Baked Mini Nutella Donuts
Adapted from Squirrel Bakes
Yields 24 mini donuts, or 8-10 regular sized donuts
For the donuts
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter, chilled
1/3 cup whole milk
1/4 cup Nutella
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, beaten
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease donut pan.
- In a large bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Whisk together to mix.
- Using a pastry cutter or two forks cut the butter into the dry mixture till a course texture is formed.
- In a small saucepan heat milk till simmering, set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine egg, Nutella, vanilla, and warmed milk. Mix together as best you can, the Nutella caused me to have a little trouble with this.
- Add dry ingredients to wet and blend just until incorporated. NOTE: If you think you need a little more liquid to make the batter spoonable or pipeable, add a bit more milk just to thin it out a touch
- Spoon mixture into donut pan or transfer to a piping bag and pipe into pan.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes for minis or until a toothpick entered in center of a donut comes out clean. Or, 8 - 10 minutes for regular sized donuts.
- Remove and let cool in pan for 5 minutes
- Flip pan over and let donuts cool completely on wire rack.
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons whole milk
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup Nutella
1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
- In a medium saucepan combine butter, milk, corn syrup, and vanilla.
- Whisking as butter melts, heat over medium until butter is completely melted and mixture is combined
- Remove from heat and add Nutella. Whisk mixture until Nutella has melted in.
- Add the confectioners' sugar whisk until smooth.
- While glaze is still hot, dunk the tops of donuts into the glaze and set on a tray lined with wax or parchment paper until dry.
- Add sprinkles if desired and let cool till dry to the touch.