3/21/11

13 Mini Vanilla Powdered Sugar Doughnuts...

This is my husband's favorite cake doughnut.  I have to be extra careful eating them because I tend to "inhale" the powdered sugar!  *cough*   *cough*

I used the recipe from Baking Bites's Sugar Doughnut Muffins, adapting it to use butter, buttermilk and baking soda instead of baking powder.  The baking time and temperature were adjusted.  I also omitted the ground nutmeg, as I wanted a pure butter/vanill-y type cake doughnut.

Buttermilk makes everything better.  If you don't have this fabulous powdered stuff, feel free to use the real liquid stuff or sub with sour milk (1 T.+ enough milk to make 1 cup).





I have discovered that using shortening releases the doughnuts much better than my canola oil spray.  I love using this silicone brush!  Feel free to use a mini muffin pan....




Tovolo makes this nifty Cake Pen (Here, too) that works fabulously with the mini-doughnut pan.  Other readers have suggested a ketchup bottle, cake decorating bag with large tip, or even a Ziploc baggie with the corner cut off.




The mini doughnuts only take 8-9 minutes to bake....touch tops to see if they are dry and "spring" back when lightly touched...







After removing the doughnuts and letting them cool, I tossed them in a covered container of powdered sugar...

Tapped the excess and put them on a rack and then decided to "double dip" them again in more powdered sugar!




Took a bite, being extra careful to hold my breath...




So moist, so tender....melted right in my mouth!  Be still my beating heart...
and don't inhale!

*Note:  these doughnuts are best eaten right away.  And I mean right away.  This is what happens when covered doughnuts are stored in an air tight container.  The moisture from the doughnuts seem to have absorbed most of the powdered sugar.  Not to worry, I dipped them again.  These doughnuts freeze well plain, with no glaze or powdered sugar.  Just thaw out, dip, and enjoy!


Vanilla Mini Doughnuts
(4x6 recipe download)     (full page printable recipe)

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