Oh my god, the beauty of a donut with the deliciousness of a cake and the filling of a donut. Lord, for you have taken me, for I am in heaven. Praise. Praise him. I saw this recipe by IcedJems.com when I was creeping on Pinterest, thirsty for pretty things. I don’t know what occasion calls for a giant donut cake but I can’t think of one that doesn’t. Now that Crumbs Bake Shop has closed it’s time for a new dessert in town. A new more giant dessert with duality and sprinkles. While cupcakes look nice, a pretty donut is by far the most Instagrammable.
1 Giant Donut Baking Mould
390g Plain Flour
2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 Tsp Salt
1 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
225g Unsalted Butter or Margarine
390g Caster Sugar
1 Jar Strawberry / Raspberry Jam
200g Icing Sugar
Few Drops Red Food Colouring
Sprinkles for decorating
Step 1. Start by preheating the oven to 190 degrees and rinse the Silicone Pan before, drying thoroughly. Cream your Butter and Sugar with a mixer until creamy and smooth, then add the eggs (one at a time) whilst still mixing.
Step 2. You will now need two separate bowls. Sift together the Plain Flour, Baking Powder & Salt into one bowl, and the Milk and Vanilla into another.
Step 3. Alternate adding the Flour Mixture and the Milk Mixture to the Butter and Sugar Mixture a little at a time until completely combined.
Step 4. Divide the Cake Mixture between the pans and fill to the max top fill line if making a normal donut, or the lower fill line if you are making a filled donut. Tap them gently on the work surface to get rid of any air bubbles then transfer to the oven and bake for approx 40 mins.
Step 5. If making the filled donut, you will need the third part of the mould and will need to place on top of one of the bases. This will cook the cake with a large indent that you can later fill with Jam or Cream etc.
Step 6. Remove the Cakes form the oven and the Baking Moulds then set on a cooling rack.
Step 7. Once the cakes are cool, place the side with the indent upside flat on a surface and fill the indent with Jam or a filling of your choice! If you are making a normal donut you can still spread a layer of filling between the halves to fill them together.
Step 8. Now place the other donut half on top and press down lightly to secure together.
Step 9. To make your Icing, just mix the Icing Sugar with water (a teaspoon at a time) until you have a runny consistency. Add a few drops of Red Food Coloring to make a pink color.
Step 10. Drizzle the Pink Icing all over the top of the Cake so it runs down the sides, then pour over your sprinkles and leave to set before serving!
Thanks to IcedJems for the awesome recipe!