Rainbow Sprinkle Unicorn Donuts

Brighten up any party or special event with these enchanting Rainbow Sprinkle Unicorn Donuts. These vibrant, eye-catching treats are not only a delight to look at but also a joy to eat, featuring a colorful homemade glaze and a generous dose of magical sprinkles. Whether you’re throwing a birthday party, hosting a brunch, or just in the mood for something fun, these donuts are sure to impress.


For the Unicorn Sprinkle Mix:

  • Assorted colors of nonpareils and sprinkle jimmies

For the Donuts:

  • 2 tsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Neon food coloring (pink, blue, green, purple)

For the Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Prepare the Donut Pan:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C).
    • Lightly spray donut pans with non-stick baking spray to prevent sticking and ensure easy release after baking.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sifted flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside this mixture for later use.
  3. Mix Wet Ingredients:
    • In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, granulated sugar, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth and fully combined.
  4. Combine and Color:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing just until combined to avoid overworking the batter.
    • Divide the batter evenly among four separate bowls. Incorporate three drops of a different neon food coloring into each bowl, mixing well until each color is vibrant and evenly distributed.
  5. Fill Donut Pans:
    • Transfer the colored batter into separate pastry bags. Pipe alternating dots of each color into the donut pans, slightly overlapping the colors to create a marbled or tie-dye effect.
  6. Bake:
    • Bake the donuts in the preheated oven for 9-10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the donuts comes out clean.
    • Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Glaze and Decorate:
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until smooth to create the glaze.
    • Set the wire rack over a baking sheet to catch any drips. Pour the glaze evenly over the cooled donuts, ensuring each one is well-coated.
    • While the glaze is still wet, sprinkle liberally with the unicorn sprinkle mix to decorate.


  • Vibrant Colors: For especially bright and cheerful donuts, consider adding a few more drops of neon food coloring to each batch of batter.
  • Room Temperature Ingredients: To ensure that the batter mixes smoothly, make sure all ingredients are at room temperature before beginning.
  • Excess Glaze and Sprinkles: Place foil or a baking sheet under the wire rack while decorating to catch any excess glaze and sprinkles for easy cleanup.

These Rainbow Sprinkle Unicorn Donuts are the perfect way to add a touch of magic and whimsy to your culinary creations. Ideal for kids’ parties or any occasion that calls for a burst of color and sweetness, these delightful treats are as fun to make as they are to eat. Enjoy the process and the joy these fabulous donuts bring to everyone who tries them!

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