Hot Cross Bun Baked Doughnuts

The tasty flavours of a hot cross bun in doughnut form. My Hot Cross Bun Baked Doughnuts are a light and fluffy way to enjoy the flavours we all know and love. 

Course Snack, Doughnut
Cuisine American, British
Keyword Hot Cross Bun, doughnuts
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 227 kcal
Author Curly


For the doughnuts

  • 190 g plain flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¹⁄8 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 orange zested
  • 30 g butter melted
  • 95 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 60 ml oil sunflower or vegetable
  • 125 ml milk
  • Spray oil

For the glaze

  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 45 g butter melted & cooled slightly
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • Pinch of cinnamon

For the cross

  • 30 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC (fan, 220ºC non fan) spray the doughnut trays with oil

  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and orange zest

  3. In a separate large bowl, mix together the melted butter, vegetable oil and sugar. Once this is combined, mix the egg and the milk

  4. Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry, mixing until only just combined before adding more liquid

  5. Once all combined, spoon the doughnut batter into a piping bag and pipe into the prepared tin. You only need one layer of batter in each doughnut ring. This is an example of too much mix! 

  6. Bake in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes or until a cocktail stick comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack

  7. When the doughnuts are cool, make the glaze by mixing the icing sugar in a bowl with the melted butter and milk. Add in a pinch of cinnamon 

  8. Dunk each doughnut into the glaze and turn it around making sure the top of each doughnut is completely covered

  9. Leave the glaze to set for 10 minutes or so before making the cross. Mix the icing sugar and milk together and spoon it into a piping bag. Cut a very small hole in the end and pipe a cross on each cupcake

  10. Leave to set for a few minutes before tucking in

Recipe Notes

These are best eaten on the day you bake them.

Nutritional information is given as a guide only.

Nutrition Facts
Hot Cross Bun Baked Doughnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.