Eats // Mini Baked Donuts Recipe (and how Dave & Buster’s made me feel like a kid again).

08/02/13

mini donut recipe sugar and cloth

Once upon a time, like two weeks ago, Dave & Buster’s invited me and a few friends to come try out their new summer games. For those of you that aren’t familiar with D&B’s, it’s like Chuck-e-Cheese but for adults (and on steroids). Even though I wouldn’t have usually picked a night of arcade games as my pass-time of choice, I actually loved it. There’s something about playing a game of ten foot tall connect four and giggling hysterically over the Wheel of Fortune Jackpot that made me feel like a kid again. I needed it.

Sometimes I get so caught up in work and trying to be responsible all of the time that I totally deprive myself of the right to just have fun and let loose, even if that means playing Harpoon Lagoon for a half an hour straight like a token gambling maniac (and eating their fondue until I get a sugar and high). All of this to say that sometimes it’s the little things in life that we need the most.

Which brings me to my next point: mini donuts. Of course all of our giggle induced ticket earnings got piled together and I left with a mini donut maker (perfect!), and about 5 giant sticks of laffy taffy. It would just be a shame if I didn’t show you how I put my adult-easy-bake-oven-style donut maker to good use to my inner kid alive, so here it is –

p.s.- do your inner kid a favor and find the nearest Dave & Buster’s (or any arcade if you have to), you will thank me later. And no, this isn’t paid advertising, I just loved it that much :)

mini donut recipe sugar and cloth

Ingredients for the donuts:

  • 5 tbsp. of butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

Mix the butter, egg, and sugar throughly. Next, sift flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg together. Slowly add the dry ingredients to your mixture, alternating with the milk until well combined. Pipe the mixture into your donut maker or donut cooking sheet, and bake for 3-5 (in donut maker) or for 7 minutes in a donut cooking sheet, or until golden brown. Let them cool for about 20 minutes before adding the glaze.

mini donut recipe sugar and cloth

Ingredients for the glaze:

  • 1 tbsp. half and half
  • 1/4 vanilla or vanilla bean
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • gel food coloring of choice
  • sprinkles

Whisk together the half and half and vanilla, then  mix in powdered sugar until smooth. Add a few drops of your gel food coloring of choice, and stir. If the glaze is too thick, add 1 teaspoon more of half and half at a time. If dough is too thin, add 1 tablespoon more of powdered sugar at a time. Dip the cooled donuts into the glaze and then add sprinkles!

mini donut recipe sugar and cloth

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18 thoughts on “Eats // Mini Baked Donuts Recipe (and how Dave & Buster’s made me feel like a kid again).

  1. Jamie @ A Chandelier Life

    Love the idea. That is the fun of having a child in your mid thirties, you have an excuse for every time you do something childish. I love the idea of a mini donut maker; I’m a mini kind of gal. I figure if I make desserts in mini’s then I don’t feel so guilty eating them :)

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  2. jewel7013

    Such a sweet story … the mini donut oven reminds me of my childhood memories when i had the complete “plastic” kitchen… always wondered why my cookies never actually cooked :)

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  3. Kathleen

    So adorable!! I wish I’d won a mini donut maker at Dave & Busters – last time I was there I used all my tickets to buy one of those toy dog plushies on a leash. Cute, but I’d rather make donuts! :)

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