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Cinnamon Doughnuts with Coffee Frosting

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Cinnamon Doughnuts with Coffee Frosting

Charlotte Hu

Once every few weeks, I'm hit with the strongest craving for doughnuts. Unfortunately for my boyfriend, I'm usually too lazy to do anything about it, so he has to put up with a stream of "get me a doughnut" and "I like doughnuts" and "alas, my kingdom for but one doughnut". In order to save the relationship, I have finally bought a doughnut mould, so (with a bit of baking) I can happily sit in my PJs and have a Homer Simpson moment whenever I fancy. My first venture was a simple one: baked cinnamon sugar doughnuts with a quick coffee frosting.

Cinnamon Doughnuts With Coffee Frosting - Skillet & Shutterbug

125g plain flour
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarb
½ tsp salt
1 large egg
60g brown sugar
80ml milk
100g melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
150g icing sugar
1 tsp instant espresso powder
1 tbsp hot water

Pre-heat oven to 175°C. Whisk together these dry ingredients – 125g flour, ½ tsp ground cinnamon, ½ tsp ground nutmeg, 1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp bicarb and ½ tsp salt. In a separate bowl, stir together these wet ingredients – 1 large egg, 60g brown sugar, 80ml milk, 25g melted butter and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, but take care not to over-mix. This mixture makes roughly 8-10 doughnuts. Bake in the moulds for 10 minutes and cool on a rack.

For the frosting, mix 150g icing sugar with 75g melted butter until creamy. Dissolve 1 tsp instant espresso powder in 1 tbsp hot water, and mix well into the frosting. Spread over the doughnuts if you can resist eating it straight out of the bowl.

Cinnamon Doughnuts With Coffee Frosting - Skillet & Shutterbug
Cinnamon Doughnuts With Coffee Frosting - Skillet & Shutterbug
Cinnamon Doughnuts With Coffee Frosting - Skillet & Shutterbug
Cinnamon Doughnuts With Coffee Frosting - Skillet & Shutterbug
Cinnamon Doughnuts With Coffee Frosting - Skillet & Shutterbug