Wednesday, June 24, 2015

coffee + coffee mini baked doughnuts

Pintrest got the best of me, I have been seeing quite a few recipes for baked doughnuts and knowing that me and yeast donuts don't get along I figured I would try some out. I managed to thrift a mini doughnut pan (it was a pain to wash so I know why it was at the thrift store now...) I improvised some of my own ingredients but used a mix of this base recipe from designlovefest and madebygirl. If you have never made a baked doughnut before they don't really taste like a doughnut at all mine didn't even resemble the texture of a powdered mini doughnut. These come out like mini cupcakes soft and moist but shaped like a doughnut. They also take a butt load of time to make so keep that in mind.  Here is what I did!

what you will need:  makes 24 mini doughnuts on the dot!

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour **
  • 1/4 tsp salt **
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted 
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee , cooled (save the rest for the icing) 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 

coffee glaze
  • 1 tbsp cooled brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar (sifted, to prevent clumps)

coffee and sugar topping (optional)
  • 1 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1/4 tsp instant coffee
  • coffee grinder

** I used whole wheat flour to test this recipe but it was not a good idea they were way to "whole wheaty" as I like to say. So white flour would have made these 10x better. I also used 3/4 tsp of salt as per the recipe and it was way too much so for this I lessened the amount.

how to make: 
Preheat oven to 350F.
To make the batter, whisk the egg, coffee, melted butter and vanilla in a large bowl. Combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl and whisk to combine. Add the dry to wet ingredients, whisking together until combined. ** Whisking the dough is a must I tried with a spoon and it didn't go so well so use a whisk.

Grease your doughnut pan. I filled each doughnut cup 3/4 full with batter.
Bake doughnuts for 9 minutes and 30 seconds (or until toothpick comes out clean) cool on a rack. You might need to smack the back of the pan with a spoon they like to stick.

icing & sugar topping:
Sift the icing sugar and add in the coffee until you have a smooth glaze. For the sugar pulse the sugar and instant coffee in the coffee grinder to combine. Pour out and sprinkle as needed.
If you dip the doughnuts they tend to lose their "holes" so I used a pastry brush and hand brushed the icing on them sprinkling with sugar after each doughnut.

It was a cloudy and cold morning when I tried these out they are really cute but a lot of work. I would save these for a special event not something I am going to be busting out on a regular basis. The coffee icing and sugar topping were great I am going to use those again on top of something else.

Anybody else ever made doughnuts? Got any tips to share?


  1. Must not drool on keyboard... :D My goodness, do these look delicious! Doughnuts really are one of the most appealing, appetizing desserts ever created.

    I know what I'll be craving today! :)

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

  2. those look amazing! I wanted to make donuts a few months ago, but I don't have a pan for them. I'll have to keep my eye out at thrift stores, what a great place to find them :)

  3. Oh those donuts are almost too cute to eat!! ALMOST! They look so scrumptious!