Hello again! Last week was another busy week, and I am starting this week out with something pretty sweet… Mini Donuts! I was at Meijer on Saturday, and saw this Mini Doughnut Pan again (I restrained myself from buying it the first time I saw it!) and caved in and bought it! I love donuts (doughnuts?) and so do my 3 kids, and my husband too… And I love anything tiny. Can’t resist. So I made donuts on Sunday for my kids, and they turned out so well! Here I am going to share my photos, the recipe I used, and at the end of this post – a free donut party invitation!
First, I want to let you know, if you don’t normally bake you will need some patience for this process. The mini donut wells are very tiny, and you have to slowly and deliberately pour the batter off the end of a spoon into the wells, so you don’t get the batter all over the little “hole maker” in the center of each well. Does that make sense??? But over all, except the pouring of the batter, this is very very easy.
Since I was the only one awake at 6 am on a Sunday, I couldn’t capture a photo of me putting the batter into the pan, so here is my first photo, of the donuts baking.
My first batch, in which I filled the wells a little too much, looked slightly more like mini bundt cakes…
I dipped the mini donuts in a vanilla glaze, just turned them upside down and dunked them half way. Super easy. Then, I showered them with rainbow non-pareils! These rainbow non-pareils were purchased at The Flower Factory.
Don’t they look cute?!?!
My second batch looked a lot more like donuts, not mini bundt cakes. The directions say to fill them half way, and this time I did a better job of that…
The only other advice I have for you if you bake up a batch (or 3) of these mini donuts, is when you spray the Pam into the donut wells, spray only a little, and if you spray too much, wipe out the excess with a paper towel, or this will happen:
Here is the recipe I used, that was on the back of the donut pan packaging:
Baked Mini Cake Doughnuts by Wilton
1 1/4 c. cake flour, sifted
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. buttermilk (I used regular milk, and added 1/2 tsp. white vinegar)
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 tbsp. melted butter
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray Mini Doughnut Pan with nonstick 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 well approximately 1/2 full.
Bake 4-6 minutes or until the top of the doughnuts spring back when touched.
Let cool for about 4-5 minutes before removing from pan.
Finish the donuts with glaze and sprinkles.
The recipe states that this will yield 24 mini donuts, but I got 40 out of it!!!
1 c. confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
In small bowl, stir together sugar, milk, and vanilla until sugar is completely dissolved. Use immediately to glaze donuts.
Alas, since I gave up all sugar for Lent, these are the only mini donuts I could indulge in:
Also, here is a list of cute donut party finds on the internet:
P is for Party: Delectable Doughnut Party
Have Faith. Every Day. : Donut Party
One Charming Party : Strawberry Party – Donut Cake
Kara’s Party Ideas : Donuts & Doilies Party
Well, as promised, here are the free donut party invitations, in downloadable pdf format. You just open the pdfs in Adobe Acrobat Reader, and print onto Letter sized paper (preferably cardstock) and cut out! There are two color schemes in the file (see below). Click here to download the free PDF.