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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Baked Cherry Doughnuts

Special times call for special breakfasts.

No, we don't eat like this all the time, but when I'm visiting a friend or we have something fun going on, I like to bring special food.

And doughnuts are special.

Don't they just put a smile on your face?  They should not be eaten everyday, but once in awhile just make your tummy happy.  Okay?

And of course anything pink goes over very well with the Little Miss.  When you have a boy first, you tend to forget that there is a world of very pretty colors out there waiting to invade your home when you have a girl.

Anytime I wear pink or she wears pink, it is prrreeeetttttyyy.  And really just makes her day.

A dozen of these doughnuts traveled to my girlfriend's house and thankfully none came home.  I ate one and tried desperately to forget about them as they gazed stared at me on her kitchen counter most of the day.

If you don't have a doughnut pan, sorry, I'm not really sure how you'd make these without frying them, but doughnut pans are relatively cheap {I think mine was $12} or you can sometimes find them at thrift stores or garage sales.

Baked Cherry Doughnuts
2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. cinnamon
1 t. salt
3/4 c. milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. grenadine cherry syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease doughnut pan.  In a large bowl mix together all dry ingredients.  Then stir in milk, eggs and syrup.  Beat together until blended.

Fill each doughnut cup 3/4 full {pouring batter into a Ziploc baggie and then snipping off the end works well}.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until they spring back when touched.

Frosting:  2 c. powdered sugar, grenadine cherry syrup, a tablespoon {or 2} of hot water.  In a bowl combine powdered sugar, hot water and a little syrup.  If frosting is too thick, add more syrup, just until you get a semi-thin frosting that will pour well over the cooled doughnuts.

When ready, place doughnuts on a cooling rack with parchment paper underneath and pour frosting onto doughnuts.  Let the doughnuts set and the frosting will set up.  Keep doughnuts in an airtight container.

Would you like to comment?

  1. One of my favorite cake mixes is cherry chip. It's hard to find! I love cherry anything though.

  2. Those look so delish! Oh, and I have to say that I appreciate how you chose to spell doughnuts the traditional way! :) I generally do the same.

  3. Amallia Eka WidyastutiMay 22, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    it looks really good, nice color, nice pictures!

  4. OOOH....those look so yummy! I love cherry cakes and bagels, I can't wait to try these:)