. To dust the donuts I used silver dust and a soft brush. (Tip gently against the brush to let the powder fall down.) To give your donuts this spacey look, pour a small amount of dye into your icing and marble it.

To marble use a spoon handle and draw circles and s-forms into your icing until you like the colors. Then dunk in the donuts halfway, give them a slight turn (about 1 inch or so) in one direction and pull them out. Let them drip on a cooling rack.

Have fun baking these space donuts!



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Space Donuts
Gang/Type: Dessert
Ergibt/Yield: 6 Donuts
For the donuts:
  • 160 g ( 1 cup) white flour - spelt or wheat
  • 60 g (1/4 cup) sugar
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) soy milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vingegar
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp ground (golden) flax seeds, combined with 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp neutral tasting oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract - alternative 1/2 tsp ground vanilla

For the icing:
  • 250g (about 1 cup) powdered sugar
  • 2 - 2 1/2 tbsp soy milk
  • 2 tbsp margarine or coconut oil, melted
  • 1 pinch salt
  • food coloring in blue, purple and turquoise
  • edible glimmer powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° C (360° F) and grease a donut mold.

  2. Combine the ground flax seeds with water and set aside. Also combine soy milk and apple cider vinegar and let curdle.

  3. In a bowl mix flour, sugar, starch, baking powder and salt. Pour soy milk, flax seeds, oil, vanilla extract and apple sauce in a sauce pan and heat up slighty warmer than lukewarm but not simmering.

  4. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and give it a good stir.

  5. Pour the dough in a freezer bag, cut off the edge and pipe the dough in the donut mold.

  6. Bake in the oven for about 10 - 12 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the mold immediately and let cool completely.

  7. For the icing combine all ingredients except for the dye and the glimmer. Add one drop of dye of each color to your icing and marble it with a spoon handle by drawing circles and s-forms into your icing.

  8. Dip in the cold donut halfway, turn it a little and pull it out. Let drip on a cooling rack and dust with glimmer powder.
Make sure the icing isn't too runny, so your icing stays on the donuts 😉


  1. Ronja
    Thursday June 6th, 2019 / 09:36 PM


    kannst du mir vllt sagen was ich beachten muss wenn ich eine Mini Donutform nehme?

    Vielem Dank

    Liebe Grüße Ronja

    • Rina
      Thursday June 6th, 2019 / 10:14 PM

      Liebe Ronja,
      was genau meinst du? Wegen der Form oder des Rezepts?
      Wenn sie kleiner sind, solltest du die weniger lange backen.
      Liebe Grüße

      • Ronja
        Friday June 7th, 2019 / 01:51 PM

        also das Rezept hätte ich jetzt so gelassen. Ging eher um die Backzeit. Aber klar hätte ich auch von selber drauf kommen können das die dann reduziert werden muss. 😀 Dann versuch ich das morgen mal.

        Vielen Dank.

        Liebe Grüße


        • Rina
          Friday June 7th, 2019 / 02:58 PM

          Ich wünsche dir viel Erfolg!
          Liebe Grüße

    • Rina
      Sunday July 10th, 2016 / 03:44 PM

      Hey Super! Jeannie, schau mal!
      Danke, Jasmin.

  2. Jeannie
    Sunday June 12th, 2016 / 06:56 PM


    Hast du dort ein 6er-Donutblech? Wenn ja, darf ich fragen, woher? Ich suche verzweifelt nach einem, dass in meinen Mini-Studenten-Backofen passt. Das darf dann maximal 30cm breit sein. So eins finde ich einfach nicht.

    Liebe Grüße!

    • Rina
      Sunday June 12th, 2016 / 07:03 PM

      Hi Jeannie,
      ich habe eine 6er Wilton Donutform. Ich habe gerade mal nachgemessen. Sie ist 32 x 21 cm groß. Also leider auch zu groß.
      Sind die Mini-Donutformen vielleicht ein bisschen kleiner?
      Liebe Grüße

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