Banana Bread Baked Cake Donuts

Irresistible baked cake donuts- Delicious homemade donuts that have a moist & fluffy texture, perfectly sweet banana flavor, and take just 10 minutes to bake!

chocolate donut with a bite out of it

If you love banana bread and donuts, I have the perfect duo for you. All you need is 1 bowl, 20 minutes, and a handful of simple ingredients!

These donuts are a tried and true recipe, always a crowd pleaser, and are everything but intimidating to make. You will be a professional donut baker in no time at all!

Are Cake Donuts Baked or Fried?

You do not need a frier to make these cake donuts – which is really what makes this recipe so easy! All you need is a donut pan and your trusty oven to make them happen.. By baking these donuts the result will be light, fluffy, and so moist! No frier, no fuss.

How to Make Banana Bread Baked Cake Donuts – step by step

  • Smash very ripe bananas in a medium bowl.
  • Mix in all of your ingredients together – slowly mix egg in last.
  • Use a zip lock bag to transfer batter to donut panscoop batter into a zip lock bag, and cutting an inch off the corner of the bag – using like a piping bag – and squeeze/transfer batter into pan. Bake donuts for 10 minutes.
  • Dip baked donuts face down into your melted chocolate – lay on parchment paper and let cool for several minutes.

step by step photos of how to make baked cake donuts

Tips for How to Make This Baked Cake Donuts

  • Get a donut pan – in order to make baked cake donuts you need a donut pan. They are inexpensive and a worthy tool to have in your kitchen – I recommend this donut pan.
  • Avoid dry donuts – Don’t over bake your donuts. To get a perfectly moist donut, baking time should not exceed 10 minutes.
  • Store in sealed container and reheat later – If you store these donuts in a sealed container, reheat in microwave for 15 seconds to get that warm, moist donut texture every time.

dipping baked cake donuts into chocolate

a stack of chocolate dipped donuts

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chocolate donut with a bite out of it

Banana Bread Baked Cake Donuts

4.67 from 6 votes

Irresistible baked cake donuts - these taste just like banana bread, are covered in chocolate, and just take 10 minutes to bake.

Servings 6 donuts
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Cooling Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 20 mins

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Tags: baked cake donut recipe, banana bread, homemade donuts
Calories: 183 kcal
Author: Bethany Kramer

Ingredients

Chocolate Glaze

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a standard donut pan.

  2. In medium bowl smash ripe bananas with fork - add all ingredients (except egg) and mix in with bananas. Lastly, slowly mix in egg - do not over-mix the batter.

  3. Fill a zip lock bag with batter and cut inch off the corner - use as a piping bag to transfer batter evenly into pan (link to the pan I used in the notes below). Pipe the batter 3/4 of the way in pan. Bake for 10 minutes - test with toothpick to check if they're baked through. Let donuts cool for several minutes before removing from pan.

  4. Chocolate Glaze: microwave chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave safe bowl. Dip donuts face down in melted chocolate. These are best when warm! So eat right away, or store in refrigerator in sealed container and reheat for later.

Notes

Tips

  • Get a donut pan - in order to make baked cake donuts you need a donut pan. They are inexpensive and a worthy tool to have in your kitchen - I recommend this donut pan.
  • Avoid dry donuts - Don't over bake your donuts. To get a perfectly moist donut, baking time should not exceed 10 minutes.
  • Store in sealed container and reheat later - If you store these donuts in a sealed container, reheat in microwave for 15 seconds to get that warm, moist donut texture every time.


Nutrition Facts
Banana Bread Baked Cake Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 183
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bethany Kramer

Bethany Kramer is a home cook, recipe developer, and dog mom. She found a deep love for food and nutrition after learning to cook from her mom at eight years old. Since then she’s been developing and sharing recipes from her own kitchen that are bold in flavor and nourishing to the body!

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17 Comments

  • Avatar for Karenn Karenn says:

    5 stars
    Bethany these look outrageous!! I can’t wait to try them.

  • Avatar for Val Val says:

    5 stars
    These were AMAZING!! Tasted just like banana bread and were a hit. Thank you!

  • Avatar for Jean Cooley-Desmeules Jean Cooley-Desmeules says:

    How many donuts does this recipe yield? Got my husband in making them.

  • Avatar for Thuy Thuy says:

    Love it. How would you recommend I go about making 8 donuts instead? For example if I’m doing three different donuts for a two dozen batch (one type would be 8 donuts!) Is it as simple as 1.3x this recipe? I wonder…

  • Avatar for Katelyn Garner Katelyn Garner says:

    5 stars
    I made these for my toddler who LOVES donuts. I wanted to find a healthier way to make his favorite treat and these are incredible! Family approved

  • Avatar for Nicole Nicole says:

    Can I use whole wheat pastry flour instead? if so is it 1:1 substitution? thanks! can’t wait

  • Avatar for Cheryl Cheryl says:

    5 stars
    These are amazing. I did switch some things tho. I used half whole wheat flour and half oat flour. I tossed them in a cinnamon sugar. I also used splenda instead of sugar.

  • Avatar for Sarah H. Sarah H. says:

    5 stars
    Loved these! I made a dozen of them and opted for a brown butter glaze because I didn’t have any chocolate. The donuts taste just like banana bread and were a total hit for me whole family! Saving this one as a new favorite. 😋

  • Avatar for Katie Stickel Katie Stickel says:

    3 stars
    The recipe calls for no more than 10 minutes to have a moist product. So, I heeded the warning at the bottom of the recipe. My donuts came out light colored and underdone. Bethany, each oven temp is different. I should have checked them before cooling. I am now re-baking the donuts in the oven for an extra 4 minutes. They came out darker and firmer this time. I am recommending that bakers use a toothpick to check doneness before cooling. I would rather have a dry donut than a wet sticky mess.

    • Hi Katie, I’m sorry to hear that happened. This is the first time I’m hearing about issues with the bake time on this recipe, but I will absolutely adjust the notes.

  • Avatar for Albertina Albertina says:

    This recipe looks so yummy. I found this recipe on Pinterest and now I can’t wait to try it. I love Caprese, and I love the combination of chocolate and banana bread donuts.