Rainbow Doughnuts

These delightful treats are so fun to make. The rainbow colours make them bang on trend and just simply, fabulous! Treat the family to these colourful creative snacks.

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Rainbow Doughnuts by Baking Mad

For the batter:

  • 360g Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson)
  • 120g White caster sugar (we use Silver Spoon)
  • ¼tsp Salt
  • 190g Greek yoghurt
  • 1 Egg
  • 80g Olive oil
  • 80ml Milk
  • 1tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 Food colouring squirts of each gel colouring of your colour choice

For the place icing:

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  • 110g Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon)
  • 3tbsp Lemon juice use any flavouring you like


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Gradually add the wet ingredients until just combined (don't add the dyes just yet).
  3. To create the colours for the doughnuts, divide the mixture into 6 smaller bowls.
  4. Add your food gel of choice to each bowl and ensure the colour is mixed through thoroughly.
  5. Use a teaspoon, play the coloured mixtures in a small amount into each cavity of the doughnut pan until 3/4 full. You can swirl it a little to achieve a marbled effect.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until the doughnuts have risen. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tin for a few minutes before removing to cool completely on a rack.

For the icing:

  1. Combine the icing sugar and lemon juice in a bowl.
  2. Mix these together until a runny icing has formed.
  3. Wait until the doughnuts have cooled completely before decorating.

  Tip: the best way to ice the doughnuts is to drop them in upside. Fish them out and this will leave the tops covered nicely and evenly.

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