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I had never made donuts of any kind before and when I found these mini donuts I had to make them for the party. They are baked instead of fried which I prefer. I am not a fan of the fried food nor cooking with hot oil...one episode of a pretty bad burn has not made me want to wade into those waters.
I have included a chocolate variation and the ganache recipe to dip these little lovelies into.
Baked Mini Cake Donuts
1 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 425 F. Spray mini doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Add buttermilk, egg, and butter and stir until just combined. Fill each doughnut cup approximately 1/2 full filling using an icing bag and tip with the batter.
Bake 4-6 minuted or until the top of the doughnuts spring back when touched. Let cool in pan for 4-5 minutes before removing. Finish the doughnuts with a glaze or sprinkles or the ganache recipe.
Makes 24 mini doughnuts.
Baked Mini Chocolate Cake Donuts
1 1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp butter, melted
Preheat oven to 325 F.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
In separate bowl mix eggs, sugar and vanilla until thick. Combine milk and butter.
Alternately combine egg mixture and milk mixture with flour mixture and mix until smooth and soft.
Spray pan lightly with cooking oil. Fill with batter 2/3 full. Bake 6-8 minutes. After cooled, dip in chocolate ganache.
1/2 cup heavy cream
4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1. Heat heavy cream in a small pot. Be careful to not let it boil over. Once it begins to boil, remove from the stove.
2. Pour heavy cream into bowl of chopped chocolate. Stir and mix until chocolate is completely melted.
3. Let ganache cool for a few minutes before drizzling donuts with glaze or simply dipping the tops of the donuts in chocolate ganache