Friday, February 6, 2015

Foodie Friday: Confetti Donuts with Pink Vanilla Frosting {Valentine's Day Treat}

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Being cooped up in the apartment after the snow storm by myself (okay not really, I did have Chubs the cat to keep me company) with baking ingredients lead me to the idea of making some donuts for breakfast. Because really what else are you to do on a snowy morning? I thought these Confetti Cake Donuts from The Novice Chef was easy and quick to make while getting some work done. I decided to add a little food dye to the frosting to give a bit of color.

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recipe from The novice chef

ingredients:

1 1/3 cup all purpose flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2.5 oz multi-colored sprinkles
for the icing:
1 tablespoon whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
a dash of red food dye (optional)
sprinkles (optional) 

directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F and grease donut pans.
In a small bowl, sifted together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and sugar. Then add milk, oil, and vanilla extract; mixing until throughly combined. Gently stir in the flour mixture and sprinkles, whisking until there are no lumps.
If using mini donut pans: Carefully fill each donut indention 3/4 full. Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the donut comes out clean. Transfer donuts to a cooling rack and cool completely.
Place wax paper under a wire rack to collect any drippings for an easy clean up. Then, in a small bowl whisk together milk and vanilla extract. Add powdered sugar, whisking until smooth. Then mix in a dash of red food dye (or any color food dye of your choice). Whisk until blended into icing.
Dip the top of each donut into the icing, top with sprinkles, and transfer to a wire rack and let set for 5 minutes. Serve immediately, or donuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days, but are best served fresh.

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I added a couple of extra tablespoons of milk to make the icing a little less thick. I noticed when baking donuts that when the icing is too thick the donuts get stuck in the bowl and sometimes break in half. To prevent from doing so add a couple of tablespoons of milk or water to make the constancy less thick. 

These donuts are perfect little breakfast for Valentines Day or for a V-Day brunch with your girlfriends. 

2 comments:

  1. Ooo yum!! These donuts look super delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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  2. I haven't had a donut in year but these pictures are making me wonder why I ever stopped having them. They look delicious!

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