My daughter had her heart set on dougnuts and I knew unless I made them for her she would not have them. I read several recipes and began experimenting with ingredients that were safe for her. We have family staying from the UK at the moment so I thought it would be a nice treat to make some for breakfast today. My daughter suggested the icing I had used on my son’s solar system birthday cake this year (picture at the end of the post), so, I whipped some up and she was right – a delicious combination!


  • 150g white rice flour
  • 70g tapioca/arrowroot flour
  • 100g raw sugar
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp guar gum
  • ½ tsp Himalayan salt
  • 125g melted margarine/butter (I used Nuttelex)
  • ¾ cup milk (I used Cocoquench – a mix of rice and coconut milk)
  • 1 egg (no-egg = 1 heaped tsp no-egg powder + 2 Tbs of milk)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl
  3. Mix wet ingredients together. I used my Thermomix to mix the wet ingredients together (milk, + milk for the no-egg mixture & melted Nuttelex).
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix gently together.
  5. Spray a doughnut tin, I used rice bran oil.
  6. Fill the doughnut sections ¾ full with mixture
  7. Bake 20 minutes
  8. Turn out on a wire rack to cool slightly before icing to serve. You could also top them with a sugar and cinnamon mixture instead of icing them.

Chocolate Royal Icing


  • 1 cup pure icing sugar (sifted)
  • 2 tsp Orgran no-egg powder
  • 1 Tbs Cacao
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 Tbs water (add small amounts extra to get the desired consistency)


  1. Shift icing sugar and cacao together and stir in the no-egg powder
  2. Add the vanilla paste and water and stir together until desired consistency reached
  3. Ice the doughnuts using a knife

NB: This icing can be made as white if you omit the cacao and add a little extra icing sugar to replace it. Also, food dyes such as Hopper can be used to colour this icing to make any desired colours.

I searched high and low for my doughnut tin but I later saw them in Big W here in Australia!


My son’s 6th birthday cake – The Solar System (I used this royal icing recipe for the brown, white and yellow icing).




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