All my blog and Instagram followers know that my weekends with Tanner = donut making weekends. We love to pick flavors together and bake on Saturday and/or Sunday mornings. He’s my little sous chef, and when they’re done, we deliver them to our neighbors to share.

This morning, we went for chocolate protein, whipping up these triple cashew chocolate cake donuts. We hope you love them as much as we did! For being baked and not fried and gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan, these gems are pretty delish.


Donut Ingredients:

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 2 tablespoons avocado or coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar or Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cashew butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter 
  • 1/2 cup water (add more if your batter is too thick; should be soft but not too runny)
  • 4 tablespoons Enjoy Life chocolate chips
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons ground flax and/or chia seeds
  • Optional: for sweeter donuts, add 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cashew butter
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder (or more if you wish!) you can also melt Enjoy Life chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon coconut or avocado oil
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon water for thinner consistency


Donut Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F or use toaster oven, and no preheating needed
  2. Add all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix
  3. Add all wet ingredients into a bowl and mix
  4. Add all ingredients together and blend until batter-like consistency forms
  5. Spray donut pan with coconut or avocado oil
  6. Add batter to donut pan
  7. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until soft and moist, but cooked all the way through (toothpick should come out clean)
  8. Cool donuts for about 20-30 minutes, then top with whipped frosting
  9. Optional: add sprinkles
  10. ENJOY! and share with some gems you love


Shelley + Tanny

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