Raise your hand if you ever really stick to your shopping list! Yeah, I didn’t think so. Neither do I. So while on a shopping trip at Bed Bath & Beyond, I happened upon a mini doughnut pan by Wilton and bought two! I mean, each pan only makes twelve mini doughnuts and I knew I would want more that. Are you laughing now? I put the pans aside for the right moment and it came when my three-year-old randomly asked for chocolate doughnuts.
Baked Mini Cake Doughnut Ingredients
based on the package recipe, makes 48 mini doughnuts
1 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbsp cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp ground apple pie spice (can also use nutmeg and/or cinnamon)
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk (parve: soy milk + 1 Tbsp of lemon juice)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 Tbsp margarine, melted
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
1 Tbsp soy milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl, I sifted together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, apple pie spice and salt.
While the adorable doughnuts cooled in the pans for 4-5 minutes, I mixed together the vanilla glaze topping. In a small bowl, I whisked the sugar, soy milk and vanilla extract until completely dissolved and thick. This is the same topping I use for cinnamon buns and it is finger-licking good!
Once the doughnuts were ready, I placed them on a cooling rack and drizzled with the vanilla glaze. Tip: place wax paper or foil underneath the rack to catch the extra drizzle and sprinkles or you will have a major mess on your counter. You can dip the doughnuts directly in the glaze if you want to but I thought it would be more exciting to drizzle. Have you tried drizzling? It’s fun!
I then lightly topped 24 of the doughnuts with colorful sprinkles for Zach and another 12 with shimmery yellow sugar from Breezy’s in Long Island. I think I enjoyed them more than he did.
And there you have it! These mini cake doughnuts were delicious and so much fun to just pop in my mouth, one by one. I can’t wait to try out different flavors, such as lemon or cinnamon. What a show-stopper these will be!