November 11, 2016

HOT PINK Vanilla Bean Cake Donuts

Ahhhhhh! Donuts are my weakness! (and it doesn't help that they are my husband's too!) Another thing that I love more than anything... HOT PINK! So what's better than Hot Pink Vanilla Bean Cake Donuts!? Um... I don't think anything... !!!!! This recipe has a very close consistency to actual cake so they pretty much melt in your mouth. So light and airy and super yummy!
Cake Ingredients
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 vanilla bean (scraped)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water

Cake Instructions
Preheat oven to 325F and grease your donut pan with cooking spray.

Combine all dry ingredients and vanilla bean. Mix thoroughly making sure the vanilla bean is evenly distributed.

In another bowl, mix egg yolks, vegetable oil, water and vanilla extract. Slowly add the dry ingredient mixture to the egg mixture and beat until smooth. Set aside.

Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form (approx. 5 minutes). Gently fold the egg whites into the batter until combined.

Spoon the batter into the donut pan filling them almost all the way. Bake for 12-18 minutes, checking them every few minutes after 12 minutes to make sure they don't go too long. You want golden brown edges. Run a knife around the edges for clean removal and transfer to a cooling rack and allow to completely cool before icing.

Icing Ingredients
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
3 Tbsp milk
pink food coloring and sprinkles!

Icing Instructions
Combine powdered sugar, melted butter, vanilla and salt. Slowly add milk, 1 Tbsp at a time until desired consistency is reached. Add food coloring. {Tip: I used one drop of the pink color for the light pink donuts and 8 drops of the pink color for the hot pink donuts.} Warm in microwave for 6 seconds, stir and begin dipping donuts. Warm again if the icing begins to harden before you're finished dipping all your donuts. Add sprinkles and enjoy!!!
Cake recipe adapted from A Cozy Kitchen with slight changes and icing recipe adapted from Cooking Classy.

xx Sécia

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  1. Oh gosh this looks so yum! For a minute I thought these were from a store but was shocked that you made them! Very lovely!

    1. Thank you! They were actually so easy to make! <3

      xx Sécia

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