Mini Baked Doughnuts (Donuts)

Today’s recipe is something I have been toying with making for a while.  Living by the seaside I always smell doughnuts cooking somewhere but also being deep fried not exactly something I can eat regularly.  So an alternative and not as unhealthy alternative is a delicious baked doughnut.  I made mini ones so I don’t feel as guilty eating them and at around 50 calories each everyone can indulge.  

What you will need for the batter

95g of plain flour (in the US this is all purpose flour)

50g of caster sugar (golden caster sugar if you prefer your dough to look a little darker)

1 egg

1/2 tsp of baking powder

1/4 tsp of vanilla extract

25g of unsalted butter melted and cooled

4tbsp of milk

pinch of salt

For the icing

100g of icing sugar


food colouring 


You will also need a small doughnut tin



  1. Preheat the oven to 180c, fan 160c, gas mark 4 and lay the doughnut mould on a baking sheet
  2. Sieve the flour and baking powder into a bowl then stir in the sugar
  3. Beat together the milk, egg, melted butter that has been allowed to cool but still liquid and the vanilla extract

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4. Add the wet mix to the dry and whisk until no lumps and you have a nice smooth batter

   5. Using a piping bag or 2 teaspoons use half the mixture to make 12 mini doughnuts and put the rest of the mixture aside. Fill each tray so it’s not quite full leaving room for the dough to rise


  6. Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes until the doughnuts have risen and are firm to the touch

  7. Leave in the tray for 5 mins until started to cool then remove the doughnuts with a knife or if using a silicone tray pop out onto a cooling rack.   Wash the inside of the tray and then add the remaining mixture and bake



 8. Once the doughnuts are cool add some icing sugar to a bowl then add water one teaspoon at a time until you get a smooth texture.  Not to runny as you want it to set and not to thick.   At this point if you want you can add some food colouring.  I added red to make some red icing and pink icing

9. Stand a tray under the cooling rack to catch any drips and sprinkles.   Take one doughnut, hold upside down and dip in the icing then add to back to the cooling rack.  If the icing closes the holes you can poke them through with the end of a wooden spoon.  Do about 5 at a time then add your choice of sprinkles while the icing is still wet and repeat until finished.



You can try chocolate doughnuts to by replacing some of the flour with cocoa so use 65g of plain flour and 2 tbsp of cocoa powder.   Would love to see your bakes so feel free to add your pictures below on, on facebook or tweet me 


Enjoy x

I came up with the idea thanks to Bake Box who are a new subscription box based on baking.  I bought this months box which was all New York themed!  Worth checking out here:


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