Mini Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

24 donuts
23 min

Mini Cinnamon Sugar Donuts. 🍩These baked goodies have a cinnamon-sugar filling PLUS they are rolled in butter, cinnamon and sugar right when they come out of the oven. And the fact that they are mini. I mean, c’mon. I was inspired by the mini donut pan I found at Goodwill. It’s such a great place to score kitchen goods. I digress. I am definitely a cakey donut gal and the options are endless. You could also shake these in a bag of powdered sugar or slap a glaze on them. I always trick myself into thinking I will eat less when they are a smaller size but we all know how that goes!

Recipe details

  • 24  donuts
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 8 Minutes Total time: 23 min
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Ingredients

Filling

  • 1 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ cup all-purpose
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

Donut

  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Dusting Sugar

  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

Instructions

Filling

Preheat the oven to 400ºF.
Spray a 12-cavity mini doughnut pan with cooking spray.I
n a small bowl, mix all filling ingredients with your fingertips. It will be crumbly. Set aside.

Donut

n a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, whisk together the egg, cream, sugars, melted butter and vanilla.
Add to the flour mixture and mix until flour is just combined. There will be lumps in the batter.
Cut the tip off of a piping bag (or Ziploc). Load the bag with the batter. Pipe a small amount into each doughnut cavity.
Sprinkle each with half of the filling. Pipe another layer on top of the filling.
Bake for 8 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs attached.

Dusting Sugar

While the doughnuts are baking, melt the butter and transfer to a small bowl.
Mix the cinnamon and sugar in another small bowl.
When the doughnuts come out of the oven, dip them in the butter and then the cinnamon sugar.
Transfer to a platter and repeat with remaining batter.

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