Eggnog Cake Donuts

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I feel almost embarrassed to post this. It’s been so long since I’ve posted. I think I underestimated how much time a food blog takes. Thankfully, lately I’ve been really feeling motivated to start doing things that inspire me and make me happy. Creating in the kitchen definitely fulfills that. SO…I’m hoping to post more recipes in the future!

These donuts are really delicious. After Christmas there usually are random leftovers in the fridge that you don’t feel like dealing with. For me this year it was eggnog. I LOVE some sweet sweet nog, but it doesn’t have quite the same luster after Christmas is over. So…put it in a donut. This recipe is quick and easy and the donuts will keep for several days if you can make it that long. They are best when freshly iced, so eat ’em up while you can!

I would love to leave you with something funny or ironic, but I’m drawing a blank today. So, to all of you, probably all ten of you, thank you for reading my blog. Thank you for caring enough to read through my random stories and listen to me ramble. I realize that I am no writer or food genius (yet..ha!), but thank you anyway. Here’s to hoping for bigger and better things to come!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup gluten free flour mix (I used Pillsbury)…just make sure there is xanthan gum in the mix
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup eggnog (I used Califia almond milk eggnog..SO GOOD)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp softened coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the Glaze:

  • 3 Tbsp eggnog
  • 1 Tbsp spiced rum (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly grease a donut pan.
2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, mix the eggnog, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients.
4. Spoon the batter evenly into each donut pan.
5. Bake for 5-7 minutes. Turn the donuts onto a cooling rack and allow to cool to room temperature.
6. In a small bowl, whisk the eggnog, rum (if using), and confectioners sugar. Dip each donut into the mixture and let set. Enjoy once set!

Below, half are rum glazed (darker half) and the other half is without rum. Both ways are delicious!
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