I was so excited. I have been wanting to make mini donuts for some time. Last week I saw the mini pans at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, but I didn't buy them because I thought I could get a better deal elsewhere. I then proceeded to spend my week going to every craft store looking for the Wilton mini donut pan. No luck. OK, so I went back to Bed, Bath, and Beyond over the weekend to pick one up. They were now sold out. Arg! I was not a happy camper.
They did however have one left of the babycakes donut maker, so I said what the heck and took it home. I tried Aimee's Chocolate Donut recipe from http://www.shugarysweets.com/.
Chocolate Mini Donuts
By Shugary Sweets
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tsp baking powder (oops forgot to put in the picture)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- Mix all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Add milk, eggs, vanilla and butter. Using a mixer on medium speed, blend until smooth.
- Fill each cooking reservoir with about 2 tbsp of batter.
- Bake 2-4 minutes or until toothpick inserted in donut comes out clean. Makes about 24-28 donuts.
adapted from babycakes
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Whisk all ingredients together adding more cream if necessary for glaze consistency.
- Dip donuts halfway in glaze, place on wire rack and allow glaze to set.
- Add sprinkles.
I did end up using a different glaze than Aimee for the donuts. I really like how they came out. The donuts were light and fluffy and not too sweet. I used dark cocoa for the glaze , so it gave it a nice finish. The babycakes machine was easy to use and easy to clean. The donuts really only took 2 minutes to bake. I still want to get the pans in the future, so I can make more at a time. And I have more donut recipes to try.