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Mini cake donuts with chocolate ganache

photo of mini cake donuts with ganache on a baking rack

I loved the mini donut muffins I made previously. So I figured, why can’t I make them into mini donuts? I made another batch of these yummy treats, and this time put them in my Norpro Mini Donut Pan*. And I covered them with chocolate ganache.

close-up photo of mini donuts

I had a little trouble with my first batch. The donuts seemed done at around 8-9 minutes, but they wouldn’t come out of the pan properly. A few more minutes of extra baking didn’t affect the taste, and helped the donuts to come out more easily. However, I would recommend greasing the pans thoroughly. Compared to all the past donut recipes I’ve made, this one was definitely the hardest to pop out of the pan.

photo of donuts on a rack

This is still my favorite baked donut recipe. I recently found another one I’m planning on trying soon though.

photo of three mini donuts on a plate

Mini Cake Donuts

Servings: 12 mini donuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
I love mini donuts and these baked ones topped with chocolate ganache are one of my favorites.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking power
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup low fat milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a mini donut pan with cooking spray or vegetable oil.
  • In a large bowl, beat together sugar and egg until light in color. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Pour into egg mixture and stir to combine. Pour in vegetable oil, milk and vanilla extract.
  • Fill donut pan to about 3/4 full. Bake for 11-12 minutes for mini donuts.
  • Decorate donuts after they have cooled.


Recipe adapted from Stylish Cuisine


Serving: 1mini donut, Calories: 159kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 61mg, Sugar: 13g, NET CARBS: 25g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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4 comments on “Mini cake donuts with chocolate ganache”

  1. HI, I just came across these through Foodgawker and made them for breakfast this morning for my boys. They absolutely loved them! Great fluffy light recipe! Thank you!

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