Duffins – The Donut Muffin

Donut Muffin

All I have to say is that these are awesome. Is it a donut? Is it a muffin? It’s a baked donut in the shape of a muffin that tastes like a donut…Whatever it is it’s fun and it’s tasty!

Donut Muffin
brush tops with melted butter and top with cinnamon and sugar for an alternative topping
My Dad found these on the Internet for me  after my aunt went to a Mimi’s cafe and they had something similar. She had to call and tell him about them! Yes, we love food that much in our family.
adapted from Mama Foodie (makes 12)
170g unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar (fill just shy of the top)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups plain flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 + 1/3 cup milk
1/8 cup buttermilk
1 bar semi-sweet chocolate
sprinkles for decorating
1. Preheat oven to 350 F/180 C and grease a 12 cup muffin tray generously. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then add in the vanilla.
Donut Muffin
2. Sift together the flour, baking power, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl. Combine the milk and buttermilk in another small bowl.
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3. Mix a quarter of the dry ingredients into the butter mixture and alternate with the wet ingredients. End with the dry ingredients and don’t over mix.
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4. Scoop the batter filling the muffin cups with enough batter to be just about level with the top.
Donut Muffin
5. Bake the muffins until firm to the touch, 30-35 minutes.
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6. Let the muffins cool for a few minutes but when still warm melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 1-2 minutes. Then add a few tablespoons of cream or vegetable oil and stir. Spoon the chocolate on top of each muffin and immediately add the sprinkles. Best served warm!
Donut Muffin

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