08 December 2010

Chocolate Cake Mini Donuts

It's MINI DONUT TIME! These are just too cute. And I'm not a huge 'cutesy' person. But dude. Mini Donuts! Seriously. Cute. They've been popping up all over lately and I've been totally wanting a mini donut pan so I could bake up a batch of my own. So I got a pan and I baked up a batch.

(You see, I could have bought myself a deep fryer and gone all out with these, but this is my way of not being a totally glutton.)

And then we ate the whole batch in 2 days. It may have been less that 48 hours, but really, who's counting.

That's how much self control this household has.

I blame it on the bitesizedness of them. And the cuteness. Impossible to say no.

Anyway, even though we ate them all in super lightening speed, they didn't meet my expectations. Maybe it's my fault for using the recipe on the back of the packaging of the donut pan. They weren't bad, and obviously very edible, but it just wasn't what I hoped for. They are still too cute to resist, and I can't wait to try another recipe.
If your curious and think they will tickle your fancy, here's the recipe:

Chocolate Cake Donuts
by the Packaging of the NORPRO Mini Donut Pan

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tbsp HOT water
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  3. In separate bowl, mix eggs, sugar and vanilla until thick.
  4. Combine milk and butter.
  5. Alternately combine egg mixture and milk mixture with flour mixture and mix until smooth and soft.
  6. Spray pan lightly with cooking oil. Fill with batter 2/3 full. (Kacey's Kitchen Tip: Use pastry bag for easy & clean filling!)
  7. Bake 8 minutes.
  8. Cool. Carefully remove. Repeat with rest of batter.
  9. Frost or glaze.


  1. They are so cute, and I love the color of the frosting!

  2. Those donuts are so pretty!! I love that blue :)