Cinnamon Roll Baked Doughnuts

6 Oct 2014

Cinnamon Roll Baked Doughnuts

Cinnamon Roll Baked Doughnuts

Who wants doughnuts?

...donuts? If someone could please tell me how it is actually spelled I would be eternally grateful. Although, ever since I moved from England to Canada, people have been telling I have been spelling everything wrong anyways. Like "mum" or "organise". Or anything with an "ize" ending in Canadian/American spelling.

You know what I'm saying, even if I spel lik ths, rite? Let's just all be friends and eat some do(ugh)nuts.

Cinnamon Roll Baked Doughnuts

And right now, I want to eat all the doughnuts. Because it is a Monday. Who's with me?

Cinnamon Roll Baked Doughnuts

These doughnuts were amazingly easy to put together, and equally as easy to finish the whole batch off within a day. With an extra helpful boyfriend, it is totally doable. Anecdotal experience of course, but if I make these again, I just see this as a challenge.

Maybe these doughnuts came out of my failure to make actual cinnamon rolls. By failure, I actually mean multiple, all the time, so many times. Only a couple of successful cinnamon rolls have made it to my blog. And by a couple, I just mean the one. But that was a pumpkin cinnamon roll, so I don't think it counts.

Will you let me count this as a cinnamon roll success story 2.0? Please say yes. Along with these doughnuts, it would make my Monday complete.

Cinnamon Roll Baked Doughnuts

Cinnamon Roll Baked Doughnuts
printable recipe

What you'll need

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk
  • 1 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 oz butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a doughnut pan and set aside
  2. Melt the butter in a small saucepan. When the butter is melted, pour 1/4 cup (this is 4 tablespoons) of it into a bowl and set it aside.
  3. To the saucepan containing the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, add the cinnamon, brown sugar, milk, cornstarch and vanilla extract. Heat just until it bubbles then take it off the heat and pour around 3/4 tsp of the mixture into the bottom of each cavity of the doughnut pan.
  4. Add the egg and milk to the bowl containing the butter and whisk together.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Pour in the contents of the bowl with the butter mixture into the flour mixture, and mix together until just combined (the mixture may look slightly lumpy, don’t over mix it.)  Spoon or pipe the batter into the doughnut pan, filling each cavity about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes and turn out a wire rack to cool.
  7. Cream the frosting ingredients together in a bowl. Pour into a small sandwich bag and cut the very tip of one of the corners off. Pipe the frosting in zig-zags onto the cooled mini doughnuts.

Adapted from Top With Cinnamon

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  1. cinnamon roll doughnuts! It sounds just too good! 2 in 1 :)

  2. Cathleen, I want donuts/doughnuts! I like that these are baked and not deep fried.

  3. Donuts definitely seem Monday-appropriate...especially when they are actually cinnamon roll flavored! YUM.

  4. Heheh donuts is the American way aaaand doughnuts is the British way of spelling it, and Canada seems to usually spell things the British way too, although it might be mixed :)
    Either which way, who cares when they're delicious, fresh pastry around? These look so great Cathleen, mmm! :D x

  5. I still find British English is more the accent. These baked doughnuts look wonderful.

  6. Totally need these on this Monday!! And I'm with you on not having any idea how to properly spell doughnuts (donuts?) :)


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  8. These donuts are perfection. Everything about them. I must make them asap.. and eat them all! ;)

  9. These look awesome! I was going to skip a mid-afternoon sweet treet, but now my sugar craving is back full force! :)

  10. Hi Cathleen, I'm not a fan of donuts/doughnuts as most recipes inloved deep fried method and they are coated with sugar. But my big kids like donuts. Thanks for sharing this baked version.

  11. my kids love doughnuts, sure they gonna like this.

  12. Rebecca @ figs and pigs
    I love cinnamon rolls so any variation of them is good in my eyes. I also like that these are baked.

  13. Hi Cathleen, very delectable cinnamon doughnuts. I love cinnamon and doughnuts and this combination is just perfect!!! Thanks for sharing and cheers :)

  14. A doughnut by any other name would be as sweet! And undoubtedly delicious no matter how you spell it =)

  15. Oh, boy, your cinnamon roll doughnuts with that cream cheese drizzle sound spectacular!

  16. I love a good doughnut, these ones would be gone in seconds :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  17. oh my goodness! it's like the best of both worlds!!


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