I live across the street from a donut shop and I regularly wake up at 2am with the aroma of fresh deep fried deliciousness wafting into my bedroom. Since I am an indulgent person.... I often find the allure of a donut hard to resist. But let's be serious, the calorie intake can be a bit intense. This is when I decided to whip of a batch of mini donuts! They are baked rather than fried and their small size makes it okay to eat more than one!
(for the donuts)
-2 cups flour
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 tsp baking powder
-4 tablespoons greek yogurt
-4 tablespoons corn syrup
-1/2 cup milk
(for the ganache)
-2 ounces semi sweet chocolate
-1/2 cup heavy cream
Let's get started!
1: Mix all of the donut ingredients together in a standard mixer until incorporated. I did not mix this batter any particular way, just kind of dumped everything in, it was that easy.
2: Grease a mini donut pan (I just discovered this baking spray and love it) and fill with the batter. For this step, it helps to place the batter into a zip bag, cut the tip off with clean scissors, and pipe the donuts.
3: Bake in a 325 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the donuts turn golden. Let them sit in the pan for 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
4: While the donuts are cooling off, make the ganache. Heat the cream in the microwave in 30 second intervals until its just about to boil but is not burnt. Pour the cream over the chocolate chips and stir together until melted.
5: Dip the plain cake donuts into the ganache. If you want to add sprinkles or decoration, now would be the time to do so, while the ganache is still melted.
6: Let chill in the fridge until ganache has hardened. Remove from the fridge 5 minutes before serving to defrost a bit.
I'm sure these baked mini donuts
will satisfy all of your sugar cravings!