Day 101 – Glazed Doughnut (Krispy Kreme) Cupcakes

9 Nov

I typically prefer my doughnuts with frosting and sprinkles…or in twist form (which is generally the same as glazed, but more fun to look at). But when I saw a recipe for cupcakes based on doughnuts, how could I resist? Glazed Doughnut (Krispy Kreme) Cupcakes (recipe below from My Baking Addiction)

Book: Paradise by Toni Morrison

Doughnut-Cupcake     Mini-Doughnut-Cupcake

The cakes are very dense and springy. They are perhaps slightly on the dry side, but not terribly.  It’s very much like a spice cake – cinnamon and nutmeg are very strong.

Glaze

The glaze is a typical powdered sugar glaze. It’s very thin and easy to dip, and then hardens quickly because of the butter.  It has a nice, sweet, simple vanilla taste.

Glazed-Doughnut-Cupcake     Mini-Glazed-Cupcake

It does, in fact, taste like a glazed doughnut. One of the cinnamon/spice cake doughnuts with glaze, to be exact. Nice taste and all kinds of fun for the kid in me.

Notes: I want more of the glaze – let’s face it, there’s never enough glaze – so I would probably do them more like lemon blossoms. Coat the entire cupcake in the glaze once or twice. I think that would give it even more of the “doughnut” feel/taste.

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 3
  • Ease of Making: 4.5 (The batter is all in 1 mixer and the glaze is extremely simple.)
  • TOTAL: 18.5

RECIPE

Glazed Doughnut (Krispy Kreme) Cupcakes (recipe from My Baking Addiction)

For the Batter
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 to 1 ¼ teaspoons ground nutmeg, to taste (I used ¾)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup milk

For the Glaze
3 tablespoons butter; melted
1 cup confectioners’ sugar; sifted
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons hot water

For directions visit My Baking Addiction.

*Tomorrow: Pecan Pie Cupcakes*

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