Make, Do and Mend

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Glazed Doughnut muffins. Another Pinterest recipe

This is my version of a popular Pinterest recipe. I baked them for breakfast before we left Texas. They were enjoyed by my parents, brother and husband. And me.

Glazed Doughnut Muffins - quite rich and they really do taste like warm cake doughnuts.
They would be good to make if you are craving doughnuts but don't want to or can't go to a bakery.

For the Muffins:
1/4 cup butter, very soft
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup milk

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

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line 12 -14 or 15 muffin cups with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray. (I used a 12 cup muffin pan and 2 Pyrex custard cups to bake my batch.)
In a mixing bowl stir together butter, vegetable oil, and sugars till smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Next, add all the dry ingredients- baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and flour until just combined. Stir in the milk, just until combined. Do not over mix.
Spoon batter into cups, filling the cups, and smooth tops. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Bake until muffin tops are a pale golden and springy to the touch, 15 to 17 minutes. Cool muffins in muffin tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool 10 minutes before glazing.
To make the glaze, In a medium bowl mix together the melted butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough water to make a pourable glaze. Whisk until smooth.
When muffins have cooled slightly, dip the muffin crown into the glaze and allow the glaze to harden. Once hardened, dip a second time and allow to harden then serve.

There was no time to let my batch cool before frosting, so these got frosted almost straight out of the oven. Letting them cool would of been better but they were still delicious.
I will repeat this recipe on special occasions,

Getting the plates and drinks ready

My parents built this house about 1970 and my mom picked her  favorite avocado green for the formica  countertops in the kitchen.
That kitchen has been cooked in lots over the last 40 or so years but that green formica still looks good as new.  

Hope you try this recipe for your next fancier breakfast
they are delicious!


  1. Yum, they look so delicious!


  2. Those sound wonderful, I know my hubby would love them. Thanks for your tried and true recipe, I will pin it!
    Hugs, Cindy

  3. Yummm, these sound so good, thanks for sharing!! The counters remind me of my first washer and dryer, avacado green was so hip!! Ha

  4. Yummy! I will have to make these soon.

  5. I'd love to try this reciped! Looks good and I love donuts.

  6. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Another one to add to my doughnut repertoire.


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