Baked Cake Doughnuts
Cuisine: American
Author: Cookie Madness
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 9 mins
Total time: 19 mins
Baked Cake Donuts have a hint of nutmeg and a dense, cakey, texture. The recipe halves quite easily if you want to make 6. To make 12 you can bake one batch at a time or use 2 pans.
  • 2 cups cake flour (8 oz/230 grams)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten with a fork
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
Chocolate Glaze
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 1 ½ oz chopped chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small chunks
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of hot water or as needed
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Sift the cake flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt into a mixing bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the milk, eggs and butter. Beat with a scraper or spoon until combined.
  4. Spoon batter into doughnut pan cavities. You'll have enough for 12 cavities and will need to do this in two batches.
  5. Bake about 9 minutes or until the tops of the doughnuts spring back when touched. Let cool in pan 4-5 minutes before removing.
  6. Repeat using remaining batter. While doughnuts are cooling, make the chocolate glaze.
  7. Glaze: In a 2 cup microwave-safe glass measuring cup (e.g. a Pyrex cup), mix the chocolate chips, butter and corn syrup. Microwave at 50% power stirring every 30 seconds until mixture is melted and smooth. Add hot water to thin. Spoon over doughnuts.
Notes: For vanilla glaze, start with 2 teaspoons of butter, 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar, a dash of vanilla and milk as needed. Melt the butter in a 2 cup microwave safe measuring cup. Stir in the sugar until thick, then add vanilla and enough milk (start with a teaspoon) to make a smooth, pourable or spoonable icing.
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