Celebrate the luck of the Irish with these lime cream cupcakes. These cupcakes come together super quick and easy, they are light and fluffy and pop with a zingy citrus flavour. If you are looking for something to help get…
If you’re celebrating this up and coming St. Patrick’s Day, here is a treat that will be a real talking point! These super impressive donuts are actually really easy to make, so don’t let the look of these deceive you.
If you don’t have a donut maker, don’t sweat it. They can be simple turned in to mini muffins, iced and served the same way – along with tasting just as amazing!
- 1 3/4 Cup Plain flour
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/3 Cup Olive oil, light tasting
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- 2 Granny smith apples, peeled, cored and grated (or apple of choice)
- 1 Egg
- 3/4 Cup Milk, of choice
- 100 ml Apple juice
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 1 ¾ Cup Icing sugar
- 2-3 drops Green food colouring
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon, mix together.
- In another bowl thoroughly beat together the olive oil, sugar, grated apple, egg and milk.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to only just combine, (don’t over mix).
- Using a donut maker, lightly grease the inside of your donut maker with a little oil and turn on to pre-heat until ready light comes on.
- Scope some of the batter in to each donut ring ensuring you do not overfill.
- Close the lid and cook until done and donuts are nice and golden and a little crispy on the outside (and nice and fluffy on the inside).
- Remove the donuts with a non-stick spatula and set aside on a wire rack to cool.
- Repeat until all batter has been used.
- While the donuts are cooling, proceed with making your icing.
- In a bowl combine the apple juice and salt, mix together.
- Add the sugar and a drop or two of the green food colouring. Whisk together until icing is completely smooth. Add a dash or so of juice if required to get the consistency required.
- Once the donuts are cool, (room temperature) dip the tops of the donuts in to the green icing mixture and serve.
- If you want to go all out, you could also drizzle a little melted white chocolate over the top to take these donuts to the next level.
*Recipe Note: If you do not have a donut maker you can bake as mini muffins.
Simple evenly some batter in to a well-greased mini muffin tray and bake at 180C for approximately 15 – 20 minutes. Shake out on to wire rack, and allow to cool and ice just as you would in the steps above.