Caramel Sprinkle Baked Doughnuts #HalloweenTreatsWeek

Caramel Sprinkled Baked Doughnuts are a simple baked donut recipe, topped with a caramel dip and coated in Halloween inspired sprinkles.

Disclaimer: This recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek. I received product samples from our sponsors. All opinions are 100% my own.

Baking doughnuts is so easy. Especially these Caramel Sprinkled Baked Doughnuts! Every time I pull out my doughnut pan I wonder why I don’t make them more frequently. Whisk up some ingredients, pour into a pan and bake for usually less than 10 minutes. How many homemade baked desserts recipes are easier than that?


I tackle the really important questions here on Cookaholic Wife. Like doughnut vs donut. You know you were waiting for this very important, only to be taken seriously information. Doughnut is the original, more preferred spelling. Donut is the Americanized, shortened version that is also accepted. Personally, I can’t stand typing and seeing the red squiggle under words, so “Doughnut” it is for me.


Yes and no. It all depends on the ingredients and toppings. The base of this donut, before the caramel and sprinkles are added is 192 calories. A similar fried donut is 237 calories before caramel and sprinkles are added.


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup prepared caramel dip
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 425. Spray a doughnut pan with baking spray.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, butter and egg. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until no lumps remain.
  • Fill doughnut pan 2/3 full with batter. Bake for 7-8 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes. Set up a wire rack on top of a parchment or foil lined large baking sheet. (Easy clean up!!) Remove donuts from pan and put on wire rack.
  • Microwave caramel dip until smooth. Dip top of doughnut into caramel. Cover in sprinkles. Place on rack to let drip and dry.


If you prefer chocolate to caramel, I have these Monster Mash Chocolate Doughnuts. Or if brown butter and bourbon are more your jam, I have those covered too. And there’s also the wonderful, Cake Batter Doughnuts.


Caramel Sprinkle Baked Doughnuts

Caramel Sprinkled Baked Doughnuts are a simple baked doughnut (donut) recipe, topped with a caramel dip and coated in Halloween inspired sprinkles.

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 18 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Donuts
  • Method: Baking


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup  caramel dip
  • 1/4 cup halloween sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 425. Spray a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and melted butter.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix just until no lumps remain.
  5. Scoop batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling each donut cavity 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 7-8 minutes or until lightly golden.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
  8. Place foil or parchment on a large baking sheet and place the wire rack of donuts on top.
  9. Microwave the caramel dip for 30-45 seconds or until smooth.
  10. Dip each donut into the caramel dip and then coat with sprinkles.
  11. Discard foil/parchment for easy clean up.
  12. Store donuts in an airtight container for 2 days, but best eaten the day of.

Keywords: caramel spinkle baked doughnuts, baked doughnuts, donuts, baked donuts, halloweentreatsweek

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“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

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For the 2nd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 41 fantastically talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 160 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!

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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away a “Dinner and Dessert Set” – ONE 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker, a Pyrex mixing bowl set plus some fun Dixie Crystals items like a Dixie Crystal Apron and Cookbook!


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Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Peppermint, 1.5oz Almond, 1 bottle vanilla cinnamon sugar, 1 bottle pumpkin pie spice



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Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Texturra 7-Piece Bakeware Set


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Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away a large baking box of goodies! Sweets and Treats will send one lucky winner a large assortment of sprinkles and lines and other samples of their products!


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Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a set of Holiday Treat Decorations (1 Gummy Assortment, 1 Marshmallow Snowman, 1 Toy Solider and 1 Gingerbread Men)


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Prize # 6Litehouseis giving away the following: 1 Litehouse® Honeycrisp Apple Cider, 1 Litehouse® Old Fashioned Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel & 1 Litehouse® Chocolate Dip, Snack Packs

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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop, Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.


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