Sunday, January 2, 2011

Homemade Doughnuts

For the New Years party I put together, I was so excited to make homemade baked doughnuts. I ordered a mini doughnut pan from a week before and thank goodness it came in the mail just in time. I will admit that a baked doughnut may not be AS satisfying as a fried one from Krispy Kreme... but these were still tasty and can satisfy that doughnut craving. They're also super easy!

Recipe modified from All Recipes

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter milk
2 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons melted butter

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a doughnut pan. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. Stir in butter milk, eggs, vanilla and butter. Beat together until well blended. Spray pan with cooking spray (I used the butter flavor). Fill each doughnut cup approximately 3/4 full. (Tip: fill a zip loc bag and cut the corner for easy filling.) Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until doughnuts spring back when touched. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.

Almond-Orange Glaze
Recipe modified from All Recipes
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons hot water
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon orange extract

To make glaze, blend confectioners' sugar, hot water, almond and orange extract in a small bowl. Dip doughnuts in the glaze and let set for a few minutes. (I decorated them with edible gold star glitter from Wilton)

Chocolate Glaze
Recipe from Alton Brown
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup whole milk, warmed 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

DirectionsCombine butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla in medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until butter is melted. Decrease the heat to low, add the chocolate, and whisk until melted. Turn off heat, add the powdered sugar, and whisk until smooth. Place the mixture over a bowl of warm water and dip the doughnuts immediately. (I decorated them with sprinkles, mini chocolate chips and toasted coconut). Allow glaze to set for 30 minutes before serving. (For some reason my glaze never set :( But it still tasted good.)

And on that note....


  1. Yum yum! I better not make this or I'll end up super fat!! Happy new year!

  2. Haha thanks nina! .... being the new year and all i choose baked doughnuts (little healthier right?!)

  3. They look great. I love all the recipes you come up with!
    Would love for you to stop by and follow me

  4. Aren't those edible stars fantastic? I used them on my New Year's cake. I've always wanted to try making doughnuts, but I have a fear of frying! Good idea to bake them... duh! Why didn't I think of that?

  5. I think mini doughnuts are so friggin cute! I love those munchkins at DD's. But I will re-iterate this recipe is much more cake like.

  6. OH MY HECK! These look amazing!!!