I have this theory that doughnuts are good for the soul. Krispy-Kreme was good, but I was always a Dunkin’ Donuts girl myself.
And every Tuesday morning in high school I treated myself to a soft glazed doughnut at our weekly worship meeting. Now looking back, I’m not sure if I was more there to worship or just eat doughnuts, but I’m sure Jesus understands those kinds of things. Eating doughnuts could, to some, be considered a spiritual experience in and of itself.
Especially when you are an underdeveloped fifteen year old girl wearing Gap Kids sweaters and think a date to Homecoming will solve all the world’s problems…but that’s another story.
Instead, let’s talk about these doughnuts! To start off, they’re baked, not fried, and are a dead ringer for those old school Sweet Sixteen powdered sugar doughnut holes.
Minus the powdered sugar, that is. The doughnut part tastes exactly the same! It’s almost ridiculous. If you have no idea what Sweet Sixteen doughnut holes are….go to 711. And get a slurpee while you’re at it.
I got the idea to make these yesterday while I was packing and came upon my old doughnut pan. It didn’t even take five minutes for me to stop what I was doing and start baking!
I based the recipe on my recipe for baked spice doughnuts, but honestly, I like these better! They totally beat my expectations and are a great healthy alternative to the real deal.
And the glaze! Oh, the glaze. It soaks into the doughnuts and forms a crackly sweet layer, just like the beloved Dunkin’ Doughnuts confections of my past.
Oh yeah, and they only took 30 minutes to make: start to finish. Beat that, Dunkin’!
Glazed Cake Doughnuts
makes 6 doughnuts
1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 T cold butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 T milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and work it into the dry ingredients with your fingertips, until the mixture looks like sand. Set aside.
In a small bowl, mix together the buttermilk, vanilla and egg. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Pipe into a greased doughnut pan using a pastry bag or plastic bag and bake for 15 minutes.
Let cool and mix together glaze ingredients. Drizzle glaze over doughnuts and top with rainbow sprinkles.
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