Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mini Baked Pumpkin Spice Doughnuts w/ Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Icing

I'll start off by saying that this is the only doughnut that tastes even better the next day!
Now, that being said. My first pumpkin recipe for this fall was a success.
Everyone in my house + my friends that tried them loved these cute little doughnuts
not only because of how absolutely adorable they are but because they are sooooo
delicious! They are moist and packed with pumpkin flavor, truly a special treat.
I had been dying to try out my mini doughnut pan for months now, and I am so glad
that I chose this recipe to be my first! So worth it. Can't wait to try out new
baked doughnut recipes.

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts
slightly adapted from: An Edible Mosaic


- 3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 c. pumpkin puree
- 1/4 c. milk
- 2 T. canola oil
- 1 1/2 c. a.p. flour
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1/2 t. salt
- 2 t. pumpkin spice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees & lightly grease a mini doughnut pan.

 I used this one. My mom ordered it for me from an avon catalog a while ago.

1. In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar and eggs until light.

That should do it, then, stir in the pumpkin puree, milk and canola oil.

2. In a separate medium-largish bowl whisk flour, baking powder, salt &
pumpkin spice. Gradually stir in dry ingredients into wet ingredients.

3. Transfer batter into a pastry bag, pipe batter into prepared pan about 3/4 full.

4. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes. 
Transfer to rack to cool completely.

Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Icing


- 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 1 c. powdered sugar
- 2-4 T. milk
- 1/8-1/4 t. pumpkin spice

Whisk softened cream cheese and powdered sugar together.
Add 2 T. milk, add more if needed to thin icing. Quickly whisk in
the pumpkin spice.

Dip the doughnuts in the pumpkin spice cream cheese icing,
covering only half top of the doughnut.

* This is the icing I use on my cinnamon rolls, you could also ice
cookies, banana bread and so on.

Enjoy <3
p.s. I made this pumpkin spice latte this morning to go with these babys
and it was absolutely delicious! It's just like the one you get at Starbucks!


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the donuts! They were a favorite in my house too. ;)

  2. I'm personally not a fan of doughnuts but I have a niece who is sweet on them and she is definitely getting a batch of these from me. Thanks for the recipe. This is going on my to bake list.

  3. @Faith, so glad you shared this recipe!

    @curious cook, you are probably the first person I've heard of that doesn't like doughnuts! they are a favorite treat of mine n.n I hope you make these and change your mind about donuts!

  4. DROOL. i need a donut pan, stat!!

  5. Just a tip.... you might want to change the name of your blog. It can turn a lot of people off who might have otherwise decided to follow your blog. I only wanted you to be aware of that. The name is really in bad "taste" (no pun intended).

  6. @Anon, thank you for worrying about the number of followers I have... I don't feel I need to change the name of my blog for anyone, it's a baking blog and if readers like my recipes, that should be enough reason for them to follow me or check out my blog. I'm not offending anyone. Sugar slut is simply an innocent culinary term or more like culinary slang to say pastry chef.

  7. i've been meaning to bake pumpkin donuts, thank you, now im determined to bake this :)

    ps: thank you for the very sweet comment you left on my blog :)

  8. Dia..Please please please dont even think about changing the name of the blog..I totally love it and I think it conveys everything it has to convey..But then each man to himself and hence the post above but nonetheless I just had to let you know that the name is absolutely perfect and totally unique..everytime I see it I keep thinking, 'why dint I think of it before.' :P

  9. They look delicious! and it is nice to have something different with pumpkin, I love how it floats on your latte!