Baked Cake Doughnuts

Baked Cake Doughnuts

What better night to have homemade doughnuts than Halloween?  I wanted to try making some homemade baked doughnuts so I bought a Wilton doughnut pan at Michaels and this is the recipe that came with the pan.  They were surprisingly good!  I made the chocolate glazed and some cinnamon sugar as well and I think I preferred the cinnamon sugar.  The recipe said it made about 12 doughnuts but I ended up with 17.  I need to get another pan though because it only makes 6 at a time.

2 cups cake flour, sifted (if you don’t have cake flour, measure out 1 cup flour and then remove 2 tablespoons from the cup and that will equal 1 cup cake flour)

3/4 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (I left this out)

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup buttermilk (make your own by adding 1 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk)

2 eggs, lightly beaten

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1  Preheat oven to 425.  Spray pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2  In mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt.  Add buttermilk, eggs and butter.  Beat until just combined.  Fill each doughnut cup about 2/3 full.  (I put the batter in a large ziploc bag, cut the corner off the bag and then piped the batter into the doughnut pan.)

3  Bake 7 – 9 minutes or until top of doughnut springs back when touched.  Let cool in pan 4 – 5 minutes before removing.  Finish doughnuts with chocolate glaze, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar.

Toppings

Chocolate Glaze

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons corn syrup

1 – 2 teaspoons hot water

In medium bowl, microwave chips, butter and corn syrup on 50% power for 1 minute then stir until completely melted.  Stir in 1 teaspoon hot water, until glaze is thick and smooth.  Add more hot water if glaze is too thick.  (I made 1 1/2 times this glaze and it covered 12 of the doughnuts.  Also I put this glaze in a ziploc bag too and cut off the corner so I could pipe it onto the doughnuts.)

Cinnamon Sugar

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons butter, melted

In shallow bowl, stir together cinnamon and sugar.  Dip doughnut in butter and then roll in cinnamon sugar.

Powdered Sugar

Put 2/3 cup powdered sugar in a resealable bag, add doughnut, close bag and shake to coat.

Baked Cake Doughnuts

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