Friday, February 17, 2012

Dark Temptations - Homemade Donuts dunked in a cranberry choco sauce

Just back home after a short yet comforting visit to my home country - India. The sweet memories of meeting family and friends is making me nostalgic and to be honest the elaborate menu laid on the table right in the morning...Gosh, anytime of the day and so much to nibble and munch to satiate your senses, still missing wonderful food made by all of them and just for us. But one thing is for sure, nothing can beat the aroma and freshness of home made food and sweets.... !!!! And the best part is that you can enjoy the different courses in plenty whiling sitting cozily and chatting in the warm sun. Thanks guys for all the efforts you took in making those rich delicacies and of course the lovely gonna a miss it all over here !!!

Yesterday was our wedding anniversary and hubby dear got us a amazing Chocolate Silk Cake. I was more than happy, but the cake left me in a dilemma and an urge to make'n'bake something special for him too. Inspired by my Moms (after eating loads of home made sweets !),  I wanted to try my version of sweet - simple and a healthy dessert. Thinking hard about his Likes, I thought of making mini donuts, his latest admiration. And here I go to share my recipe... !

APF: 1/2 cup
Sugar: 2-3 tsp (I like mild sugar, can add more to taste)
Oats: 2 tsp
Salt: a generous pinch
Baking Powder:1/2tsp
Baking Soda: 1/2tsp
Milk: 1/4 to 1/2 cup (warm, add to make a thick paste)
Butter/Oil: 2tsp
Egg: 1

For Coating Donuts:
Cranberry Jam: 2tsp
Chocolate Spread: 1/4 cup (made by melting a chocolate bar + adding little milk in a microwave ).

In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients first - APF, salt, baking powder, baking soda, oats and sugar.
Mix well. Add warm and melted butter or oil, egg and stir again. 
To make a nice yet thick batter, slowly add some warm milk to get the desired consistency.
Generously grease the donut pan with oil spray.  
Fill the moulds with 3/4th of the batter and bake for 6-7 minutes. 
Wait for another 5 minutes before opening the moulds and let it cool down before drizzling chocolate.

Dark, Devilish & Delicious Sauce ready to go on the top of these beauties !!!
I love the supple texture added by perhaps adding milk to the batter and make it more photogenic by garnishing with your favorite topping.

To add sparkle to my festive mood, I threw handful of silver balls on the top.

Real yummm, soft and warm donuts are ready to be nibbled with evening tea and chocolate cake.

Enjoy these tiny donuts till I unpack my bags and share my shopping and gifts with you..........!!!!!!!!!


  1. Yummy, tempting, my favorite keep it up

  2. Belated anniversary wishes:-) That looks fantastic! I have been wanting to try this baked version of Donuts for a long time..But no luck in finding the pan:-(

  3. Thankyou so much for the wishes...!
    @ Ramya, you can find the donut maker at bed bath n beyond or macy's, else I wud be happy to send one for you !

  4. Hi Sonia! Welcome back and Happy Anniversary! I hope you had a wonderful visit with family.

    I'm just preparing a post for tomorrow that includes donuts. I must grab this link to include. Thank you so much for sharing. Your donuts look and sound delicious!!!

  5. I make homemade donuts for my 2 yr old son every saturday morning and I am always looking for new recipes to try! I love that you added oats to yours !they look delicious

  6. Looks absolutely delicious and perfect

  7. wow, baked donuts is such a healthy & fabulous idea! and that too the mini ones looks so cute... these look delecious

  8. Delicious baked donuts. Yum yum ....

  9. This looks so good and delicious. I really want to try this. This is perfect with evening or snack it with a coffee. best donuts in sydney


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