Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gluten Free Frosted Cake Donuts

Gluten Free Frosted Cake Donuts

My children are singing the "Mom Praises" here in my home.  With each victory in creating a new gluten free equivalent of the food they used to enjoy, it gets easier to stick with the gluten free lifestyle.  As I was shopping in Meijer's one day I spotted an endcap with donut making supplies.  Included in this was a large donut making pan from Wilton.  I had a little one a long time ago but was unsuccessful in making donuts that weren't dry and hard. 

So here's the recipe adapted from the recipe on the pan package:

2 cups Gluten Free Cake Flour
3/4 cup organic cane sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbs melted butter

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.  Spray the donut pan with a nonstick spray.

In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.  Add in buttermilk, eggs and butter.  Beat until combined.  Fill each donut cup 2/3 full.

Bake for approx 8 mins or until the top of the donuts spring back when touched.  Let cool 4-5 minutes before removing from the pan.  Makes 12 donuts.

For the frosting / glaze:

Melt 1/3 cup butter in a sauce pan.  Remove from heat and add 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla and stir.  Add 1 Tbs of water at a time until the consistency desired is achieved.  Dip the donuts upside down in the frosting until coated and sprinkle with decorative toppings if desired.

Enjoy the yummy donuts with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.

To your health,
Dr Stephanie

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