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Baked Cake Donuts

Recipe photo courtesy of Bryan Gardner

While cake donuts are traditionally fried, they're just as delicious baked in the oven, with far less cleanup. Toss in powdered sugar or finish with a simple glaze and sprinkles or toasted coconut -- you can't go wrong!

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In a bowl, gently toss warm donuts in 1 cup confectioners' sugar until evenly dusted. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely; reserve bowl with sugar. Toss cooled donuts in sugar again until thoroughly coated.

Let donuts cool completely. Mix 1 cup confectioners' sugar with 2 tablespoons whole milk; tint with gel food coloring, if desired. Dip top of each donut in glaze (donut should be halfway submerged), turning as needed to evenly coat. Transfer to a wire rack. Top with sprinkles; let dry completely.

Let donuts cool completely. Mix 1 cup confectioners' sugar with 1/4 cup whole milk. Dip donuts completely in glaze to coat, then use a fork or chopstick to transfer to a wire rack. Sprinkle with toasted shredded coconut; let dry completely.

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