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Baked Cinnamon Mini Donuts being dipped into a jar of chocolate sauce.
Baked Cinnamon Mini Donuts with Chocolate Sauce
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

These baked cinnamon mini donuts are coated in cinnamon sugar and served alongside a rich chocolate sauce for dipping. YUM!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked donuts, mini donuts
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 719 kcal
Ingredients
Mini Donuts
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 4 oz unsalted butter, softened (1 stick)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Donut Coating
  • 2 oz unsalted butter melted (1/2 stick)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Chocolate Sauce
  • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 oz milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp corn syrup
  • 2 cups heavy cream
Instructions
Mini Donuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and coat donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.

  3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together on high speed with a mixer. Add the egg and beat until combined.
  4. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients, then 1/2 of the milk, repeating until everything is incorporated. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Fill a pastry bag with the donut batter and pipe into the the donut molds, filling each mold just shy of 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 8-10 mins or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean.
  7. Repeat with the rest of the batter depending how many donut pans you have, spraying the donut pan before refilling.

Coat the donuts
  1. Combine the cinnamon and the sugar.

  2. Release the donuts onto a wire rack and using a pastry brush, brush each warm donut with a little butter then dip into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Chocolate Dipping Sauce
  1. In a small saucepan, combine all of the ingredients over low heat.

  2. Heat until chocolate is melted, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and stir until sauce is well blended and smooth.

  3. Serve donuts alongside chocolate sauce for dipping.
Recipe Notes

Special Equipment: mini donut pan

Recipe yields: 30 mini donuts

Serving Size: 3 mini donuts

 

  • Don't over-fill the molds or you won't have the round "donut look".
  • A piping bag works the best for filling the molds, but a ziplock bag with the end snipped off will work in a pinch.
  • Brush the donuts while they're still warm with the melted butter.
  • The chocolate sauce can be made up to one week in advance and stored in the refrigerator.

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Baked Cinnamon Mini Donuts with Chocolate Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 719 Calories from Fat 423
% Daily Value*
Fat 47g72%
Saturated Fat 29g181%
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 158mg7%
Potassium 372mg11%
Carbohydrates 71g24%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 45g50%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1190IU24%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.