Wouldn’t be a new year without some bubbly!

These baked Champagne Doughnuts are a delightful light and fluffy cake. Made with brut champagne in the dough and in the glaze, these are perfect for any New Year’s celebration. So if you need a quick, guaranteed to please dessert to show off your baking skills before counting down the seconds to a new year, this recipe is for you!

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Champagne Donuts

Champagne Donuts

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 stick butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup of your preferred champagne
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 cup of your preferred champagne
  • Silver and gold sugar crystals **optional**


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and prepare your donut pans.


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat together your butter, brown sugar, and oil on a high speed.
  2. One at a time, add your eggs and beat in well on a medium speed.
  3. Switching to a low speed, blend in your vanilla.
  4. Staying on that same low speed, blend in your flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Increase your mixing speed to a medium-low and mix in your milk and champagne until your donut batter is smooth.
  6. Fill each donut well in your donut pan about halfway full.
  7. Place your donut pans into the oven and back for 18 - 20 minutes or until your cake tester comes out clean and the donuts have a light spring back when touched.
  8. Once your donuts have baked, allow to cool in donut pans for 5 minutes before removing and allow to cool completely while you make your champagne glaze.

Champagne Glaze

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together your sifted powdered sugar and champagne on a high speed until you have a thick honey-like consistency.

Putting it All Together

  1. Dip or spoon your champagne glaze over the donuts. Feel free to glaze your donuts lightly or heavily per your taste.
  2. If using, top each donut with your festive sprinkles and enjoy!


  • Room Temperature Ingredients: Be sure to allow your dairy ingredients to reach room temperature. Room temperature ingredients not only combine more effortlessly (no over-mixing needed) but they also trap air so much better. This trap air will expand and produce a fluffy texture during your baking process.
  • Prepared Pan: There will always be the "next best way to prepare your pan" article. Simply put however, the most effective way i find in my kitchen is a light rub of shortening around the sides, parchment paper on the bottom of the pan (for majority of baking pans), & a very light dusting of flour (cocoa powder for chocolate baked goods) all throughout.
  • Champagne Glaze: You may need to adjust the champagne and sifted powdered sugar ratio to achieve your desired glaze consistency.

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