Healthy Birthday Cake Donuts Recipe

Indulge in the celebration with these light and airy Healthy Birthday Cake Donuts. Each donut is a delightful twist on traditional birthday cake, packed with flavor but not the calories, making them a perfect treat for any special occasion or just a fun weekend baking project. At only 155 calories per donut, you can enjoy the sweetness without any guilt!


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1.5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp rainbow sprinkles
  • For the glaze:
    • 5 tbsp powdered sugar
    • 1.5 tbsp vanilla creamer or milk (such as NutPods)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg, Greek yogurt, oil, almond milk, and extracts until smooth.
  4. Combine wet and dry ingredients, stirring until uniform. Fold in the sprinkles.
  5. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray and distribute the batter into each cavity.
  6. Bake for 10-13 minutes until light and springy.
  7. Cool donuts to room temperature.
  8. For the glaze, mix powdered sugar with creamer/milk until runny, drizzle over donuts, and top with extra sprinkles.


  • Store unglazed donuts in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Let donuts reach room temperature for softer texture before serving.
  • Only glaze donuts right before serving to maintain freshness.
  • Enjoy with a hot beverage for an extra cozy treat!


Q: Can I use a different type of milk for the batter or glaze? A: Yes, you can substitute any milk you prefer, such as soy, oat, or regular dairy milk, in both the batter and the glaze.

Q: Are these donuts gluten-free? A: No, this recipe uses all-purpose flour, which contains gluten. You can try using a gluten-free flour blend if you need a gluten-free option.

Q: Can I make these donuts vegan? A: To make vegan donuts, substitute the egg with a flax egg (1 tbsp ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tbsp water), use dairy-free yogurt, and ensure your sprinkles are vegan-friendly.

Prep Time

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes


  • Servings: Makes 10 donuts


  • Dessert


  • Baking


  • American


  • Low Calorie


These Healthy Birthday Cake Donuts are not only a joy to make but also a treat to eat. With just a few simple steps, you can create a festive and colorful dessert that’s sure to please everyone at your gathering. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or just craving something sweet, these donuts are a fantastic choice that won’t derail your diet. Enjoy the fun of baking and the delight of eating with this guilt-free recipe!

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