Thursday, 29 August 2013

Baked Nutella Donuts

Something about a big deep fryer bubbling with hot oil makes me not want to make donuts. But then! A recipe appears where hot oil is non-existent and a friendly oven becomes your go to guy. These donuts are a bit cakey, a bit spongy, a whole lot of wonderful. Recipe adapted from here. You might want to double the recipe; six donuts don't go very far. ;)

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch or potato starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 large egg
Nutella Glaze:
  •  3 heaped tablespoons nutella
  • a few splashes whipping cream or half and half, really any amount until you reach your desired consistency!  

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly butter a donut pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cornstarch (or potato starch), baking powder and salt.
In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together milk, butter, vinegar and egg.
Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a spatula until moist.
Scoop batter evenly into donut pan.
Place into oven and bake for 7-8 minutes, or until donuts are slightly browned.

I decided to top these off with roasted coconut flakes. What a delicious choice that was. To roast coconut, line a pan with parchment and spread coconut flakes out evenly. In a preheated oven to 350 degrees, watch coconut VERY closely for about five minutes or until lightly browned. 

Happy Baking!  


  1. Holy moley, these look amazing!


  2. man that looks delicious! i made donuts once, and formed them into hearts:) they were so cute!

  3. omg. how did i miss this. yum!! i love your donut pan! and love how the recipe doesn't need any rolling out :) xx gee @