Mini chocolate-coated baked doughnuts

3rd July 2014

Before chocolate

I’ve been wanting to make doughnuts for a while, but I was a bit concerned about frying them as I’m not very confident in the kitchen. I searched the web (mainly Pinterest) and found this straight forward recipe on the Lakeland website for baked doughnuts.

While I stuck to the recipe I did make one alteration. I don’t have a doughnut mould so I used a muffin tin and make bun shaped doughnuts without the hole.

I used enough ingredients to make 12 but as I used a muffin tin it only made 9. If I were making these again I would use the recipe for 36 (because I’m a pig!) or prehaps buy a doughnut mould so I could make a proper ring shape.

With chocolate

I had a helper in the kitchen who wanted the job of adding the chocolate. We started by dipping the doughnuts into the chocolate, but ended up dribbling the left over chocolate on top of them. As you can see, it got messy!

With chocolate

One thing you should know about me is that when it comes to food I’m not big on presentation. Sure, I love it when food looks pretty, but these tasted great so I’m not going to worry too much. :) They’ve already been eaten!

P.S. I just bought tickets to see The Who in concert again, but more about that in The Weekend Blog on Sunday.

EDIT: I made more doughnuts on Saturday! I added sprinkles and they look like miniature Krispy Kremes

Second batch

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  1. They do look a bit weird for a doughnut…. but I’m sure they must be tasting great as they are covered in chocolate!

    Baking doughnuts sounds like a great idea v/s frying them as they usually are :P

    Wow, you going for the concert of The Who again? great!

    • Holly

      Haha yeah, they do! I think they look better when they have the chocolate on top, because without they look like a normal cake. However, the consitence is very different to a normal cake. I think I need to buy a doughnut mould!

      I am indeed. I am so excited, even though it’s not until December.

  2. This is the first time I’ve heard of baked doughnuts! I would assume it’s healthier because you avoid the oils and such? Messy or not, it looks like the end product looks good! It’s a plus you played around with the toppings! It looks like it worked out good :). Hope everyone enjoyed them!

    • Holly

      I think they must be a little healthier than fried ones. They’re just a lot easier to prepare which is why I prefer to bake rather than fry. And thank you. I can’t wait to make more!

  3. Cat

    Yum, those look good! I want to try making doughnuts some time. We actually have a deep fryer, and it hasn’t been used much (probably a good thing since fried things are so unhealthy, haha). I actually think the muffin shape is cute and reminds me of doughnut holes :)

    • Holly

      Thank you. :) I think the shape is cure too, but I do really want to purchase a proper mould.

  4. I totally need to try these! Anything with chocolate and sprinkles are a win!