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    • Awww, that stinks. I feel your pain – I hate it when recipes especially those on the product that should be thoroughly tested don’t work out and you waste those ingredients. These are a yeast dough because I don’t really care for cake donuts, but there are cake donut recipes out there, too. I have not tried them in a donut tray, but they probably will hold their shape better perhaps. I know the hearts I cut out ended up like blobs. But they were tasty blobs, so it’s alright.

  1. I just found your blog through a link from someone elses blog that I also just found and I am super happy I clicked!!! All your recipes look great.

    I have been looking for a recipe for homemade doughnuts forever. I also have really wanted the pan but I went to the store a few times and they only had the mini one…. I decided it was fate and didn’t get anything. Awhile back, I did the easy pan fried store bought biscuit ones before and then tossed them in cinnamon powdered sugar. They were super yummy but I have wanted real homemade doughnuts for awhile so this seems like a good recipe to try for light and fluffy doughnuts 🙂 I am going to do cinnamon powdered sugar though because it is my favorite!!! Can you make the dough the night before and leave it somewhere to rise? My family likes to eat when they wake up so unless I make these for dessert, we aren’t having doughnuts in the morning 🙂

    • I thought I had replied to this… but it isn’t on here. I’m sorry.
      I am sure you could make these the night before. I’ve made cinnamon sugar bread, cinnamon rolls and sticky buns all using the same method: after punching down the dough you can put it in the fridge then. With cinnamon rolls and stuff, I shape them first. Whatever you have time for. As long as you put the yeast sweet dough in the fridge before that last 30 minute rise, you will be fine. Now I want doughnuts…. mmmmmm….

  2. Bought myself a doughnut pan on Amazon and love it! The recipe on the paper from the tray is a pretty good basic, easy to throw together recipe.

    I think I’ll be making up a batch this weekend, in fact.

    • I don’t think you could. The dough might not come together properly and unless using a concentrated apple flavoring like boiled cider, I don’t think you would taste it. Now there are cake donuts that are applesauce or apple cinnamon donuts. Those would work and I know they are out there. Whenever I see a yeast apple cinnamon donut, it was filled with an apple pie like mixture and then dipped in cinnamon and sugar.
      That sounds interesting…. filling these babies up with some apple pie filling with a pastry bag and dipping in cinnamon and sugar!

  3. My 10 year old son has been asking me to make doughnuts…..I didn’t want to make fried ones, so was glad to stumble upon your recipe. I look forward to trying it tomorrow!

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  1. […] 7.  To make the glaze:  either in a double boiler or microwave, heat the mixture until the sugar dissolves.  Stir and cool. This seemed to take a while, so I put it in the freezer for a little bit. 8.  Once cool, pour or brush the glaze on top.  It tastes better when allowed to harden, but still tasty either way.  mmmmm glaze…..  ooh, this might be good on my donuts […]

  2. […] 7.  To make the glaze:  either in a double boiler or microwave, heat the mixture until the sugar dissolves.  Stir and cool. This seemed to take a while, so I put it in the freezer for a little bit. 8.  Once cool, pour or brush the glaze on top.  It tastes better when allowed to harden, but still tasty either way.  mmmmm glaze…..  ooh, this might be good on my donuts […]

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