Glow Party Donut Recipe

Glow Party Donuts are a delicious moist cake donut with the glow-in-the-dark design you won’t want to miss. You need these yummy donuts at your next party!

How to Make Glow Party Donuts

I have had far more donuts in my life than I’d like to admit, and these glow party donuts are truly out of this world! 

glow party donuts with green, pink, and yellow splatters

This cake donut recipe is so pillowy soft and moist! Adding a glow design is just the icing on the cake. 

And honestly, just making these donuts might even be more fun than the glow party! Make sure that you get your kids involved because splattering a donut with glow-paint is a blast!

Be sure to check out my Glow in the Dark Cake and Glow Cupcake recipes too if you have a glow party coming up!

glow party donuts with glow splatters

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Ingredients

ingredients for glow party donuts
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour, scooped and leveled
  • 1 cup milk
  • Roklum glow-in-the-dark colors
  • Lemon extract
  • Black candy melts

Some additional tools you may need: 

  • Mixing bowls
  • Donut pan
  • Microwave-safe bowl
  • Black light

How to Make Glow Party Donuts 

glow party donuts pile sitting on a marble countertop

Don’t forget to download the full printable recipe below so you can print it out and use it whenever you feel like making this delicious recipe!

  • To make these glow party donuts, start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees. 
  • Prepare your donut pans by greasing them with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, vegetable oil, and sugar until smooth.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again until combined.
  • Next, add the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt and stir until combined. 
  • Start adding the flour and milk, alternating between the two until the batter is combined. Try not to overmix! 
  • Spoon the batter into the donut pan until they are about ¾ full.
  • Bake the donuts for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • Remove the pans from the oven and let the donuts cool for about 5-7 minutes in the pans before removing them to a wire rack to cool.
  • When the donuts are cool, melt your chocolate by microwaving at medium power for 2 minutes. 
  • Stir the chocolate and microwave again at 15-second intervals until it’s completely melted. 
  • Dip each donut in the melted chocolate and return to the cooling rack to set.
  • Use a tiny bit of Rolkum powder and a small amount of lemon extract and mix together in a small bowl. 
  • Splatter the donuts with the Rolkum mixture to add glow splatters.
glow party donuts with glow splatters

Tips Tricks and FAQs 

  • If you can’t find black candy melts, you can also use brown chocolate melts. Just use black food coloring and add it to the melted chocolate until you reach a black color! 
  • It’s so much easier to fill your donut pan with a piping bag or even a plastic bag with the corner snipped. Just put the batter in the piping bag and pipe it into the pan! It’ll be so much easier than trying to spoon the batter without getting it everywhere. 
  • Make sure that you cover the surfaces where you are planning to splatter your donuts. It can get pretty messy splattering this “paint” around so you’ll want to lay down a tablecloth, newspaper, or whatever you have around. And if your kids are helping you, make sure they are wearing clothes you don’t mind glowing a bit!

Storage

Store these donuts at room temperature in an airtight container. If kept airtight they should last about 4-5 days!

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Glow Party Donuts

glow party donuts pile sitting on a marble countertop

Glow Party Donuts are a delicious moist cake donut with the glow-in-the-dark design you won’t want to miss. 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour, scooped and leveled
  • 1 cup milk
  • Roklum glow-in-the-dark colors
  • Lemon extract
  • Black candy melts

Instructions

  1. To make these glow party donuts, start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Prepare your donut pans by greasing them with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, vegetable oil, and sugar until smooth.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again until combined.
  5. Next, add the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt and stir until combined. 
  6. Start adding the flour and milk, alternating between the two until the batter is combined. Try not to overmix! 
  7. Spoon the batter into the donut pan until they are about ¾ full.
  8. Bake the donuts for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  9. Remove the pans from the oven and let the donuts cool for about 5-7 minutes in the pans before removing them to a wire rack to cool.
  10. When the donuts are cool, melt your chocolate by microwaving at medium power for 2 minutes. 
  11. Stir the chocolate and microwave again at 15-second intervals until it’s completely melted. 
  12. Dip each donut in the melted chocolate and return to the cooling rack to set.
  13. Use a tiny bit of Rolkum powder and a small amount of lemon extract and mix together in a small bowl. 
  14. Splatter the donuts with the Rolkum mixture to add glow splatters.

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