Mini Doughnuts

A couple of years ago I bought a mini doughnut maker from a homeware shop at Brightwater Commons. This was before the machines got all popular and were available at Clicks and Boardmans and the likes. It cost me R200 (I think you can get one from Clicks or Checkers now for about R200).  This gadget is incredibly easy to use, and works as promised, every time you use it. It comes with a little recipe booklet, that has a basic doughnut recipe, as well as a list of variations.


D is for Doughnut

I made mini doughnuts for Easter, covered them in melted white chocolate, and decorated them with various colours of sprinkles. 

Mini DoughnutsWhilst you’re at it, you should give my recipe for raspberry jam mini doughnuts with a caramelised white chocolate dipping sauce a whirl – Click here for the recipe

The caramelised white chocolate will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!


Mini Doughnuts
  • 200g flour
  • 125g sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 125ml milk
  • 50g melted butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • For decorating:
  • 100g white chocolate
  • Your choice of sprinkles
  1. In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, milk, melted butter, vanilla extract and egg.
  2. A thick batter will form.
  3. Spray your doughnut maker with a non-stick spray, and preheat it for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Add a heaped teaspoon of batter to each section, and close the lid.
  5. After 2 to 3 minutes lift the lid to check the progress of your doughnuts. Leave them for a minute or so more if they aren't done yet.
  6. The doughnuts are done, when they they are a golden brown colour.
  7. For the topping:
  8. In a microwaveable bowl, add the white chocolate and melt for 2 minutes of high, stirring half way.
  9. Dip each doughnut into the chocolate, and decorate with sprinkles.


  1. MamaSchick says

    Thank you for this easy and yummy recipe! I only had one egg and we were craving something sweet. I pulled out the doughnut maker (a gift from my sister-in-law last Christmas) and whipped these up. They were so very easy and the consistency was perfect! I microwaved some pre-made cream cheese frosting (in the tub) for about 10 seconds, and just dipped them in that. Oh, I also added a tsp of almond extract to the batter (a favorite flavor in our house).

    • says

      I haven’t tried an egg free recipe, but substituting the egg shouldn’t cause too many issues, I think it’s mainly there so the donuts rise a bit (the mixture is very similar to a cake batter)


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