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Friday, January 14, 2011


I made donuts yesterday, and no I didn't eat any.
If I was going to blow my commitment it wouldn't be with
donuts. At Christmas, my son bought a doughnut pan for me.
The boys have been asking for them as my first batch I made
was a Spice Cake Doughnut recipe.

This is my doughnut pan. I am still getting down pouring the
batter in and not making a mess and learning how much to
pour in so you get a decent sized doughnut.

Spiced Cake Donuts
2 cups All-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp shortening

Glaze 1 cup confectioners sugar
2 Tbsp HOT water

Preheat oven to 325 F
Lightly grease the doughnut pan.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder,
nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
Stir in milk, eggs,vanilla, and shortening.
Beat together until well blended.
Fill each doughnut cup approximately 3/4 full.
Bake 8-10 minutes in preheated oven, until doughnuts
spring back when touched. Allow to cool slightly before removing
from pan.
To make glaze, blend confectioners sugar and hot water in a
small bowl. Dip doughnuts in the glaze when serving.
Yields 12 doughnuts.

I also used a cake mix and made a batch
of chocolate ones. The photographer didn't get a good picture of
them. So I had batter left so I made cupcakes too.

I thought they turned out pretty good for something that was
When I make doughnuts the regular way I always feel so guilty about
the fried in oil part so this isn't so bad I guess. I don't go buy
doughnuts unless it is someones birthday, so my son who has
the next birthday said he likes these better than the store
bought kind. He said, they don't make you feel sick. I thought
that was a pretty good recommendation.
I hope you have a lovely Friday, so glad it is Friday too,
I really do hope it is a slower paced one than this week has been.
I need to clean my chicken coops and wash the dog. :)



  1. Ooooh a donut pan! What a great idea! I've never made donuts just because of the frying-in-fat-and-making-a-mess part.

  2. Ohhh, Donuts!! One of my (many) weaknesses. The pan looks kind of neat. I have a family friend who makes me donuts every once in awhile - the deep fried ones. So good that I hide them!

  3. Oh convicted now...this is what my son would love in the morning for his teenage boy sleep over...fresh donuts...wow!! I will be writing down this recipe!
    So are the donuts a cake like donut? Not yeast where they need to rise? Can you tell I don't have a clue...my mother made the yeast rising ones years ago....like 35 years ago...LOL

  4. We love doughnuts...I may have to get one of those pans! Yours look perfect and the cupcakes are pretty, too! Cleaning out chicken coops...now that sounds like fun!! :-) I'm kind of under the weather today, so I'm doing laundry and watching HGTV! I don't plan to leave the house...it's cold outside!Enjoy your weekend, friend!

  5. Those were some really tasty donuts, too. And it's true, they don't make you feel sick, any more than eating a slice of cake makes you feel sick. I don't know what it is about fried donuts, but they make me sick every time.

  6. Oh I love fresh donuts fried in oil but I never make them anymore because of all the calories and not to mentioned, oil. These looks good but I don't have a donut pan. Boo-Hoo...JB

  7. The donuts look store-bought! You did good!

    Get some work done, then rest!

  8. Oh my goodness my boys would have LOVED these...still would I guess now that I think of it. I have never seen a donut pan. What a good idea. And you know, reg. donuts ALWAYS make me sick so I advoid them altogether, but these I am quite certain I could eat ~ not that I will be any time soon, but this looks wonderful...and yes Janette almost a must for teenage boy sleepover, haha...I am impressed btw Kim that you could have both donuts and cupcakes in your house that YOU made and NOT eat any. Don't think I could have done it. What a good mama you are! Though the diet is getting much easier I noticed the last couple of days to stick to. Have a wonderful week-end. HUGS

  9. my hubby just walked through and saw your donuts... he is sure we need one of those pans! I'm saying NO.. it's hard enough to pass them up in the store, if they were in my oven... yikes!!

  10. I must have your doughnut pans! Where did you get them?! These look wonderful!

  11. They look so good and so fattening . I don't know that I have seen a doughnut pan before.

  12. Hi Kim:
    Your donuts look great...I wish I had one, I really need a treat about now....Good luck with the chicken coop and washing the dog...Sounds like you have planed a great week for yourself next week...LOL
    Enjoy your weekend, Nancy

  13. A doughnut pan is on my list Kim, and this recipe looks great!! I am proud of you for resisting!! Such great will power. I did get to walk again today. Need to work on the sugar, thanks for letting me know how you stopped!. Enjoy your weekend. We are still thawing out. this ice just doesn't want to go, I hope its not hanging around for more. lol.

  14. Now those are some seriouly good looking donuts! Oh, I can just imagine dunking one of those babies in a mug of hot chocolate!!!! And you didn't eat one? Send me some will power! No, I had not heard of a hot chocolate machine till I saw my friends. I don't drink coffee or tea, but hot chocolate, very tasty!

  15. I never knew you could make donuts without frying them. The recipe sounds easy and delicious. These would be wonderful on special occasions like birthdays or holidays.

  16. I don't think I've ever seen a doughnut pan. That's a new one for me. What a great idea. Everything looks yummy!

  17. Donuts? Yikes. I'm cutting out all desserts and candy right now. I'm recovering from the attack of Christmas cookies. Hope your family enjoyed them. I'll write soon.
    Oh- has anybody heard from "One Animal Away from Divorce"? I sure hope she's okay!


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