Did you know that there are two ways to spell grey? Gray and grey are both acceptable but, apparently when referring to Earl Grey Tea, one should always use “grey”. There are also two ways to spell donut: donut or doughnut. The things that you learn when you are writing a blog, lol! Anyway…these baked donuts are much easier to make than you would think. Honestly, you could whip up a batch of these in a jiffy and be serving them to friends or biting into warm donuts yourself in no time at all.
The basic building blocks of baked donuts are pretty universal. The dairy portion is the area where you might see a bit of variation. Some recipes call for sour cream, some for yogurt, some for milk — or a combination of all three. I prefer full-fat sour cream because of the moist texture and tiny bit of tang that it gives these donuts. The sweetness of the glaze and the earthiness of the Earl Grey tea pairs well with the slightly tangy sour cream.
These donuts do require a donut pan, which can be found on Amazon or at your local baking store. However, if you want to try these before your pan arrives, you can always bake them in a muffin tin, or even in a fun-shaped pan of your choice. Baked donuts are essentially funny shaped cupcakes anyway 😉
This is a super kid-friendly recipe too. So why not give it a try over summer vacation, which is just around the corner! If you try this recipe, make sure to tag us in your Instagram and Facebook posts and leave a review on our website 🙂 Happy Baking!
Easy Earl Grey Donuts
Earl Grey Donuts
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- ½ cup Brown Sugar (packed)
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 1 tsp. Baking Powder
- ½ cup Sour Cream (full fat recommended)
- 1 and ½ tbsp Unsalted Butter (melted and cooled)
- 1 Egg
- 1-2 tbsp Earl Grey Tea (to your liking)
- 3 tbsp Icing Sugar
- 2 tbsp Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Earl Grey Donuts
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and tea.
- In a seperate bowl, whisk together the sour cream, butter and egg.
- Add the wet ingredients and dry ingredients together and fold until just combined. Don't overmix.
- Use a spoon or a pastry bag to fill the donut pan with the batter.
- Bake for 10-17 minutes. Until the donuts are risen and light brown. They should spring back when they are touched with a finger.
- In a small bowl combine, the milk, icing sugar and vanilla. Whisk until smooth and dip the donuts into the icing.
- Let them drip on a cooling rack that is placed over a baking sheet.