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Almond Cake Donuts with Cinnamon Sugar

  • Author: Elizabeth Buuck
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: 18 donuts 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
  • Cuisine: American

Description

baked cake donuts flavored with vanilla and almond extracts and rolled in cinnamon sugar


Ingredients

Scale

Donut Batter

  • 1 1/2 C All Purpose Flour
  • 1 C Bread Flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 C (1stick) Unsalted Butter (Room Temp)
  • 1 C Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 C Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Lg Eggs (Room Temp)
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1 1/4 C Milk

Cinnamon Sugar Coating

  • 1/4 C Butter (Melted)
  • 1/2 C Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 C Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Cinnamon

Chocolate Ganache (Optional)

  • 1/2 C Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 C Chocolate Chips (or any melting chocolate cut into small pieces.)

Instructions

Donuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Sift flour, bread flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Add vanilla and almond extract to the milk. Set aside.
  4. Add butter to the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment and start to cream. With the mixer running, pour in the sugars. Continue to cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy – about 3 minutes.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, until combined.
  6. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the milk starting and ending with dry ingredients. (Add 1/3 of dry ingredients, mix. Add 1/2 of the milk, mix. Continue until you add the last 1/3 of dry ingredients.
  7. Mix until just combined, do not overmix.
  8. Pipe (or pour) batter into prepared donut pan and bake for 13-14 minutes.
  9. Allow to cool on wire baking sheet while you prepared the cinnamon coating

Coating Donuts

  1. Melt butter, and brush each donut with a light coating of butter. (Or just dip them, making sure to get butter along the sides)
  2. Roll donuts in the cinnamon sugar

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Heat cream in a small stockpot or in the microwave for 1 minute.
  2. Add chocolate to the warm cream and stir until chocolate is melted and combined.
  3. Dip those donuts and enjoy!

Notes

* You can use 2 1/2 C of all purpose flour if you don’t have bread flour on hand. The bread flour gives the donuts a little more density and chew while using all purpose only will give them a lighter consistency more the texture of a cupcake.