Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts

Sour cream donuts on parchment lined baking sheet with bite taken out of one

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These quick and easy sour cream donuts are soft and fluffy, just like the ones you buy in bakery! The vanilla glaze adds the perfect amount of sweetness, with every bite leaving you asking for more!


For the donuts:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Canola oil, for frying

For the glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 34 tbsp hot water


To Make the Donuts

Heat the oil in a deep pot in medium heat.

Mix dry ingredients. In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt and set aside.

Mix wet ingredients, then combine with dry. In a different bowl whisk together the sour cream, egg, olive oil, milk, and vanilla extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until a dough is formed.

Roll out dough. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness.

Cut the donut shapes. Use a doughnut cutter or two differently sized biscuit cutters to cut out the donuts. You should get about 12 doughnuts.

Fry the doughnuts a few at a time, being careful not to overcrowd the pot. Fry on each side for about 2 minutes, being careful not to let them burn. Let drain on a paper towel to soak up the excess grease

To Make the Glaze

Mix glaze ingredients. In a medium bowl, mix the powdered sugar, hot water, and vanilla extract until smooth, with no lumps of sugar remaining.

Cover both sides of each donut with the glaze. Place on a wire rack above a sheet pan to catch any excess glaze. Let sit for 20-30 minutes.

Keywords: sour cream donuts, gourmet donuts, donuts no yeast