How to Make a Glazed Cake Donut
I am a big donut fan. Well, that's not exactly true. Let me rephrase. I am a big Krispy Kreme donut fan. Other donuts just don't even compare. I even snub my nose at Dunkin' Donuts. So when I was given the chance to make homemade donuts the first thing that came to my mind was Krispy Kreme. Of course, I can't exactly make anything resmebling Krispy Kreme in the oven. Those babies are fried; like donuts should be.
I even came across a recipe that claimed to be Krispy Kreme like even though the were baked. They lied. They barely even resembled a Dunkin' Donut let alone Krispy Kreme. They were more like a dense bran muffin. Yuck! Defienetly not what I had in mind when I think of a donut.
Since I knew a Krispy Kreme like donut what out of the question I went in a different direction. Cakes are baked AND delicious so I thought why not a cake donut. And when I say cake donut I don't mean those old fashioned kind. I mean a cake batter donut. So literally cake that's shaped like a donut and glazed.
What Pan Should I Use For Glazed Cake Donuts
To make my Glazed Cake Donuts I used a Keliwa Silicone Donut Baking Pan. It makes 6 full sized donuts, is made from 100% food grade silicone, and can withstand up to 450°F of heat.
My donuts easily popped out of this pan and it was super easy to clean. It's very non-stick and can even be put into the dishwasher for an even easier cleanup.
To finish off these cake donuts I topped them with a traditonal donut glaze. It totally made these Glazed Cake Donuts truly the best of both worlds!
Glazed Cake Donuts (the best of both worlds)
- 1 tbsp butter melted
- 1.5 cups powdered sugar
- 3 tbsp milk
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1.5 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a silicone donut pan and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in eggs and stir in vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Slowly add dry mixture to wet mixture; mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in milk and mix until smooth.
- Pour mixture into a ziplock bag and snip off a corner. Pipe into donut pan; filling each about 3/4th of the way. Bake for 10-13 minutes.
- While the donuts are baking, whisk together the butter, powdered sugar, and milk until smooth. Spoon over donuts or dip them directly into the glaze. Let dry on a wire rack. Enjoy!
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