These gluten-free fried cake donuts are SO authentic and delicious! Nobody will ever know they aren't full of flour. Speaking of flour, how cute are those edible roses and how perfect are they for Earth Day?
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Gluten-Free Fried Cake Donuts

These gluten-free fried cake donuts are nostalgically authentic and absolutely delicious! Nobody will ever know these gluten-free fried cake donuts aren’t full of flour. Speaking of flour, how fun are these edible roses and how perfect are they for Earth Day?
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fried cake donut recipe, gluten free donuts, gluten free fried cake donuts
Servings: 12 donuts
Calories: 384kcal
Author: Chandice Probst


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1 C sour cream
  • 1 tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 5 T butter (softened) melted
  • 6 C Glutino All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour Blend (OR 1 1/2 C white rice flour, C potato starch, 1 C tapioca starch, 1 C brown rice flour and 1/2 C cornstarch)
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 T butter melted
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp. milk


  • In a standing mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar
  • Add the milk, sour cream, vanilla and melted butter then mix well
  • In another bowl, combine flour(s), baking soda, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well
  • On a HEAVILY gluten-free all-purpose or white rice floured counter, roll out the donut dough (It will be wet) 2 inches thick using plenty of white rice or all-purpose flour to get it workable and to dust the rolling pin
  • Cut the dough into 12 donuts and donut holes
  • Heat the oil either in a deep fryer or deep fry pan until it reaches roughly 375°
  • Fry donuts for 2-3 minutes making sure to flip once
  • Place cooked donuts on a baking rack over a paper towel lined baking sheet to let excess grease drain off
  • Meanwhile, make an easy glaze by whisking powdered sugar, 1 T melted butter and 3 tsp. milk
  • Drizzle over warm donuts or dip the donuts into the glaze
  • Optional: sprinkle with edible rose petals


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 574mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 2mg