National Doughnut Day was this past Friday. To celebrate, I made some mini baked donuts. Ever since purchasing my Norpro
Mini Donut Pan, I've been scouring the internet for different mini baked donut recipes. So far I've tried two, which can be found here and here. This new recipe I used for these donuts were found on Sur La Table.
This recipe was easy to make, but it was a lot more like a cake than the other recipes I tried. While the other recipes had a texture that is more like a cross between a cake and a donut, these tasted just like little cakes put in donut shapes. They tasted fine, just not what I was expecting for a baked donut. Also they didn't keep well. I didn't like how they tasted the next day. Out of the donut recipes I've tried so far, my favorite baked donut recipe base so far is the one where I made them with chocolate ganache and sprinkles.
I'm not a big fan of glaze and frostings, so in the past, I was dipping my donuts in chocolate ganache. But this time, I wanted some spring/summer colors. So I made some glaze, and added some food coloring. I also made some with chocolate ganache again.
I loved how pretty they looked. I still don't like the taste of the glaze, but it comes out so pretty. Also the nice thing about the glaze is that it solidifies so that you can stack these donuts on top of each other. The chocolate ganache is more of a semi-solid state so if you touch it, you'll leave imprints on the glaze.
Baked Donuts (recipe from Sur La Table)
- 2 cups cake flour, sifted
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted
1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
large mixing bowl, sift together cake flour, sugar, baking powder,
nutmeg and salt. Add buttermilk, eggs and butter and beat until just
combined. Fill each donut cup approximately 2/3 full.
3. Bake 7–8
minutes or until the top of the donuts spring back when touched (this is the timing for mini donuts. Not sure what the time is for full size ones). Let
cool in pan for 4–5 minutes before removing. Finish donuts with
chocolate ganache or vanilla glaze.
- 1 cup confectioner’ s sugar
- 1 1/2 tbsp. milk
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
small bowl, stir together sugar, milk and vanilla extract until sugar
is completely dissolved. If mixture is too thick, add a little more milk. If too thin, add more sugar. You can add a couple of drops of food coloring for different colored glazes. Dip top of donuts in glaze and let the glaze set and dry before serving.