I’m writing this blog post whilst I prepare myself a decidedly normal evening meal of pasta and pesto. How very un-food-bloggery!! I’m sure I’m not alone in loving this easy peasy supper? We all need a night off once in a while. I did cast my eye over a recipe for a pistachio pesto though… I have GOT to give this a try soon and will be sure to share the recipe as soon as I do.
Anyway. There’s something about mini cake bites, isn’t there? The fact that you can fit them into your mouth in one go means that you feel justified in eating more of them than you normally would! I know I do… But when they taste this good and look as cute as these do, why not?!
I got the inspiration for this recipe from a favourite blog of mine, Hannahhotcakes. I saw her blog about mini doughnuts a while ago and knew I wanted to give them a try. You can visit Hannah’s blog here.
These are essentially mini cake bites in the shape of doughnuts – these silicone doughnut shaped moulds are everywhere at the moment and are very cheap to buy and easy to use. One word of warning though – my advice would be not to buy one too cheaply. I bought mine from Amazon for a fiver here, and it was OK, but the doughnuts didn’t come out very smoothly after baking. I tried a second batch and sprinkled a light dusting of flour into the moulds before putting the batter in, which did help slightly, but I think if you’re going to buy one, spend a little more and get a better quality mould. Lakeland have a great version available, if you click on the Lakleand banner below it’ll take you to their site and you can see for yourself. (*NOTE – This is not sponsored, I just love their stuff!*)
This recipe will make around 40 mini doughut cake bites. This would be a great recipe to make with children as they’re fun to make, decorate and eat.
110g self raising flour
110g caster sugar
110g butter or Stork, softened
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
2 heaped tbsp cocoa powder
150g milk chocolate
Sprinkles to decorate
— Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius. Dust your silicone mould lightly with flour and shake off the excess. Place it on a baking tray to support it.
— Add to a bowl all ingredients except the milk chocolate and sprinkles, and combine until the batter is smooth. You can do this by hand, or in a stand mixer like my KitchenAid.
— Fill the moulds with the batter. You could use a spoon, but I piped mine for a better finish, using a large round piping nozzle. Bake in the oven for around 14 minutes, then remove and leave to cool completely. Don’t even attempt to take your doughnuts out of the mould until they are cold!
— Lay a piece of baking paper on a tray or plate. Melt the milk chocolate and dip the tops of each doughnut bite into the chocolate to coat it. Place it on the baking tray and decorate with the sprinkles. Leave for half an hour for the chocolate to set… If you can wait that long!
And there you have it, a great, fun bake which will make you smile 🙂