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Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

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I am trying to keep my composure while writing this intro.  I am in love with these donuts, nothing else to say.  Well, I will say more.  They are soft, baked, topped with a sweet glaze and full of pumpkin spice and vanilla ice cream baked inside!

Now, don’t expect to take a bite and taste the ice cream.  It is added more for a perfectly soft bouncy texture and vanilla kick.

Hope you all enjoy my donuts…..and psst tomorrow, go to my giveaway page and enter to win your own new Wilton Donut Pan, there will be 10 winners.  Yay!!

Start with adding all of your donut ingredients to a large mixing bowl.  I started with the flour 🙂


Keep adding….the baking powder, salt and cinnamon.


Bring on the sugar and pumpkin.


Love this shot of the egg.


Add a touch of vanilla.


I added 2 Tablespoons of vanilla pudding mix, but have made the donuts without.  I like the flavor and texture it brings, but if you don’t have it you can make without.


Time for the ice cream!  Oh yah!


Melt your ice cream for about 30 seconds until just melted and add right to the bowl.


Give her a good mix.


It’ll look just like this.  Yum!


Here’s the donut pan I used.  It is by Wilton.  I LOVE it.  Be sure to check my giveaway page tomorrow.  Wilton is giving away 10 pans for y’all!

Fill your donut pans and time to bake!


When the donuts come out of the oven.  Let them cool for 10 minutes then prepare the glaze.  Powdered sugar and heavy cream.


Ahhh, perfect!


Take your cute baked donut and get it ready to dip.

Oh yah, this is my favorite part.

Soft, delicious and gorgeous!



Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Glazed Donuts

3/4 cup all purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix

3/4 cup ice cream (measured before melting)

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup heavy cream (you my need a couple tablespoons more if too thick)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Place flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, sugar, pumpkin, egg, vanilla and pudding mix into a large mixing bowl.

3. Place ice cream into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds or until just barely melted. Pour into mixing bowl and combine with other ingredients until well combined. Scoop batter into prepared donut pan (in batches if necessary). Bake for 15-20 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

4. To prepare the glaze, place powdered sugar and cream into a bowl, whisking to combine. Add more cream if needs thinning out. Dip tops of donuts in glaze and serve!

Makes 9-11 donuts


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  1. 51
    KATOGUY says:

    Love pumpkin anything! Adding ice cream to the recipe is an exciting twist. Will definitely try these luscious darlings soon! By the way, I love your website. The inclusion of all the step-by-step pictures with the recipe is dynamic; have never seen such a fine presentation.

  2. 52
    Diane M. says:

    I LOVE cake doughnuts with a big glass of milk!

  3. 53
    Serena says:

    My favorite kind of donut is old fashioned w/ chocolate frosting. MMM

  4. 54
    Kari says:

    Pumpkin with maple glaze.

  5. 55
    Lindsey C. says:

    My favorite are the chocolate cake doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. Oh please let me win, I gotta give your recipe a try!

  6. 56
    Debbie S. says:

    jelly filled donuts are my fav!!!

  7. 57
    Allean says:

    Can’t wait to make these but I need a donut pan. I would love to win one…:-)

  8. 58
    Maria Ortiz-Cintron says:

    Excited about this give away. Favorite donut? The glazed whole wheat from Dunkin – it’s really good!

  9. 59
    Shawn Pugel says:

    I never met a doughnut I did’t like

  10. 60
    Cathie Stratton says:

    my favorite kind of donut is a sugar raised donut, when I was expecting my 2nd daughter I lived on these donuts!

  11. 61
    Erin says:

    I love it when you bake with ice cream! I can’t wait to try this recipe and get my hands on one of those pans! Thanks for sharing great stuff, as usual! 🙂

  12. 62
    Jo F. says:

    These look gorgeous, and what a pretty plate too! 🙂

  13. 63

    I have always wondered if those donut pans work or not and they look like they work great! I can’t wait to purchase one and try them out.

  14. 64
    Tara says:

    I made these tonight, and they were good, but I’m wondering if I did something wrong, cause they have a slight tart taste to them. Is that how they’re supposed to be?

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    Lina says:

    Wow! Did you ever think about putting melted ice cream in the glaze? Super delicious, I would bet!

  17. 67
    Wenderly says:

    Absolutely stunning. I loved the photo of the egg too! Can’t wait to try these delicious donuts!!!

  18. 68
    Tammy P. says:

    These look Yummy!!! I have looked in all of the stores in my area for a donut pan, no luck.Has anybody tried making this recipe in a muffin pan? I think i am going to try it because it looks soooooo good!!! Any suggestions on what stores carry donut pans?

  19. 69
    Kristen says:

    What a perfect combination!

  20. 70

    I didn’t know you can use ice cream for baking! I NEED that donut pan…my mom won’t get me one xD

  21. 71

    shut the door. you put ice cream IN your donuts?! genius. I love it.

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  23. 73
    Melissa says:

    These look so tasty! I had to try them today but they taste bitter like I put too much baking powder in them, does it really call for 1 TBSP of powder? Something is off…

    • 73.1
      Jenny says:

      Hi Melissa,
      I wonder what happened? I’ve made them a dozen times already and don’t taste the bitter. You are using baking powder right? I wonder if different brands of baking powder make a difference? Weird.

  24. 74

    wow these look amazing! That batter looks so good, I just wish I could grab a spoonful!

  25. 75
    Kacie says:

    I’ve been needing a donut pan for yummy recipes like this one!

  26. 76
    Kim says:

    Made these! They are delish! My kids LOVED them and are begging for more.

  27. 77

    DELICIOUS!! I recently bought a doughnut baking tray, I think this may very well be the first doughnuts I bake :). I love that you added the ice cream, I made ice cream bread before using and the consistency is to die for.

  28. 78

    Oh, wow, these sound truly amazing! I’d be afraid I’d eat the entire recipe all by myself 🙂

  29. 79

    These look sinful! I must have 10 of ’em!

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  32. 82
    Char says:

    I made these with a mini donut maker! so cute and delicious! Thank you so much.

  33. 83
    Christine says:

    These are by far my favorite baked donuts, and no other recipe comes close to comparing. My issue is- what do I do when I want a great donut that isn’t pumpkin? Can I omit it? I feel like leaving it out will do something to the texture and ruin what i love about these donuts. Please help!!

  34. 84
    Desiree says:

    Looks great! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    Patty Slivka says:

    Can you do a muffin with this recipe?
    Just incase I do not win the dounut pan 🙂

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