For awhile now I've been seeing a lot of recipes for baked doughnuts all over the blogosphere. I've never given them much attention since I didn't have a doughnut pan. I had no intention on buying yet another baking pan. My kitchen is already overflowing...whenever I open a cabinet I feel like something is going to fall on me. But I was in Michael's a couple of weeks ago. I had received a gift card for Michael's and I had gone with the intention of buying a cookbook. When I got there all they had were books on how to decorate cakes, cupcakes and cake pops. I would love to learn to do that but practically I don't have the time to get into that. So as I was wandering around I came across the doughnut pans and I just had to get them. I am so glad I did! I used the recipe that came on the packaging. I was amazed at how little fat there was in them. These are super quick to make. They only took 7 minutes to bake! These are best eaten the same day.
I also made a powdered sugar version which I have the directions for below. I really preferred that version over the vanilla glazed one. Although the next day the powdered sugar gets all absorbed into them and the texture of the doughnut dries out.
Baked Cake Doughnuts
Adapted from Wilton Doughnut Pan
Makes 12 doughnuts, recipe can be halved
2 cups cake flour, sifted*
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup buttermilk*
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsp butter, melted
* For the cake flour I used a combination of all-purpose flour and cornstarch.
For the buttermilk I used a combination of milk and vinegar.
Please refer to the Substitution page for details.
For Powdered Sugar Doughnuts:
2/3 cup powdered sugar
For Vanilla Glaze:
Adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tbsp milk
Preheat oven to 425 F. Spray a donut pan with oil.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Add buttermilk, eggs and butter. Mix together until just combined. Transfer batter to a piping bag or ziploc bag and pipe into doughnut pan. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until springs back when touched.
For powdered sugar doughnuts:
In a ziploc bag add the powdered sugar. Add one doughnut, seal bag and shake until it is coated. Repeat with remaining doughnuts. Note: you won't use all the powdered sugar up.
For vanilla glazed doughnuts:
Mix together powdered sugar, vanilla bean paste and milk. Once the doughnuts have cooled 5 minutes dunk into the vanilla glaze. If you like, dump into sprinkles next and let cool on a wire rack. Repeat with remaining doughnuts.
Doughnuts taste best eaten the same day.
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delicious looking doughnuts and presentationReplyDelete
Thank you so much Asiya for the award.. I'm flattered :)ReplyDelete
Now I shall have to think about 5 of my favorite blogs.. By the way these doughnuts look absolutely amazing and delicious!
Yummy, looks perfect!!ReplyDelete
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There is change in your photography and this pic is awesome....doughnut looks yummy....Thank you for thinking of me for award....ReplyDelete
cute and lovely..ReplyDelete
That look fantastic, really yummy. Congratulations on your award, and thank you so much for passing it to me :)ReplyDelete
Even I find my kitchen overflowing with baking dishes.......would love to have this doughnut pan though. They really look good. Thanks a ton for the award. I shall post it on my blog soon inshallah.ReplyDelete
this looks so beautiful and picture perfect. yummReplyDelete
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That doughnut is so cute! You've got me craving a few now.ReplyDelete
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Now I want doughnuts for breakfast! This looks yummy!ReplyDelete
Yum, I love baked doughnuts! Yours look delicious and they're so pretty topped with rainbow sprinkles.ReplyDelete
wow dear drooling here....delicious dough nuts !!!!so so tempting n mouthwatering !!!ReplyDelete
So cute n yummy doughnuts.ReplyDelete
cute and lovely presentation.. makes me drool:)ReplyDelete
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a perfect bake dear.....super yummy...ReplyDelete
I bought a doughnut pan, and haven't used it many times. Maybe..twice? I really need to try it out again, this looks so good!ReplyDelete
It's the same with me, I don't make yeast related stuff that often because they take so long to them, and if you gotta fry it in the end, Uh, once done, never again hehehehe but baked ones I haven't tried.ReplyDelete
I have a mini donut pan and I'll definitely give these little babes a try. Btw loving the whole story creating around the image, meaning I'm loving the glass of milk in the background :)
I too have been seeing and being tempted by baked donuts everywhere. Yours turned out incredible, love the sprinkles. Thanks for being a part of the YBR:) Have a great holiday.ReplyDelete
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