Glazed Tres Leches Donuts
Recipe Type: Dessert, Baking, Donuts
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Serves: 12 donuts
Dive into these cake donuts soaked in tres leche milks and glazed in a dulce de leche topping.
Sponge Cake Batter:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened, plus more for pans
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⅓ cups all purpose flour
Tres Leche Combo:
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅔ cup whole milk
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk (or heavy whipping cream)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dulce de Leche Icing:
  • See the link above for the icing recipe.
Sponge Cake Batter:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease each slot of a 12-count doughnut pan with butter then coat well in flour. Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer then add eggs one at a time. Beat in salt, vanilla, and baking powder, then slowly mix in flour. Spoon (or pipe using a large round tipped piping bag) into molds and fill to the line. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes until golden brown on top.
  2. Remove pan from oven and allow doughnuts to cool. Use the side of a thin spoon to loosen them from pans, then place them side by side in 1 or 2 large baking dishes or a high-sided pan (I like using 2 13x9s) and gently poke them all over with a toothpick or fork.
Tres Leche Combo:
  1. Whisk the milks and vanilla together in a medium bowl until evenly combined. Pour over doughnuts and allow them to absorb as much as possible, spooning what runs off back over them as they absorb it. You can make them as wet as you'd like.
Dulce de Leche Icing:
  1. Whip cream until it forms stiff peaks then gradually pour in powdered sugar while mixing. Mix in salt and vanilla, then pour in about 1 tablespoon of the dulce de leche and mix just until combined. Use a rubber spatula to fold in the rest of the dulce until icing is smooth and even. Dip the finished doughnuts in icing and place on a tray or wire rack to dry before serving.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at