Today is a double good day! First, it is Daughter Number Two’s 19th birthday! Happy Birthday! Second, it is National Donut Day. She texted me the other day, “Coincidence? I think not.”
She had wanted to go on a ‘donut run’ at 12:01, but anyone who knows me knows that I am always asleep well before midnight! I don’t like disappointing my girls, but know my limitations.
I did get up this morning and MAKE donuts. I had thought about making risen donuts or filled donuts. In the interest of time and health I decided to make cake donuts. They were mixed, baked, and glazed in about 30 minutes! I had some extra batter after filling my donut pan, so used my mini muffin pan to make ‘donut holes’. All of the mornings baking adventures were a big success!
For the donut holes, I baked them in the muffin pan, rolled them in the glaze, and then rolled them in a mixture of cinnamon/sugar. Oh, these were sooooo good!
If you are craving donuts I definitely recommend these. They are good and oh, so fast!
Happy National Donut Day!
Baked Cake Donuts
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup nonfat powdered milk
- ½ cup water
- 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
- 1 Tablespoon honey (melted)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 -4 Tablespoons Evaporated Milk
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl combine flours, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- In a 2 cup measuring combine dry milk, water, and vinegar. Let sit.
- Whisk eggs in a small bowl. Add milk mixture to the egg mixture and combine.
- Add the butter to the 2 cup measuring cup and heat slowly in the microwave until soft. Add honey and microwave for a few seconds until the butter and honey are liquid.
- Add to the egg, milk mixture and combine. Add vanilla and stir to combine. Pour the milk mixture over the flour mixture and stir gently until just combined.
- Using a measuring cup or spoon, fill the wells of the donut pan about 2/3 full. Tap the pan gently on the counter to get rid of bubbles.
- Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, or until donuts spring back when touched.
- Remove pan to wire rack to cool for about 5 minutes. Turn donuts out to cool for a few more minutes, and then dip in glaze, if desired.
- For glaze combine milk and sugar slowly, whisking until smooth. If you desire a thicker glaze use less milk. For a thinner glaze use more milk.
- Place a baking sheet under the cooling rack. Dip the donuts in the glaze and let the glaze drip off.