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    filed under: Muffins on February 19, 2016

    When it comes to Baked Mini Donut Muffins, more is more! I will happily take one (or 6!) in place of a big Donut.

    Chocolate Donut Holes with Chocolate Glaze... this is the way to start the day!

    To Make Baked Mini Donut Muffins You Will Need:

    Donut Muffin Recipe (below)

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    Glaze Recipe (below)

    Sprinkles (optional)

    Mini Muffin Pan

    Pan-Release or Baker’s Spray

    Cooling Rack

    Cookie Sheet lined with foil or parchment paper

    Baked Mini Donut Muffins

    Chocolate Donut Holes with Chocolate Glaze... this is the way to start the day!

        Ingredients

        • 1 c all-purpose flour
        • 3 tbsp. Nestle Toll House Cocoa powder
        • ½ teaspoon baking powder
        • ½ teaspoon baking soda
        • ¼ teaspoon table salt
        • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
        • 4 oz (1/2 cup) Nestle Dark Chocolate Morsels
        • ½ teaspoon NesCafe Instant Coffee
        • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
        • ½ cup light brown sugar
        • ½ cup sour cream
        • 1 large egg yolk

        Glaze

        • 1 c confectioners sugar
        • 2 -4 tablespoons milk
        • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

        Instructions

        1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
        2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
        3. In medium saucepan over medium heat add in butter, chocolate, and espresso powder. Melt together while stirring.
        4. Remove melted chocolate from stove and add in vanilla extract, brown sugar, and sour cream. Mix until combined then add in egg yolk and vigorously whisk.
        5. Add wet ingredients to the dry and stir until fully combined.
        6. Prepare a mini muffin pan. Using a mini ice-cream scoop (holds about 1 tablespoon of batter), drop rounded scoops into muffin pan.
        7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until donut muffins have risen and cracked along top.
        8. Prepare glaze while mini donut muffins bake. Whisk together confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
        9. Dip tops of slightly cooled muffins into glaze and set on cooling rack that has been placed over a foil lined cookie sheet.
        10. Add sprinkles or embellishment if you prefer.
        11. Donut Muffins, Donut Balls and Donut last approximately 3 days when kept in an airtight container.
        12. HIGH ALTITUDE BAKING: Use ¼ teaspoon baking powder, ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, ¾ cup sour cream, and bake at 375 degrees F.

        Chocolate Donut Holes with Chocolate Glaze... this is the way to start the day!

        Tips for Success:

        1. Make sure you have the tools needed! Donuts, mini donuts, and donut muffins all use a specific pan. These pans are relatively inexpensive and can be used for years and years.
        2. Use quality ingredients. Make sure your Nestle chocolate can shine by pairing it with fresh ingredients like the baking soda and eggs. Anytime you are using dairy in a baking recipe try to start out with room temperature ingredients.
        3. Make sure your pans are properly prepared. You can grease a pan with butter, a butter & flour combination, use baking spray, or even opt to use mini cupcake liners with the donut muffins.
        4. Let your personality be the star! Adding sprinkles, cookie bits, Nestle chocolate morsels, or even cereal to the donuts can be a fun way to let your creativity shine!

        Chocolate Donut Holes with Chocolate Glaze... this is the way to start the day!

        SUGAR COVERED DONUT MUFFIN VARIATION: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease mini muffin pan. Prepare dough as above. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a dish. Put ½ cup butter in separate dish. Dip mini donut muffins into butter then roll in sugar.

         

        BAKED DONUT HOLE VARIATION: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a donut hole pan. Prepare dough as above. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Prepare glaze and dip donut balls into the glaze with a fork. Makes 2-dozen donut balls.

         

        BAKED DONUT VARIATION: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a donut pan. Prepare dough as above. Bake 12-15 minutes. Cool for one minute then run a butter knife around the edge. Move donut to the cooling rack. Prepare glaze. Dip the donuts into the glaze and return donut to the cooling rack. Add sprinkles or embellishment if you prefer. Makes 12 donuts.

        Nestle and I teamed up to create the perfect treat for you! The Baked Mini Donut recipe and opinions are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that support iambaker!

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        Chocolate Donut Holes with Chocolate Glaze... this is the way to start the day!

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        Comments

        These mini donut muffins are beyond adorable! Love the addition of instant coffee with all the chocolate action going on here! I’d imagine dipping these in a mocha would be a heavenly experience. :pppp 🙂

        These look easy, fun, and delicious. And love me some Nestle.

        Love all the variations, but I will take chocolate with chocolate and more chocolate any day!

        My kids will demolish these! They looks so perfectly chocolaty!

        Desperately need these in my life! And by these, obviously I mean the entire batch for myself. Obviously.

        These are so fun!! Love the different options…will have to try them all just to see which is best 😉

        Wonderful recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing this. I will certainly try it and post the feedback here.

        Regards
        Archana

        These are so cute! Any chance they taste like chocolate cake donuts from a donut shop? Also, how do you make the chocolate glaze you have on the top of them in the picture?

        Are you kidding me right now?!!! These are so great! I love the variations too..where do I start?!!

        Because there smaller, I can eat more!

        I made these last weekend and they are so good. I am going to make them again and use cream cheese in place of the sour cream and maybe make up some raspberry glaze for the top. Yummy!

        Excellent idea, I think I am going to make one large one for my love.
        I hope she like it.
        Thank for sharing. It looks so yummy!!

        what a prety cake! it looks so amazing. i will make them for my son birthday party. hope He love it.

        I love donut muffins and can’t wait to make these. However, I notice the picture shows a chocolate glaze but the glaze recipe does not have chocolate in it – is there a chance the recipe is missing something? Thank you

        PS loved the chocolate craving cake!!

        I often drink NesCafe Instant Coffee, but I’ve never mixed it with other ingredients, and your muffins look really cute and yummy, thanks for sharing

        Hi !
        Love all the variations, but I will take chocolate with chocolate and more chocolate any day!
        Thank for share this post !

        I like eat donut. This recipe is new to me. I will try on this weekend.

        Wonderful recipe.,I will make them for my mother birthday party. hope she love it.

        Delicious. Thanks for sharing.

        wonderful recipe.!!! Thankyour for sharing.

        Awesome thanks for sharing with us

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