For my brother Faraz’s birthday on Friday, I made individual cakes in the shape/form/appearance of a donut… because he loves donuts. I made his favorite kind: chocolate frosted with sprinkles. I left the sprinkles off of mine.
You will need, of course, a [non-stick] donut pan.
Use your favorite vanilla, yellow, or chocolate cake recipe [store-bought or homemade].
I used a yellow cake with chocolate frosting.
Tip: I have a “cupcake pen” that helps you fill cupcake or muffin and it makes it so easy [without a big mess]. I basically just used it to swirl around each donut hold three times until each was filled two thirds of the way. They will rise!
I baked mine in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes each. As you can imagine, I had to do a number of batches since each donut pan makes six. I think my batter made 24 individual “donuts”.
Once the individual “donut” cakes were out of the oven, I let them cool before frosting. Once they were frosted, I added the sprinkles for the finishing touches.
The possibilities are endless with this technique: use your favorite combination! Such as:
- chocolate cake with chocolate frosting
- vanilla cake with vanilla frosting
- red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting
P.S. This post is a part of my “What’s for Dinner” series, where I share what I’ve been cooking and my recipes.