buttermilk glazed donut cake

Gluten-Free Glazed Donut Cake

I am not going to lie … I made this gluten-free glazed donut cake on a Wednesday. Just because. And it was basically gone by Thursday morning – I enjoyed the last piece with my coffee. Pure heaven.

Cake is good any day of the week …

buttermilk glazed donut cake
buttermilk glazed donut cake

This cake was much easier than I expected! My friend posted a buttermilk glazed donut cake recipe from Southern Living Magazine. That’s not really the name, but that title gives you all the information you need to know. 🤣 I knew I could probably make a gluten-free glazed donut version without much trouble. We love cake over here. LOVE. (Victoria Sandwich CakeHow To Make An Exploding Sprinkle Cake {Video}How To Make A Reindeer Cake {Video}Pineapple Tres Leches Cake (gluten free!) … just a few of our faves!) 

buttermilk glazed donut cake
So, being that we can’t go very many places, of course we made it. And ate it for lunch. No rules.
You know a recipe is from Southern Living if it has at least one cup of butter and buttermilk and 2 cups of sugar. This recipe does not disappoint.
buttermilk glazed donut cake on a cake tray
Ready for dessert! Or breakfast
You will not believe how much like a donut this tastes.

Cake for the win!

buttermilk glazed donut cake on a plate


You deserve this cake. It’s hard to believe it’s gluten-free.

One more photo …

buttermilk cake with coffee
For breakfast …
Gluten-Free Glazed Donut Cake

Gluten-Free Glazed Donut Cake

This delicious glazed donut cake tastes just like it should - a donut!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Keyword gluten free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 425 kcal
Author Erin Brighton


  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 c butter room temperature
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 2 teas vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 c gluten free flour all purpose flour blend is fine
  • 2 teas baking powder
  • 1 teas salt
  • 1 teas nutmeg
  • 1/2 teas baking soda
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 1 c powdered sugar


  1. Cream 1 1/2 cups of sugar and 1 cup of room temperature butter for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Whisk together 4 eggs (also at room temp).
  3. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and the four eggs. Mix.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix 3 1/2 cups GF flour with 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
  5. Alternate 1 cup of buttermilk with the flour mixture. Stir a little after each addition.
  6. After everything is mixed together, pour into a greased and floured Bundt Pan.
  7. Cook at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes. Test for doneness with a fork or long toothpick. Let cool on a wire rack for 15-20 minutes and turn onto a smooth surface and immediately flip over. You want the fancy side down.
  8. When the cake is cooled, mix about 1 cup of powdered sugar with some water in a stand mixer until it looks like a glaze.
  9. Pour the glaze over the cooled cake.

gluten free cake
gluten-free glazed donut cake

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Erin Brighton

I am a native New Englander now living in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina and enjoying summers in sea-breezy Scituate, Massachusetts with my five small kids and two large dogs. I love to cook easy, local, and gluten-free for friends and family.

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