Active Time
45 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 30 Mins
Yield
Serves 20 (serving size: 1 donut)
Photo: Christopher Testani

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare the donuts, preheat oven to 375°F. Coat 2 (12-cavity) donut pans with cooking spray, and set pans aside.

Step 2

Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine buttermilk, oil, 1/4 cup water, vanilla, 1 teaspoon almond extract, and egg in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture; stir to combine. Fill a piping bag or ziplock bag with batter; if using a ziplock bag, snip a hole in bottom corner. Pipe batter into pans, filling each cavity halfway. (This could get a little messy.)

Step 3

Bake at 375°F for 12 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted into a donut comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove donuts from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 4

To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, cream, and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, stirring with a whisk until smooth (add a little water if glaze is too thick). Dip donuts halfway into glaze to coat tops; turn over, and dry on wire rack.

Step 5

To prepare decorations, knead a few drops of food coloring into marzipan; cut into shapes with small cookie cutters, and place on donuts.

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