Allergy-Friendly Spiced Cake Donuts

“Mom, can you make some donuts that I can have?”  That is what my baby asked me.  My heart melted.  Thankfully, I remembered seeing this recipe on Cyble Pascal’s blog.  I ordered a couple of donut pans from Amazon and picked up some gluten-free flour mix.  This recipe is a bit fussy for my style but when your baby asks for donuts, you make donuts!

Allergy-Friendly Spiced Cake Donuts


  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbs Coconut Milk
  • ½ tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Gluten-Free Flour Mix
  • ¼ tsp Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1/8th tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8th tsp Nutmeg
  • ½ cup Sucanat or Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Palm Shortening
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix egg substitute and set aside.
  3. Combine coconut milk and lemon juice and set aside.
  4. Combine dry ingredients and whisk well.  Cyble suggests spooning the flour mixture into a measuring cup and levelling off so you don’t end up with too much flour.
  5. Combine remaining shortening, vanilla and egg substitute.  Beat 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  6. With the mixer on, sift in 1/3 of the flour mixture and then add 1/2 of the milk mixture.  Repeat.  Sift in the final 1/3 of the flour mixture and beat until smooth.  Do not over mix.
  7. Spoon mixture into donut pan filling donut holes 7/8 full.  Tap the pan against the counter a few times to settle batter into pan.
  8. Bake 15 minutes until lightly golden.  Let cool 5 minutes and transfer to cooling rack.
  9. Dip the donut in the glaze and let the glaze set.  Enjoy!

Donut Glaze



  1. Combine all ingredients and mix until smooth.

You may also enjoy Double Chocolate Chip Scones Recipe (Gluten-free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free) with a nice hot cup of Dairy-Free Pumpkin Spice Latte (Starbucks Copycat!)

This post is part of Tea Party Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, and Friday Food.

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3 Responses to “Allergy-Friendly Spiced Cake Donuts”

  1. Mary says:

    These look great, Nancy. I bet your heart just melted when he asked for them so sweetly!

    P.S. I just discovered that chia seeds could be substituted for eggs as well. I had no idea and I always have them in the house!

  2. Nancy says:

    I wonder if the coconut milk in this recipe is from a can or coconut beverage from a carton??

    • Nancy says:

      Hi Nancy, I think either one would work just fine. The original recipe actually called for rice milk. I hope you enjoy them!