MY DIY | Edible Flower Baked Donuts
Remember the coffee corner we made a couple weeks ago? Well, what’s coffee without a little something (preferably sweet) to go beside it?! Enter, the donut! I was wandering the aisles of Target the other day…ok, everyday…and came across a donut pan. I had to scoop one up immediately and give it a try. I am not really a great baker, but the new kitchen in my apartment has me inspired me try out some new recipes. And I have to say, these donuts are so simple and quick to make, and a secret ingredient made them extra tasty…hint hint, it’s Coffee-mate® French Vanilla Flavored Creamer. And since we were saving calories by not deep frying, it was only right that we scoop on the frosting. Delish!
To top them off, inspired by David Bromstad’s gorgeous collection of floral Coffee-Mate bottles, I called around and found a specialty grocery store that sold the most lovely looking edible flowers. They fit perfectly in the center of each donut, making a treat almost (emphasis on almost) too pretty too eat! Consider my coffee-time officially inspired and upgraded. Ingredients and recipe after the break!
What you need:
2 cups of cake flour
3/4 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 Tbsp coffee
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 can vanilla frosting
1/2 Tbsp French Vanilla Coffee-mate® Creamer
What you do:
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375* F. Grease and flour pan.
Step 2: Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Step 3: Stir in buttermilk, eggs, butter, vanilla, French Vanilla Coffee-mate® Creamer and coffee. Beat until combined.
Step 4: Fill the donut mold 2/3 full.
Step 5: Bake 10-12 minutes until the top of the donuts are firm and bouncy.
Step 6: Let the donuts cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then flip the tin over on a cooling rack until they are cooled completely.
Step 7: For extra flavor, in a medium size bowl, mix together the frosting and Coffee-mate® French Hazelnut Flavored Creamer. Spread the frosting on a donut and add an edible flower for a sweet start to your morning.
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