Melanie's Food Adventures

Mmmmmmmmmini Donuts


The Simpsons TV show has always been a big deal for Mr Food Adventurer and I. We even had a Marge & Homer topper for our wedding cake! We must have watched some episodes dozens of times and we still find ourselves laughing at the same bits even though we know they are about to happen. If we know a funny bit is coming up and one of us is in another room, we actually shout to the other one to come through so we can share the moment together.


Picture courtesy of Fox TV and The Simpsons (c)

A friend of mine, Careth, recently made some mini donuts for her son’s second birthday. I’m not (or rather, I should say, I wasn’t) a big fan of donuts. I found them too doughy and heavy and just not for me. However, like many things on my Food Adventure so far, baked mini donuts now feature highly on my sweet treats thanks to Iced Jems and her fabulous Mini Donut Mould and recipe!

As I mentioned in my Edinburgh Gin & Tonic Cake post, I had a playdate arranged at mine for Wee Food Adventurer and a couple of his friends so I thought mini donuts would be something pretty cool to make them.

The original recipe on Iced Jems’ site makes 88 donuts, great amount for a party, but possibly a tad over adventurous for what I had planned. The ingredients below will make approximately 18-20. A nice number for a small gathering of toddlers (and mummies).


100g Plain Flour

1/4 tsp Baking Powder

1/4tsp Salt

60ml Milk

1/4tsp Vanilla Extract

60g Unsalted Butter or Margarine

100g Caster Sugar

1 Egg

For the method click Here







  1. When you are ready to pipe the donut mix into the mould, place the piping bag into a tall glass. That way you’ve two hands to work with and the bag will stay upright and stable as you fill it up and then you can cut the tip off to start piping.
  2.  Two moulds is definitely the way to go. That way you can let one mould cool down and get the other one in the oven, speeding up the time       you have the oven on!
  3. Let the donuts cool completely before glazing.



Talking of glazes, here are a note of the ones I used, and how to make them




Icing Sugar

Lemonade ( I used SummerHouse Drinks Lemonade as it’s lovely and lemony but any will be fine).



I haven’t given you exact measurements here as it will really depend on how many you are making.

To start with place 50g of Icing Sugar in a wide bottom bowl and then add a small amount of lemonade until you get a smooth consistency. If it’s too thick, add some more lemonade, if it’s too runny add a little Icing Sugar. Dip your donuts into the glaze and place back on your cooling rack and shake some sprinkles over the top and allow to set.




2 Raspberries

Icing Sugar



Place 50g of Icing Sugar in a wide bottom bowl and add two raspberries, crushing them with the back of a fork before stirring in some lemonade. Dip your donuts into the glaze, place on your cooling rack and sprinkle.



Nice and easy this one! Take 2tbsp of Chocolate Dulce de Leche and place into a microwaveable bowl. Put the bowl into your microwave for 20 seconds and then dip your donuts into the glaze and place on your cooling rack.

I have to say that the donuts went down really well at the playdate and there were even some left over for when my mother in law came to stay! There really is no limit to the topping and glazes you could use on these donuts, please share any pictures of the ones you have made as I’d love to see them!

Melanie, Food Adventurer



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