Irish Coffee Cake Donuts (GF, DF)

Coffee cake meets Irish coffee in this sweet cake donut. If you would prefer to omit the Irish whiskey or are sensitive to it, replace it with unsweetened almond milk, or non-dairy milk of your choice.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12 -14
Author Tessa Fisher


  • Donuts:
  • ½ cup sorghum flour
  • 1 cup almond flour/meal
  • ½ cup tapioca starch/flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil slightly cooled
  • Irish Coffee Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar I blitzed unrefined sugar in the blender to make my own
  • 3 tablespoons Irish whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons crushed pistachios for garnish optional


  1. Donuts: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 6-cavity nonstick donut pan with coconut oil (if you have two pans, even better!).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, then add almond milk, coffee, and coconut oil and whisk until combined. Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture and whisk again until combined.
  3. Spoon batter into donut cavities, filling ¾ of the way full. Bake for 17-18 minutes, or until donuts start to turn golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow donuts to cool in pan for 2 to 3 minutes. Loosen edges with a knife and turn donuts out, allowing them cool the rest of the way on a cooling rack. Repeat until you've used all the batter.
  4. Irish Coffee Glaze: While the donuts are baking, in a small bowl whisk together powdered sugar, Irish whiskey, and coffee. If you would like a thicker glaze, add more powdered sugar a little bit at a time.
  5. Assembly: Place a piece of parchment paper under the cooling rack. Spoon glaze over tops of donuts. The donuts will soak up some of the glaze, so I gave each donut a light layer of glaze, then went back and did a second coat. Sprinkle with crushed pistachio if desired. Allow glaze to set about 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from my Blueberry Cinnamon Cake Donuts.

For the flours listed above, I use Bob's Red Mill brand. You can find these flours at most grocery stores, at Thrive Market online, Target, or Amazon.