In honor of my blog’s 3rd birthday the other day, I thought it fitting to celebrate! Naturally I needed a dessert in order to properly do so, so I made donuts for the first time! Stepping away from the traditional kind, I chose to make birthday cake flavored donut holes. To jazz them up I also added food coloring to marble the batter and sprinkles to make them more birthday appropriate. All in all, this recipe is not too shabby and these lil donut bites were rather addicting despite them being my first batch ever!
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour or cake flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons butter, softened
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk, at room temperature
Food coloring or confetti sprinkles
Vegetable oil, for frying
Vanilla Buttercream Icing
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
1. Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
2. Set aside in refrigerator.
1. In a stand mixer bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
2. Beating the ingredients at low-medium speed, combine the butter with the dry ingredients. Add the eggs, vanilla, milk, and food coloring/sprinkles. Continue to beat until combined fully and smooth.
3. Fill a medium pot with about 2 inches of oil. On the stove, bring the oil to medium heat.
4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and roll out the dough into 1/2-1 inch in diameter dough balls.
5. Using a spoon, place a few balls into the oil. Turn every minute until golden brown all around.
6. Place the donut holes on a paper towel covered sheet or plate. Let cool completely.
7. Frost and decorate! Store in the refrigerator.