Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lemon Poppy Seed Donut Holes

I'm obsessed with my Babycakes Cake Pop Maker! Baked treats in only 4 minutes without turning on the oven....I'm all over that!

The heat has been so unbearable this week, I've been cooking on the grill for 75% of my meals and refuse to turn on the oven unless it's absolutely necessary. Luckily the hospital Dusty works for had a spare air conditioner, so our house went from a sauna to meat locker instantly on Wednesday. I love it! I am eternally grateful that they had a spare and are letting us borrow it for the summer.

These lemon poppy seed donut holes are a fun twist on one of my favorite muffins! Usually I can't eat a whole muffin (too much sweetness), so these donut holes are the absolute perfect size. Grab a couple of these donut holes with an iced mocha, and you are good to go for a fun quick breakfast!

Lemon Poppy Seed Donut Holes
{2 Dozen Donut Holes}

-4 tbsp softened Butter
-1/2 cup Sugar
-1 Egg
-2 tsp Lemon Zest
-1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
-3/4 cup Flour
-1/2 tsp Baking Powder
-1/4 tsp Baking Soda
-1/8 tsp Salt
-3 tbsp Milk
-1 tsp Poppy Seeds
-3 tbsp Lemon Juice, divided
-1 cup Powdered Sugar

Plug in your cake pop maker and preheat so that the light glows when "ready".

Beat together the softened butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy with a mixer/stand mixer over medium speed. Add in the egg, lemon zest and vanilla extract and beat to combine.

In a bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a small bowl combine 3 tbsp milk with 1 tbsp lemon juice. While the mixer is going on medium speed, alternately blend in the flour mixture and the milk/lemon in thirds, ending with the milk. Add the poppy seeds to the batter and fold to combine with a spatula. 

Place the donut batter in a pastry bag or ziploc bag with the corner clipped and fill each reservoir with approximately 1 tbsp of batter. Close the cake pop maker and bake for 4 minutes until the toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow the donut holes to cool slightly. 

In a medium bowl, combine a cup of powdered sugar with 2 tbsp of lemon juice. Whisk until smooth. Roll the donut holes in the glaze to coat. Enjoy!

Recipe Inspired & Adapted By: Babycakes Cake Pop Instruction Manual & Recipes

1 comment:

  1. How hard is it to make donuts without some sort of donut machine? I love the idea of traditional muffin flavors in a glazed ball of perfection. Num!


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