Galaxy Donuts Recipe

Explore the cosmos in your kitchen with Galaxy Donuts! These stunning treats bring the magic of the night sky into a delicious, eye-catching dessert. Perfect for themed parties, special events, or a fun baking day with family, these donuts will transport you and your guests to a starry wonderland.


  • Donut Base:
    • 2/3 cup milk
    • 1 teaspoon white vinegar (to create homemade buttermilk)
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Galaxy Glaze:
    • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
    • 3 tablespoons whipping cream (plus more if needed for thinning)
    • Pink, purple, and blue food coloring
    • Edible glitter for the finishing cosmic touch


  1. Prepare the Buttermilk:
    • Combine milk and vinegar in a small bowl and place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to thicken.
  2. Make the Donut Batter:
    • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
    • In another bowl, mix sugar, honey, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth.
    • Combine the wet and dry ingredients, adding the homemade buttermilk, and stir until just combined.
  3. Bake the Donuts:
    • Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
    • Grease a donut pan and carefully pour the batter into the donut molds.
    • Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the donuts are golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
    • Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
  4. Create the Galaxy Glaze:
    • Mix confectioners’ sugar with whipping cream and vanilla extract to create a thick glaze.
    • Divide the glaze into separate bowls and stir in the different food colorings to achieve galaxy-like hues.
    • Dip each cooled donut into the glaze or use a spoon to drizzle different colors for a marbled effect.
    • Sprinkle edible glitter on the freshly glazed donuts to mimic stars.

Cooking Tips:

  • Ensure that all ingredients, especially the butter and eggs, are at room temperature to achieve a smoother batter.
  • If the glaze is too thick, gradually add more whipping cream until you reach a glossy, fluid consistency that’s easy to work with.
  • For more vibrant colors, opt for gel food coloring, which tends to be more intense than liquid forms.


Galaxy Donuts are not only a treat to make but also a joy to serve. They combine the art of baking with the creativity of crafting, making them perfect for impressing guests or adding a splash of color to any meal. Enjoy the process of making these ethereal desserts and watch them disappear as quickly as a shooting star!

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