May 06, 2021 2 min read

RECIPE BY ARISHA FROM @wakeupandkale

These birthday cake donuts are fluffy, soft baked, and taste like they’re from a bakery! No one would ever guess that they’re vegan, gluten free and made with healthier ingredients!


PREP TIME: 10 mins 
COOK TIME:15 mins
TOTAL TIME: 25 mins
SERVINGS: 6 donuts


  • 1 cup gluten-free flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (sub vinegar)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil (melted & cooled)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp sprinkles

Vanilla Glaze Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp sprinkles (for topping)
  1.  Preheat oven to 375F and grease a 6 donut pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients except sprinkles.
  3. In another bowl, stir together wet ingredients until fully combined.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until just combined (do not over mix!)
  5. Gently fold in sprinkles.
  6. Spoon mixture into a piping bag or large ziploc bag and cut a hole in the corner. 


    Pipe batter into your donut moulds, filling each 3/4 of the way full.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow donuts to cool 

    completely before frosting.
  9. For the glaze: mix together all the ingredients in a shallow bowl until smooth and 

    silky. Dip cooled donuts into the glaze and top with extra sprinkles. Place on a cooling rack for about 20 minutes to allow glaze to set. Enjoy!



*you can substitute any other nut milk for almond milk.
*if you don't have apple cider vinegar, feel free to substitute regular vinegar.




Arisha is a plant-based enthusiast and athlete from Vancouver, Canada with a passion for promoting a healthy yet balanced lifestyle. 

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