Mini cake doughnuts.
I have seen them circling the web and I finally gave in after seeing these adorable creations posted by Heather over at Sprinkle Bakes.
(of course they are frosted in my favorite "vintage blue" too!) *wink*
"Giving in" means I had to order the mini doughnut pan.
I found mine on amazon and it arrived two days later. Nice.
with pan in hand...
and the necessary supplies in the baking pantry...
a FALL version of mini doughnuts awaited their creation.
Using the "chocolate cake doughnut" recipe that was printed right on the pan packaging...
I gathered my ingredients.
(I may have added some mini chocolate chips to the batter as well)...
After having mixed everything up, I filled the doughnut pan...
Yes...those sprinkles on the pan are a light spritz of olive oil.
For easy filling of the doughnut pan cavities,
I highly recommend filling a gallon-size ziploc bag with the doughnut batter.
By snipping one of the corners with scissors you can easily fill your pan without creating a mess.
8 minutes later, a little bit of cooling time & some confectioner's sugar, I had these...
Plain, powdered or glazed?
(glaze recipe also on the packaging)
Did I mention I added mini chocolote chips to the batter as well...*wink*
And here's what they might look like IF i had eaten the first row...
And because Halloween is right around the corner...I got a little crazy...
I dipped the donuts into the glaze and then sprinkled on some decorative sugars
I will be trying Heather's recipe next time - this one wasn't "moist" enough for my taste.
And the glaze recipe I used was runny and was meant more for creating a fully glazed doughnut.
I ended up using Heather's glaze recipe for the Halloween doughnuts.
Otherwise...these are EASY...
and adaptable to ANY party or dessert table.
(perhaps even for Ella's 2nd birthday party coming up - which may be the entire reason I bought the pan)! *wink*
Thank you Sprinkle Bakes for inspiring me to try my hand at these mini-sized confections!
KEEPING IT REAL
First of all...as pretty as the picture is of the ingredients...
it's NOT a true representation of what my kitchen looks like when I bake.
Second...because I wasn't precise on the measurements for Heather's glaze recipe, mine came out too thick.
Which means my dipped doughnuts didn't turn out as pretty as hers. *sniffle*
Third...I DID eat the first row of doughnuts - and maybe a couple more.
Although I can't recall exactly. *wink*