Friday, November 11, 2011

Doughnut Muffins and Pumpkin Chocolate chip cupcakes!

Above:  Top 2 ~ Doughnut Muffins
Bottom 2 ~ Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
 Above: love my new mixer!
Above: left piece ~ melted butter rolled in cinnamon sugar
/ right piece - dusted with cinnamon sugar only

Doughnut Muffins Recipe
Made 12 muffins and then more!

You will need:
6 oz. unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar (I used soft brown sugar)
2 large eggs (I used 3 medium sized ones)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons buttermilk

You will need for the Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
4 oz. unsalted butter, melted (I melted 4 tablespoons and thats more than enough)
1 cup sugar  (I used less than this and light brown sugar again)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

How to?
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Grease and flour a 12-tin muffin pan.  (Cheated, used papercups! - less messy to coat with topping with!)
3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground nutmeg and salt together and mix well together. Set aside.
4. Combine the milk and buttermilk. Set aside.
5. Cream the butter and sugar in a electric mixer with medium speed.
6. Lower the mixer speed, add one egg at a time, beat until just mixed in.
7. Use a wooden spoon, stir in a quarter of the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Then add in a third of the milk mixture and mix well. Continue mixing in the remaining dry and wet ingredients alternately, ending with the dry. Mix until well combined and smooth, but don’t overmix. (I continued with my mixer on low speed setting)
8. Divide the batter into all the muffin tins.  (I had left over to make another 6)
9. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a cake tester come out clean.

To make cinnamon sugar: Combine the sugar and ground cinnamon and mix well.
a) Remove the muffins from the tin when the muffins are cool enough to handle.
b) Dip the muffins into the melted butter and then roll them in the cinnamon sugar.

** For the extra 6 pieces, I dusted the tops with the cinnamon topping without the melted butter, just for my DH!

Top and bottom:  Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cupcakes adapted from
the original recipe HERE!! 


  1. Good job on your muffins. My parents bought some at a local store recently and they were awful. So it's well worth making them at home.

    Thanks for linking my site ;-)

  2. I've bookmarked the donut muffin too, for Girlet to make during school hols. And I got myself a bread maker, so will be going through your posts and copy.

  3. Hi Libby aka buffalobaker aka ATVY!

    Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment!

    Gonna be visiting you at ATVY very often as I am embarking on a bread making journey!

  4. Hiya Sharon!

    Are you back to blogging? How's your new baby and the 3lilangels doing?

    Oh my! a bread maker! its so so convenient. I returned the bread machine I was using to its owner (who has since started using it correctly after my demonstrating the best way to use - aiyah just read the recipes!!). I will start my bread making with the dough hook on my kitchenaid next!