Happy Donut Day! It’s rainy and gross here in New York, and I’m pretty sure sprinkles are a requirement for days like these, so it’s a good thing we all have a free pass to eat as many donuts as humanly possible today.
Funny story: I had circled this date on my baking calendar a couple months ago and was really excited to bring donuts into the office. But then I picked today for my Summer Friday, completely forgetting about the importance of June 7th, so I was pretty bummed out that I would miss this particular baking day. By sheer coincidence, I decided Wednesday night to bring in some treats on Thursday since it’s been a pretty stressful week at work for the teams and, forgetting completely about Donut Day again, ended up making donuts and brought them into the office. As the old saying goes, where there’s a donut, there’s a way.
This story sounded way more impressive in my head. As most things do.
Chocolate-Glazed Funfetti Donuts
Adapted from Michelle’s Tasty Creations
Makes 25 mini donuts
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup sprinkles, plus more for decoration (rainbow jimmies)
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, sugar, oil, milk, and vanilla until combined.
- Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Fold in sprinkles until incorporated.
- Transfer dough to a piping bag and snip off the end. Pipe into donut pans until 3/4 of the way full.
- Bake 6-8 minutes or until they’re just beginning to turn golden. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- Glaze: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well combined with no lumps.
- To decorate: Dip donuts in the glaze and then place on a wire rack. Sprinkle the tops of the glazed donuts with extra sprinkles. Store in airtight containers at room temperature overnight.
A note: yes, you can glaze and decorate the donuts overnight. Just make sure you store them in an airtight container and use rainbow jimmies (the long waxy ones) instead of nonpariels, as the dye in nonpariels will bleed into the glaze. This won’t be an issue if you’re using chocolate glaze, but it won’t be pretty with vanilla glaze.
Another note, probably the most important one: since these are baked instead of fried, the calories don’t count.