Recipe Review

These Oreo Cake Donuts Use Only 5 Ingredients

published Oct 13, 2022
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Despite the assumption of it being too complicated or daunting of a task to take on, in my opinion homemade donuts are quite easy to make. While there’s always the option of picking up something from Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’, or any other donut shop local to your area, making them at home is a bit more satisfying.

If, however, you’re still looking for a recipe that proves my notion of it not being too complicated, chef Josh Elkin of Recipe Champions has a quick and easy option for you to cut your donut-making teeth on. The Oreo cake donut recipe calls for five ingredients, which might already be in your pantry — especially if you’re a fan of the iconic sandwich cookie.

Using a food processor, crumble Oreo cookies and set some of the crumbs to the side to use as your topping later. Then, combine the cookie crumbles and self-rising flour in a stand mixer. Make sure the dry ingredients are fully blended before adding Greek yogurt.

Once your dough is fully combined, knead it on a floured surface for about a minute, until smooth. You’ll then roll out your dough and use a donut cutter or two cookie cutters to cut out your donuts. (If you don’t have either, you can always use a cupcake pan instead.) Place them onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet, cover them and allow them to rest for about 5 minutes.

Pop the donuts into the oven for 10 minutes at 400°F, flipping them halfway through the cooking process. Remove the pastries from the oven, and while cooling, make your glaze by combining powdered sugar and corn syrup. Dip your cooled donuts into the glaze and allow any excess to drip off before placing them on a wire rack. Immediately dust the donuts with your reserved cookie crumbs to allow the glaze and garnish to set together. And voila! Super-simple and delicious donuts for you to enjoy.

The simplicity of this recipe means you can even get young children involved in baking these homemade goodies with little mess or risk of not getting it quite right. And to me, that’s a true win-win.