My husband and I recently began supplying fresh baked goods to an adorable little coffee shop in our small town and we’ve been all about fall recipes and flavors lately. They’re serving several kinds of hot cider, pumpkin spice latte and other coffee drinks and we’re serving up fresh baked pumpkin muffins and these amazing Homemade Donut Holes. They’re baked and not fried and they are oh so delicious. Plus, these cinnamon sugar donut holes are easy to make and amazing with the cream cheese doughnut dip!
Easy Donut Hole Recipe For Cake Pop Maker
No deep fryer needed. I use a cake pop maker for baking this cinnamon sugar donut holes recipe. The great thing about cake pop donut holes is they are baked and healthier for you. Plus cooking and cleaning are so much easier than when frying. If you don’ have a cake pop maker you can bake these in a donut hole baking pan in the oven at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.
For the donut batter:
- 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the cinnamon sugar coating:
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
How to Make Donut Holes (AKA Doughnut Holes):
Here are the step by step instructions. In a matter of minutes, you’ll have delicious, soft donut holes.
Combine all the donut batter ingredients in a medium mixing bowl being careful not to over mix the batter.
If you’re using a cake pop maker preheat the machine. If baking in a pan in the oven preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Fill a piping bag or a bottle with the donut batter.
Carefully fill the wells of the cake pop maker or pan with donut hole batter, making sure not to overfill. They should be filled just below the well to get a nice round shape. The one on the right in this photo is TOO full and it oozed all over.
Cook in the cake pop maker for approximately 4-5 minutes or until a pick inserted comes out clean. If baking in the oven, increase bake time to 10 minutes or until the pick comes out clean. They should be lightly golden brown.
Remove the donut holes from the oven or cake pop maker. Set aside on a cooling rack or a baking sheet covered in paper towels to cool a bit.
Mix the cinnamon and 1/2 cup of sugar together.
In a separate bowl, melt the butter in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Quickly dip the donut holes in the melted butter.
Roll them in the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat and set aside.
Serve right away or store in an air tight container until ready to serve.
I like to serve these easy donut holes with a Cream Cheese Frosting Dipping Sauce. It’s a cinch to make and a great addition to the cinnamon sugar coating.
Cream Cheese Dipping Sauce Recipe
- 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature is best to get a smooth dip
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 -2 cups powdered sugar, aka confectioners’ sugar (the amount depends on how thick you want the dip to be)
Cream Cheese Doughnut Dip Instructions:
Mix all ingredients together using a hand mixer, stand mixer or food processor until the cream cheese doughnut dip is smooth. Serve dip in a small bowl.
Printable Cinnamon Sugar Baked Donut Holes Recipe
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Easy Peasy! I hope you enjoy this delicious homemade donut holes recipe! Whether it is National Donut Day (first Friday in June) or you just have donut cravings, this recipe is sure to make you happy!
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