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Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

One of my uncomplicated guilty pleasures is a simple nutmeg scented cake donut, fresh from the bakery. I have made cake donuts before but let’s face it, it is a lot of trouble. One of the recipes that has been making the rounds of a few food blogs that I follow is this terrific recipe for muffins that pays homage to the simple but perfect cake donut. My version is a little richer and lighter than a couple that I tried; including whipping cream in place of milk, punching up the nutmeg flavour a little and using half cake flour for lightness.

This one bowl, simple muffin recipe, served warm out of the oven, will be the star of any weekend brunch.

Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
These baked muffins have all the flavour of a classic cake donut without all the excessive fat that comes from deep frying.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cake and pastry flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • ¼ c vegetable oil
  • ¾ c whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
For the Cinnamon Sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon
You'll also need a few tbsp of melted butter to brush on at the end.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Use a baking spray to coat the muffin tins or grease them very well. The mini muffins as shown in the photo were baked in silicone mini muffin pans which work great.
  3. Sift together the flours, salt, baking powder and nutmeg. Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg and sugar until very light in color.
  5. Add the oil and whisk in well.
  6. Add the whipping cream until well blended.
  7. Fold in the dry ingredients by hand just until the dry ingredients are incorporated into the batter. Do not overmix.
  8. Bake for about 13 minutes for mini muffins or 15-18 minutes for larger muffins. Watch them carefully and as soon as a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, take them out. It is very easy to overbake mini muffins especially.
  9. Let them cool for 10 minutes before removing them from the pan.
  10. Brush the outsides of the muffins with a little melted butter and roll them in the cinnamon sugar.


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Anonymous

Monday 23rd of April 2012

what to do if pastry flour is unavailable? i checked subs, and they say to mix corn flour with all purpose flour. do you think mixing rice powder with the all purpose could work as well?

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 28th of April 2012

I'm skeptical. Let us know if you try it.

magar096

Friday 27th of January 2012

Roll them in .... what's 1/2 sugar?

Barry C. Parsons

Saturday 28th of April 2012

1/2 cup

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