Coconut Cake Batter Doughnuts Recipe | No Refined Sugar | Vegan

Coconut Cake Batter Doughnuts Recipe

  • Author: Diana of
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 18 mins
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


These healthy Coconut Cake Batter Doughnuts are made without refined sugars. Even the frosting! Try this for a fun dessert variation that is ready in 30 minutes or less.


  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon Earth Balance, melted and cooled – keep separated
  • 3/4 cup Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus more for topping, optional
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles, plus more for topping, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk (I used macadamia)
  • 1 flaxseed egg (see Note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Nikki’s Vanilla Cake Batter Coconut Butter


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. Brush a 6-count doughnut pan with 1 teaspoon melted Earth Balance.
  2. In a medium-large bowl, add flour, coconut sugar, 1/4 cup coconut flakes, 2 tablespoons sprinkles (if using), baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  3. In another medium-large bowl, whisk together non-dairy milk and egg. Add melted and cooled Earth Balance, vanilla extract, and white vinegar and whisk to combine.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and gently mix until just combined (careful to not over-mix).
  5. Evenly distribute in doughnut pan. Bake for 7-10 minutes, until doughnuts are cooked through (when a toothpick inserted into the doughnut comes out clean).
  6. When doughnuts are cool, prep the frosting. In a bowl that the doughnuts can lay flat in, add Nikki’s Vanilla Cake Batter Coconut Butter and heat in the microwave until just melted, start with 10 seconds and add 2-5 until just melted. Whisk until smooth.
  7. Dip the smooth top of the doughnut into the coconut butter. Top with sprinkles if using. Top with coconut flakes, if using.
  8. Serve and enjoy!


To make a flaxseed egg: before beginning the recipe, mix 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons water. Let sit at least 10 minutes.

Note: Most likely the sprinkles you use will not be refined sugar free if you need the finished doughnuts to be 100% refined sugar free.

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