Magical Unicorn Donuts

Desserts | April 23, 2017 | By

This past week, Starbucks introduced their limited-time, crazed Unicorn Frappuccino and the public went nuts!  I’m sure you heard about it all over the news!  With mixed reviews, the Unicorn Frap days are close to being behind us (It ends today, April 23 and most stores are sold out), I knew that I had to jump in on this!  However, when look at the amount of sugar in those frozen drinks, I was just floored! Working in the health care industry, I know that the amount of sugar given in one of those frozen drinks is nearly 3x what you should having a day! But you can rest assured that there is not NEAR that amount of sugar in this fun favorite at our home – Unicorn Donuts!  You are going to love these, with or without the kids!  They are fun, simple and wont consume your days schedule.  And for us, I find the most value in the amount of the donuts it makes – only 6!  The perfect amount for your family.

I bet you are thinking – what is the flavor?  Since Starbucks had bad reviews on their flavor (I heard something like ground up gummy worms), I can certainly see why that is your concern – but you know me… these are a tasty! Classic vanilla!

When you prepare these and drop in the dough, you can leave it as it ism for a chunky look or you can swirl it around.  I like to swirl mine! 🙂  But don’t worry – I will walk you through the whole thing! Let’s get cooking!

Unicorn Donuts
Yields 6
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
7 min
Total Time
37 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
7 min
Total Time
37 min
  1. 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp buttermilk
  2. 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  3. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 1 tsp baking powder
  5. ¼ cup sugar
  6. 2 tbsp honey
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. Pink, Purple (or red/Blue), Yellow, Green & Blue food coloring gel
  1. 3 tbsp whipping cream
  2. 1 cup powdered sugar
  3. Rainbow sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Whisk together the flour and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar, honey, egg and vanilla extract. Add the buttermilk and mix until combined.
  4. Add to the dry ingredients and milk until just combined – make sure not to over-mix.
  5. Divide the mixture into 6 bowls and dye them the colors of the rainbow.
  6. Spoon the batter into a greased doughnut pan, creating a rainbow pattern.
  7. Bake at 400F for 7 minutes. Cool for 1 minute in the pan, then flip the pan over to remove the doughnuts and cool completely on a wire rack.
  1. Whisk together the whipping cream and the confectioner’s sugar and whisk until fully combined. Dunk each doughnut into the glaze and return to the wire rack.
  2. Top with rainbow sprinkles and enjoy!
Adapted from PankoBunny
Adapted from PankoBunny
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