Monday, January 30, 2012

Baked Mini Donuts:

       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! 

Magic Ingredients:
(for the donuts)
-2 eggs
-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!



  1. wow!
    they look rly tasty:P




  2. Yumm!! these look amazing !!!

  3. yamm yamm, so delicious

  4. Am coming over, these look yummy!! Happy Monday doll!! xx

  5. craving these nowwwwww...yum yum

  6. My oh my, Nico, are you kidding me with this post? This is such a mouthwatering thing, I´m going to make these asap!

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
    Macarons and Pearls

  7. Yum!!!! I have been wanting to make mini donuts since you told me you bought the mini donut pan! Now that I have seen this post, I have to make some!!! Looks so delish!


  8. Yum! You have the best recipes. These look so good!

  9. Living across a donut shop would be the best thing for me..and I would definitey be fatter :P Nice recipe thought and it seems easy..
    I'm following you, return love back maybe?
    xo Anastasia

  10. OH my goodness those look amazing!! I could use one or five right now! xo

  11. I love donughts. I really mean it. OMG, this is too much, I cannot look at these photos because I have to be good. I got to stay off sugar. I got to stay focused.

  12. Yum, so delicious! =)

  13. Nico....I really would love a chocolate home made mini donut right now! Love these :) how adorable are they with little sprinkled stars :D Hope you are feeling better!

  14. Oh man that donut shop sure does sound dangerous...what a healthy alternative and looks easy peasy to make too!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope you'll be back to visit sometime!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  15. You always have the most delectable treats on your blog. I need to stop visiting so often, so I stop snacking immediately afterward! Mail some of these delish donuts my way. XO

    real budget, real busy, real body fashion:

  16. omg dear they look so yummy!!wanted;)La Folie 

  17. oh wow!!! I never thought about baked donuts! These look so good. HaHa You need to open your own shop!


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