Mini donut muffins

27 08 2009

These tasty treats are muffins with an identity crisis.  They have the texture and taste of heavy, fried donuts but are baked like muffins.  I’ve yet to master making them without over filling them with jam and having little jam volcanos on the muffin tops but they are still tasty once they’ve been dipped in butter and rolled in sugar.  I used a 24 hole mini muffin pan and doubled the recipe and got about 36 mini muffins from all the batter.

Mini Jam Donut Muffins (I found this recipe online but haven’t saved the source)


125ml milk

85ml vegetable oil

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

200g self-raising flour

100g caster sugar

12 teaspoons raspberry jam

For the topping:

100g unsalted butter

150g caster sugar

1 tsp cinnamon powder (I omitted this)

– Preheat oven to 190C

– Beat together milk, oil, egg and vanilla extract.  Add the flour and caster sugar and beat until just combined – don’t worry about lumps, overbeating will result in tough muffins.

– Spoon into very well greased mini muffin tin until each is 1/2 full, carefully spoon 1/4 tsp of jam on top, keeping towards the middle, and cover with more batter until each mould is full.

– Place tray into the preheated oven and cook for about 20 mins or until tops are golden and springy to the touch.  Remove from the oven and cool in the tray, then remove to a cooling rack.

– Melt the additional butter, dip the tops of the muffins in the melted butter and roll in the sugar.

And the money shot:

These are best heated a little the next day as it gives them a lovely dough taste just like freshly fried donuts.




4 responses

23 09 2009

Oh wow – these look amazing…. dipped in butter and rolled in sugar – I just gained a few pounds…

23 09 2009

Thanks for the comment, love your work, I’ve added you to my blogroll. Let me know if you try these.

12 07 2011

Just wanted to let you know, I finally made these after saving the recipe for so long – I posted a link to your recipe on my latest blog post: Thanks again!

12 07 2011

Wow, thanks so much for linking back to the recipe. The baby shower dessert table looks fantastic & congrats on the new addition to your family! I’m in awe of your ability to create that spread, have your baby early & still blog beautiful pictures about the whole thing! Sidney is a lucky baby 🙂

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