Galaxy Donuts

Donuts as beautiful as the night sky — and they’re delicious too!


  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream (plus a little extra, if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • Pink, purple and blue food coloring
  • Edible glitter


  1. Combine the milk and vinegar in a small bowl. Place in the fridge for 15 minutes to chill - this makes homemade buttermilk!
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar, honey, egg and vanilla extract. Add the buttermilk and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined - make sure not to overmix.
  3. Spoon the batter into a piping bag fitted with a round tip and pipe into a greased doughnut pan. 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.
  4. Make the glaze: Whisk together 1 tablespoon half and half cream and the vanilla extract. Add the confectioner's sugar and whisk until fully combined. If the glaze is too thick, add a dash more whipping cream. Divide the glaze into 4 bowls. Leave one bowl white and dye the remaining deep shades of pink, blue and purple. Dollop the 4 colors into a bowl, swirling them together to create a swirly pattern.
  5. Dunk the doughnuts into the glaze and return to the wire rack. Sprinkle some edible glitter on top. Allow the glaze to dry for 20 minutes, and enjoy!