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,