This Sunday morning I enjoyed my first cup of coffee while looking out our window at the thick blanket of snow that now covers the ground here in the Finger Lakes. Shortly thereafter, I crawled out from under my warm blanket and made my way into the kitchen to whip up an amazing treat.
My inspiration to crawl out from under my warm blanket came after reading a post written by Heather at Curly Girl Kitchen. I ask you this, who could resist making Vanilla Bean Sour Cream Cake Doughnuts?
These doughnuts are baked, not fried. For some reason they remind me of a cross between a muffin and a baked doughnut. The flavor is delicious.
I modified the recipe slightly by using two teaspoons of pure vanilla extract in place of the vanilla bean. I quartered a naval orange and squeezed the juice of one of those quarters into the batter. And lastly, I also added two pinches of cinnamon to my batter. So, the name for my version of the recipe? Vanilla Orange Cinnamon Baked Doughnut Holes. I don’t have a doughnut pan so I broke out my trusty Babycakes Cake Pops maker which worked like a charm, and I got about 2 1/2 dozen doughnut holes in all.
These are a great way to ward off any cold winter morning…
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Yummm!!! I love doughnuts!
Have you tried using the cake pop baker for muffins? Blueberry, zucchini-that sort of muffin? If so, was it successful?
Michele, Hi there! I haven’t made muffins yet but I will experiment soon. I’ll be sure to let you know how they turn out – good or bad.
Thanks–I appreciate it!
Where in the Finger Lakes? It is a beautiful area!
Those are so cool and love that they are baked. Great job. Beautiful pic of the snow scenery.
What fun little bites of goodness. Your substitutions sound delicious!
They sure go down easy – lol!
I am already getting a donut pan because of all the delicious recipes that have been popping up lately. Bravo to you for being creative and using the baby cakes maker! These little bites are just perfect for entertaining or as a snack-yum! Great pictures.
I’ll be watching to see what you create!
I haven’t made doughnuts OR holes in years. I’m inspired!
Can’t wait for your post on them when you do make the Maureen!
I bought doughnuts holes the other day and after seeing these cuties I wish I had made them.
It’s okay to buy baked goods once in awhile – especially when you are a busy person like yourself. Take a break and enjoy them!
Oh these look so FLUFFY! I want one, just one to taste! I would love to be able to bake these instead of frying! These look so good. You did a really good job!
Thanks Dionne. They are great bite sized snacks if you can eat just one – lol! Have a great week 🙂