Friday, 12 July 2013

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffin

In Sept 2009, I baked Jammy Donut Muffin which is sometime similar to this Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffin.   That is definitely a long time ago, so today I took the opportunity to join Bake Along for their July event.

I used Frozen Wing's recipe as I wanted to use my mini muffin tray which has been sitting really patiently in the cupboard.

I am sure my little one will be delighted to have this for tea.

Next, will I be game enough to try attempt Cronut?  

Verdict: It is soft and fluffy when eaten hot.  It doesn't have the texture of a deep fried donut if that is what you are expecting.  It is also not cake like with strong buttery taste when it is eaten fresh.  After a day of resting, the flavour seems to develop.  

What you need:

187g plain flour
1/8 tsp baking soda
1¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp grounded nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
110g milk
1 tbsp buttermilk (1 tbsp milk with ¼ tsp lemon juice)
56g butter, softened
60g castor sugar
1 egg

For doughnut coating

56gm unsalted butter, melted (I needed more to do a batch of 24 mini muffins)
½ cup sugar mixed with ½ tbsp ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 177C. Grease and flour the muffin pans

Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt .

In a medium bowl, combine the milk and the buttermilk or yogurt.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter for 2-3 mins using a handheld mixer on medium speed. Reduce to low and gradually add in the sugar. Continue to mix until mixture is light and fluffy.

Add the egg, beating until just combined.

Add the dry ingredients in 3 batches, flour, milk and flour mixing just until smooth.  Do not overmix.

Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin tray, filling approx 2/3 .

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the tops are lightly golden.

While the muffins are baking, prepare the melted butter in one bowl and the cinnamon sugar in another bowl.

Let the doughnut cool completely on a wire rack, dunk them in the melted butter, then coat them with cinnamon sugar. 

I am submitting this to Bake-Along hosted by Joyce of Kitchen FlavoursLena of Her Frozen Wings and Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids


  1. Hi Edith,
    Your doughnuts looks great and that is a very pretty bowl! It is nice to have you joining us in Bake-Along, hope to see you again.
    Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks KF for sharing this recipe. This recipe grows on you.

  2. morning edith! i'm happy to see you squeezing some time to bake along with us. Yes, they are not as fluffy as those fried ones and they are soft. I just only heard of kronuts these few days, i hv no idea what is that, shall google to find out. Have a nice coming weekend ya!

    1. Yes Lena, I am also glad to be able to make it. It was fun and yah those kronut or cronuts. I hope to tackle them when I have that mood. Right now, too many things happening here.

  3. I've not tried these donut muffins before. Look cute and delicious.

    1. Ann, try this, you might like it esp for the kiddos.

  4. Looks nice, Edith! Eh, I like your green bowl :)

    1. Thanks Phong Hong, it was a gift from hubby.

  5. hi Edith,
    I will make these cute yummy snack this weekend :)

    1. Alice, have fun. For me, it tasted better the next day.

  6. hi Edith,
    didnt know you start blogging again.... I hope all is well at your end and please take care :)
    Best regards,

    1. Hi Anita, I was getting many emails requesting me to start so itchy hand started again. :)

  7. Hi Edith,

    When I served these donuts to my husband and son, they said that these are not donuts! - LOL!

    Will ask if Joyce and Lena wants to bake Cronuts!



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