Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Day Twelve of the Vegan Valentine’s Day Challenge is Baked Vanilla and Chocolate Mini Doughnuts!

These were so easy to make and so much fun to decorate! I didn't have sprinkles on hand so that’s why there were none but if you have some valentine’s themed ones they would work so well on these! The recipe is the same as my other baked doughnut one minus the added spices. For the chocolate doughnuts you just add some cocoa powder and I might try some melted chocolate next time when I have more around.  I hope you try these out and have fun decorating them!

Today would have been my mom’s 53rd birthday if she hadn't passed away three years ago so I just wanted to take some time out to wish her a happy birthday wherever she is in the world! I’m sure she would have loved this blog and the many sweets I have been making!

As always, click read more for the recipe! :)

- Alexis ♥

Baked Vanilla and Chocolate Mini Doughnuts
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • ½ cup cinnamon applesauce
  • ¼ cup butter
  •  ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar

For the Chocolate Doughnuts:
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder

For the toppings:
  • ½ Cup Melted Vegan Chocolate Chips + 1 teaspoon Vegetable Shortening
  • ½ cup powdered sugar (for the powdered doughnuts)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Shredded Coconut

  • Sprinkles
  • Cinnamon Sugar

For the colored icing:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Non-Dairy Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Corn Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Vegan Food Dye (the gel or paste kind)

*I split this into three bowls and left one white for the glazed doughnuts and used vegan food dye to make the pink and the red colors.

*If you use a non-gel or pasta food dye the consistency might change but you can just add more powdered sugar if it’s too thin or more milk if it’s too thick. Totally up to you!


Preheat your oven to 325° F

Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and set aside.

Beat together the butter, applesauce, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract and oil and then slowly add the dry ingredients, a cup at a time, until fully incorporated.

Split the batter evenly in two and add your cocoa powder to one of the batters. If you want you can color the white batter to make it a little more valentine’s day themed.

Butter or oil the pan you plan on using and pipe in the batter to fill the circle shape. (You can just use a zip lock bag with the corner cut off. Try not to overfill the pan.

Bake for 8-9 minutes or until the doughnuts start to spring back.

It’s important you don’t cook these too long or they will become dense and will be cooked unevenly.

Cool completely before covering in toppings and/or decorations.


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