Strawberry Mini Donuts with Chocolate-Hazelnut Glaze

Friday, February 10, 2012


Strawberry Mini Donuts with Chocolate-Hazelnut Glaze

1 large egg
1/2 cup milk + 3 tablespoons, divided use
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups cake flour
1 cup coarsely chopped California Strawberries
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup chocolate hazelnut spread

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat a mini donut pan with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg, 1/2 cup milk, ricotta, granulated sugar, butter, vanilla, orange zest, baking powder and salt until well combined.  Whisk in cake flour, strawberries and chocolate chips until just combined.

Fill mini donut pan with batter.  Bake 12 minutes or until set and light golden brown.  Cool donuts 2 minutes before removing from pan to cool.  Repeat process with remaining batter.

To make the glaze, in a medium bowl, whisk together remaining 3 tablespoons milk, confectioners' sugar and chocolate hazelnut spread until smooth.  Dunk donuts in glaze and place on a wire rack to dry.

Makes about 20 mini donuts

12 comments on "Strawberry Mini Donuts with Chocolate-Hazelnut Glaze"
  1. These look great!!! I can't wait to try them :)

  2. ooh, those look fantastic!! i'd love one of those curled up on the couch with blogs and some tea :)

  3. Ooooh yum! Those look absolutely divine! I've never heard of baked donuts, but I'd be willing to bet they taste just as good as fried, if not better! Thanks for sharing!

  4. So my choices are this. Go out and buy a donut pan and bake these...or go out and buy strawberries to dunk and nutella. OR both. I choose the latter.

  5. These doughnuts really looks pretty good to me! Strawberries and chocolate really goes well together!

  6. Cute donuts!!!! I haven't come across a mini donut pan yet, but I will be on the lookout!

  7. These are perfect little nibbles for your Valentine.

  8. Adorable! I bet they're so yummy too! Does your special doughnut pan mean that you're left without doughnut holes? That's the only downside I can see.

  9. Mmm, strawberries and Nutella were just made for each us - these look amazing, good luck in the contest :)

  10. Delicious!! You can never go wrong with chocolate and strawberries, make them into a doughnut and mini at that - - perfection :)