Wednesday, February 16, 2011

What I Whipped Up Wednesday

The other day, when I logged into Amazon to buy my latest Book Club read, I saw at the bottom of my page some "suggestions" of what Amazon thought I would be interested in. Well whoever is working this angle, aure knows what they're doing! Cause it suggested I purchase a mini donut pan.

Why, YES! I would love to!

I am really not a "sweets" kinda girl. But I do have a thing for donuts. Cake ones. Fried ones. Creme filled ones. Jelly filled ones. Cinnamon sprinkled ones. And oh yes! Those Jimmy sprinkled ones. (Just as long as they're not chocolate, we're good!)

So buy the pan, I did. And I made mini cake donuts to go on the "Sweets & Treats" buffet at Molly's party last weekend. They were surprisingly easy. My only tip would be to seriously UNDERfill the pan! Mine turned out looking more like mini bundt cakes than donuts. Until the last batch, I finally put what I thought was "not enough" batter in each pan, and they turned out perfect! With clear thru little holes and everything. YUM!

(recipe came with the pan)
Mini Cake Donuts
makes about 36

2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 TBSP melted butter
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Lightly spray donut pan with cooking spray.
In bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add butter, eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Beat until well blended.
Fill each donut hole (barely!) only about 1/2 full.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
Allow to cool in pan for 10 minutes.
Remove from pan and dip into glaze.
Decorate with sprinkles, nuts, or shaved coconut.
(you could also roll the donuts in  cinnamon sugar instead of glazing!)

(Linking up to Sugar & Dots What I Whipped Up Wednesday)

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Tanya said...

Those sound yummy. I'll have to watch for one of those pans!

Marta @ Haus of Girls said...

Six drops of drool just landed on my keyboard.
Thanks for sharing!

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