14 February 2014

Easy Valentine Donuts

easy valentine donuts 


Despite planning a Valentine gift guide, the day has still come around and I have nothing organised. Well I do, but it's not a romantic meal for two.

My in-laws are over from Cyprus and here for the weekend. It's such a shame, the temperature is such a shock to them and they've been greeted with torrential rain,which has now turned to snow.

We're heading out for a meal tonight, but this afternoon I made these Easy Valentine Donuts.

I used a basic victoria sponge mixture and baked the doughnuts, then when they were cool, I iced them and topped them with sprinkles.

For the perfect Valentine treat serve these easy Valentine donuts with a Apricot and Mango Milkshake.


easy valentine donuts




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Easy Valentine Donuts
Quick vanilla donuts with a drizzle of pink icing and sprinkles.
Ingredients
  • 4 large eggs
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 225g butter, softened
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
1. Preheat you oven to 180c/160c fan/350f/gas mark 4.2. In a stand mixer or with an electric whisk, whisk all the ingredients until light and fluffy.3. Spray your donut pan with baking release spray.4. Pipe batter into each ring until it is just above half way up.5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.6. Allow to cool for a little while in the an, then leave on a wire rack to cool completely. Once they are cool you can ice the, and add sprinkles.7. Enjoy!
Details
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Yield: Makes 18 donuts




I am entering my donuts into a few challenges:
 
1 Treat Petite hosted by my lovely friend Cakeyboi and The Baking Explorer

41 comments:

  1. That glaze is such a bright, pretty color! I bet the doughnuts are pretty tasty too!

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    1. They were good. You can never go wrong with a victoria sponge recipe.

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  2. Oooh - I've never made my own doughnuts, maybe something I should give a try!

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    1. They are really easy and very good Laura.

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  3. It never would have occurred to me to bake donuts. I'd better not let the kids know otherwise they will be forever pestering me to make some! Thanks for linking up with this month's Love Cake,

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  4. Lovely Jac. Hope you had a good meal out and you' get some respite from the weather - I'm crossing fingers for tomorrow.

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    1. We did have a good meal out and some glorious weather today, if a bit baltic.

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  5. What a cute idea. I love little Valentine's treats!

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  6. Thanks for sending these scrummy donuts to lets cook sweet treats for valentine event at simply.food I have linked it for you on linky.

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    1. Thanks Nayna, seemed to miss that. Maybe there had been nothing added at the point.

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  7. I amde them just now & love them so much! they are the best,..really delicious too! xxx

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  8. These donuts are so clever and pretty - I now want a donut pan;-)

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  9. Mmmmmm :) Worth investing in a donut pan for these :)

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    1. I've got two to cut down on baking time. A great buy.

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  10. Wooow! They're super duper cute!!!

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  11. These look wonderful, easy and delicious but not quite so fattening as fried doughnuts. GG

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    1. Definitely a healthier donut. Safer to make too in my opinion!

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  12. What a fun idea, and they look so cute :)
    Janie x

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  13. baked doughnuts! Almost healthy!!! I love the bright pink icing too;)

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  14. What a FUN recipe Jac and they look VERY romantic too! Karen xx

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  15. Oh jaq they are so pretty its time I made my own doughnuts !

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    1. I am loving my donut pan, I would definitely recommend one.

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  16. I would have loved to get these for valentines. Simple, what I need and sweet...

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    1. Definitely sweet. My wee boy is loving theses, although he requested orange icing on his :)

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  17. I like the idea of baked donuts, they must be healthier than the fried versions. I also like how pretty they look, i must buy a donut tin now! x

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  18. Pink makes everything better on a cake!
    Very pretty doughnuts Jac.

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  19. Outstanding photo, those donuts just pop right out of the page!

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  20. So going to give baked doughnuts a go, they seem to be popping up all over these days! Fab pic Jac. Thanks so much for linking up to Family Foodies.

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  21. Thanks for entering these Jac. You know I love my doughnuts too!

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  22. I love baked doughnuts! Yum! These would be great for my girls to decorate!

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