Coffee Cake Donuts

For the times when you can’t decide whether you’re feeling donut or coffee cake…. this one’s for you.

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Coffee Cake Donuts
Yields 6 donuts
For the Crumb
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 sticks unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour or AP flour
For the Cake
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg (gives it that “bakery” taste)
  • 2 tsp vanilla pudding powder (adds extra moistness!)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/6 cup buttermilk (To make your own buttermilk, add about 1 tsp. vinegar to the milk and let it sit for 20 min)
Finishing touches
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • about 1 tbsp milk
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Spray your donut pan with non-stick spray.
First, make the crumb. In a large bowl, combine the sugars, cinnamon and salt. Pour the melted butter over the mixture and stir until fully incorporated. Stir in the cake flour until a smooth dough forms and set the bowl aside.
In another large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Using a hand mixer, add in the butter and beat until the mixture resembles moist crumbs.
In a small bowl, combine all ingredients for the cake and mix well.
Put the batter into a ziploc bag and squeeze equal amounts into the donut molds. Make sure each cavity is only about 1/3 full. It’s better to under-fill each one, and then go back and add more with any excess batter.
Evenly distribute the crumb dough over the top of each donut. Be careful not to press the crumbs into the batter, just give them a generous sprinkling. Pile on that crumb!
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into one of the donuts comes out clean.
Cool them for about 10 minutes, then make a simple glaze with powdered sugar and milk and drizzle on top. Add an extra dusting of powdered sugar and enjoy with a nice cup of coffee! That’s where the name comes from right?
Recipe adapted from Offbeat and Inspired

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