Cinnamon Coffee Cake Donuts

Tender, moist Cinnamon Coffee Cake Donuts with a chunky cinnamon streusel and sweet cinnamon glaze. This baked cinnamon donut recipe is perfect for a weekend or weekday breakfast!

Love donuts? Our homemade chocolate donuts are just the best!! Or give our little cinnamon donut bites a try for an on-the-go treat.

Coffee cake donuts on a wire rack.

Why this Recipe is Best

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Cinnamon Coffee Cake. There’s something so cozy about a hot mug of coffee and a streusel-topped cake!

Cinnamon Coffee Cake Donuts are breakfast cake and a donut all in one.

  • Baked, not fried. These donuts are easy to make with no mess from splashing oil.
  • Streusel topping. You’ll love the brown sugar crumb!
  • Cinnamon glaze. A drizzle of sweet icing makes your donuts complete.
  • Individual servings. Baking coffee cake in a donut shape makes them even easier to transport and share.

Ingredients Notes

Ingredients needed to make coffee cake donuts.

Unsalted butter – Makes baked donuts rich and flavorful with a tender crumb. Let the butter soften at room temperature before adding it to therecipe.

Milk – You can use any kind of milk, even unsweetened nondairy milk, in these cinnamon donuts.

Cinnamon – You will need this warming spice for the donut batter along with the streusel topping and the glaze.

Light brown sugar – This is the key to perfect sweetness, flavor and texture in the crumb topping.

Powdered sugar – Also called confectioner’s sugar, it creates a sweet and smooth glaze that’s drizzled on top of the baked streusel donuts.

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make coffee cake donuts.

First prepare your donut pan. Grease or spray all of the cavities with baking spray.

Next, make the donut batter. Once the ingredients are well combined, spoon it into a large ziploc bag and snip off the corner. Then squeeze batter into each donut cavity.

Make the streusel. Combine dry ingredients with melted butter until crumbly. Pat the streusel crumbs evenly over the donut batter.

Bake doughnuts in a 350 degree oven for 10-13 minutes, until lightly browned. Allow them to cool in pan 5 minutes, then flip the donuts out onto a wire rack.

Top with glaze. Whisk the sugar, milk and cinnamon and drizzle over cooled donuts. Allow the glazed cinnamon donuts to set (about 5 minutes) and enjoy!

Cinnamon donuts with streusel on a white plate.

Tips and Tricks

  • Storing: These donuts are best enjoyed fresh, within a day of baking. Store leftovers at room temperature in an airtight container.
  • Grease your pan. Don’t forget to generously coat your donut pan with baking spray! You don’t want your donuts to become casualties of an ungreased pan. Or use our cake release.
  • Perfect glaze. Add the milk a little at a time until your cinnamon glaze reaches the consistency you prefer. As written, this recipe makes a glaze that’s easy to pour but thick enough to set up well on the donuts.

Recipe FAQs

How many donuts does this recipe make?

This recipe makes enough for 6 regular size donuts or 12 miniature donuts.

What kind of donut pan do I need? Can I make this recipe without one?

I love this donut pan from Norpro! If you don’t have a donut pan, you can make this recipe as muffins or mini muffins too.

Why are they called “coffee cake donuts” when there’s no coffee in the recipe?

Just like coffee cake, these donuts are meant to be served WITH coffee. There is no coffee in cinnamon donuts themselves.

What’s the best way to remove baked donuts from the pan?

I use a butter knife to wriggle the donuts loose, then flip them right onto the wire rack. If you grease your pan well, these slide out of the donut cavities quite easily after baking.

Cinnamon donut with one bite taken.

More Breakfast Recipes

Yield: 6 donuts

Coffee Cake Donuts

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Tender, moist Coffee Cake Donuts with a chunky cinnamon streusel and sweet cinnamon glaze. Baked, not fried, and perfect for a delicious Saturday morning breakfast!


For the donut:

  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

For the streusel:

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Spray donut pan with non stick baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, begin making the donut batter. Combine the sugar with butter and beat until blended. Add in the egg. Mix in the milk, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Beat until combined (about 1-2 minutes).
  3. Once it's all combined, spoon it into a large ziploc bag and snip off the corner. Then squeeze into each donut cavity, evenly distributing the batter between donuts.
  4. For the streusel, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and melted butter with a fork. Spoon over batter.
  5. Bake for 10-13 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool in pan about 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  6. For the glaze, whisk together the sugar, milk, and cinnamon until smooth. Drizzle over cooled donuts and allow to set, about 5 minutes. ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 donut

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 162mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 1gSugar: 45gProtein: 5g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Can’t decide between coffee cake and donuts? You can satisfy both cravings with this easy recipe for Cinnamon Coffee Cake Donuts!

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Posted on January 3, 2022

Comments & Reviews

  1. Hi, these look delish! Going to try them soon.
    But where’s the coffee in the recipe? Isn’t it cinnamon coffee Cake doughnuts ?

  2. Since I don’t have a doughnut pan, can i use my jumbo muffin pan instead? How long will be the baking time?

  3. These cake donuts are calling my name! They will be perfect with a cup of latte in the morning!

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