Baked Coffee Cake Doughnuts

From C&H SUGAR

In partnership with @asideofsweet

Digital Rights: A Side of Sweet

Makes 10 to 12 doughnuts

 

Look no further for a perfectly moist baked – not-fried – coffee cake doughnut topped with a brown sugar crumble…a tasty way to start your morning off on a sweet note!

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE BROWN SUGAR CRUMBLE

1/3 cup C&H Granulated Sugar

1/4 cup packed C&H Golden Brown Sugar

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

 

FOR THE COFFEE CAKE DOUGHNUTS

1/3 cup C&H Granulated Sugar

1/4 cup packed C&H Golden Brown Sugar

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup whole milk

 

FOR THE VANILLA DOUGHNUT GLAZE

1/2 cup C&H Confectioners Sugar

1 to 2 teaspoons milk

 

DIRECTIONS

Make the Brown Sugar Crumble

1.Combine the sugar, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Using your hands, mix the cold butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse sand. Place in freezer while you make the doughnut batter. 

 

MAKE THE COFFEE CAKE DOUGHNUTS

1.Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Spray two doughnut pans with cooking spray. 

2.In a large bowl, beat together the butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes.

3.Add egg and vanilla and beat to combine. 

4.Whisk the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. 

5.Stir half of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix. Stir in the milk. Add the remaining dry ingredients and stir until no streaks of flour remain. The batter will be fairly thick. 

6.Spoon the mixture into a large resealable bag or piping bag. Snip off the tip and pipe the mixture into the prepared doughnut pans, filling to about 1/4-inch from the rim. 

7.Sprinkle with a generous layer of the frozen brown sugar crumble mixture, reserving approximately 1/3 of the mixture for after baking.

8.Bake for 11 minutes. Remove from oven and top with the remaining brown sugar crumble mixture. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then use a fork to gently loosen them from the pan and remove to a wire rack.

9.Drizzle with doughnut glaze and enjoy immediately. 

 

MAKE THE DOUGHNUT GLAZE

1.Mix the C&H Confectioners Sugar and milk in a small bowl until combined. Add more milk as needed to get the desired consistency. 

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at chsugar.com