Gluten-free birthday cake doughnuts topped with a white or dark chocolate glaze and naturally dyed sprinkles for a fun and festive treat to enjoy anytime!
We have a Krispy Kreme just down the street from our house which we pass often. It’s usually not a big deal and I rarely even give it a second glance…unless the “hot and ready” sign is on. That sign means fresh, melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts are coming off the conveyer belt at that very moment. It also means a free doughnut to anyone who comes inside (perks at our particular KK store)!
I usually don’t stop. The hot and ready sign is like a bug zapper…and I will not be that stupid bug who gets sucked in and zapped with sugar and calories. But, if my kids are in the car with me it’s pretty much over. My stoic facade usually vanishes with a little begging and pleading from those precious faces. Since I feel weird about walking into a store, taking a freebie, and leaving (I’m sure these doughnut people are banking on that), I usually will buy them 1 extra doughnut each.
Can you guess which doughnuts kids usually go for? Surprise, surprise—the colorful, sprinkle coated one.
Well, now that we have a donut pan, I decided to recreate a healthier, baked version for the kids to enjoy. These buttery vanilla cake doughnuts are topped with a dark (or white) chocolate glaze and naturally colored sprinkles! The cake doughnuts themselves are gluten and refined sugar free and the ganache is made with chocolate and coconut cream instead of tons of powdered sugar.
While these are healthier, they’re still a sweet treat and should be enjoyed in moderation.
The combo of butter cake, chocolate frosting, and sprinkles reminds me a lot of the flavor of classic birthday cake, which was perfect since my sister’s birthday was just a few days ago! She lives alllll the way in Alaska, so it was a way for us to celebrate her birthday from a distance. 🙂
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