Muffins that taste like donuts

This is a classic recipe from This recipe was originally posted by Lotsofhats in 2003.

plate of muffins


Muffins that taste like donuts

several sweet muffins

Muffins that taste like donuts

These muffins taste just like cake donuts
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Muffins
Servings: 24
Calories: 147kcal


  • 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk

Icing for muffins

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In another bowl combine wet ingredients. Once wet and dry ingredients are well blended. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and stir only to combine (do not over mix!). Fill muffin tins 2/3 full and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. 

Icing for muffins

  • Meanwhile, melt 1/2 cup margarine or butter and set aside.  Combine 3/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in another bowl and set aside. Take muffins out, and while they're still hot, dip in melted margarine and then in cinnamon sugar mixture.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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