Making donuts in an electric cake-pop baker? Super easy. I was making Tarte Tatin and doubled the recipe for different uses. I wanted to try a baked donut hole, but only because I didn’t have enough oil for the deep fryer. I have the Danish ebelskiver pan for stove top cooking, but am always looking for ways to use electric appliances for onsite demos/tastings at the Salem NH Farmers Market. The cake-pop baker worked great!
For apple flavoring I used some of the Tarte Tatin filling and used apple cider as part of the glaze. Since the donut wasn’t deep fried, the cider added some moistness.
What you need:
- 4 tbs butter
- 2 apples (I used Gala), peeled and finely chopped
- 1/4 c pure cane sugar
- 1/2 tsp fleur de sel (French sea salt)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 c olive oil
- 1/3 c brown sugar
- 1/2 c buttermilk
- 1 tbs pure maple syrup
- 1 1/2 c all-purpose flour
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 c apple cider
- 3/4 c granulated sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
What you do:
- Melt butter in cast iron skillet.
- Add apples, cane sugar and salt.
- Cook over med heat until apples caramelize, about 20 min.
- In mixer bowl fitted with paddle attachment mix apple, egg, oil, brown sugar, buttermilk and syrup.
- In med bowl mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- Add flour mixture to apple mixture
- Heat cake pop maker.
- In sm bowl add cider.
- In another sm bowl mix sugar and cinnamon.
- Bake as directed, about 4 to 5 min or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from baker, dip into butter/cider mixture and then roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture.
- Shake off excess.
- Store After removing them from the maker, roll in sugar and cinnamon.
- If you don’t serve the donut holes immediately, you may need to redust with cinnamon-sugar topping.