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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Baked Mini Cake Doughnuts

I bought a new toy a couple of weeks ago. And by toy, I mean baking equipment. I needed to use my gift certificate, so it's shopping without really spending money. You know, the best kind of shopping. ;)

So here I was on a rainy Saturday afternoon looking at my new mini doughnut pan, wondering should I use it? Do I break off the packaging?

Yes, I think I will. There is also a recipe on the back of the packaging and look, I have all of the ingredients.

Baked Mini Cake Doughnuts
(Makes about 24 mini doughnuts)

1 1/4 cups of sifted cake flour
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of buttermilk
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon of melted butter
  1. Preheat your oven to 218°C (425°F). Spray mini doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together cake flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. Add in buttermilk, egg, and butter. Stir until combined.
  4. Fill each doughnut cup to half full (very important!).
  5. Bake 4-6 minutes or until the top of the doughnuts spring back when touched. Don't worry if the top of the doughnuts are not as golden brown as the bottom ones. (Colour is not an indication of doneness.)
  6. Let the doughnuts cool in the pan for 4-5 minutes before removing.
  7. Glaze or sugar your doughnuts.

Vanilla Glaze
1 cup of confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon of milk
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  1. In a small bowl, stir together the sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Use immediately to glaze doughnuts.
I dipped my doughnuts into the bowl, you can pipe or spoon the icing on. If you like, sprinkle your doughnuts right after you glaze them. I waited until the icing set a bit and then dipped it into a bowl of sprinkles.

So there you have it, my first experience in making baked doughnuts! The taste and texture of these were okay, but I would recommend seeking out other doughnut recipes. These didn't blow me away and were oddly chewy, but they are really cute and fun to make.


  1. O my sweetness o my goodness , forget about Dunkin' Donuts this is the real thing:)

  2. I have a mini doughnut pan too but have to admit I was less than pleased with the results so I've only ever used it the once. Of course the recipe did come form weight watchers which I am pretty confident is the reason I was less than pleased lol. I'll be given this recipe a try one rainy saturday too ;0)

  3. They are so amazingly cuteee!!!!!!

  4. They look great! So tasty and cute :)

  5. Sooooo cute!!! Love this mini doughnuts!!!:))))

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    THANKS!! : D

  7. Dzoli, that's very nice of you to say, but I'm guessing the fried doughnuts are much lighter than these!

    Chele, no no! Try a different recipe, maybe go with a chocolate flavour. This one won't help keep your doughnut pan out!

    Just Cake Girl, What's for dessert?, tanja, ardiana - Thanks all!! =D

  8. I am on the hunt for another baked donut recipe as well. I, too, found the Wilton recipe to be very chewy. Yours are adorable, though!

  9. priya, thank you!

    Justeen, aww thanks. At least they look good right? I need to put the baked donut recipe hunt back on my to-do list. It seems to have fallen off the radar!

  10. Just tried these today because my 2yr old was asking for powdered donuts. They were perfect for her and made me realize that making donuts is relatively easy and painless! Thanks!

  11. Share, you're most welcomed! I'm happy to hear that your 2-year-old enjoyed them. =)