Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday Wrecipes…

I came across another “donut muffin” recipe; this one is sans cinnamon. Eaten warm from the oven, I decided these were a bit lackluster; they really do need more spice (cinnamon?) In my opinion, they were actually tastier the second day. The cake was still moist and fresh tasting, and I didn’t mind the absence of spice at all. Go figure! I made a few adjustments to the original recipe, which I found on Tastespotting (scroll down the page a bit). I like the extra moistness that sour cream adds to muffins, and I knew without the cinnamon, extra nutmeg was a must. The superfine sugar had a  less grittier feel on the tongue.


Sugar Donut Muffins

Makes 10

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 TBSP butter, melted
  • ½ cup superfine sugar (or regular if that’s what you have)
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease muffin tin with cooking spray or vegetable oil.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and egg until light in color.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Set aside.
  4. In a measuring cup, measure oil and milk, and add the sour cream and vanilla. Whisk with a fork to combine thoroughly.
  5. Add wet ingredients to butter/egg mixture and combine well. Dump dry ingredients on top, and mix just until combined, but DO NOT overbeat!
  6. Divide batter evenly into 10 wells of the muffin tin.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until tester comes out clean, and tops are lightly golden brown,
  8. While muffins are baking, melt butter in a small bowl; measure superfine sugar into another.
  9. When muffins are done, dip into butter, then into the sugar. Cool on a wire rack, or serve warm.


While finding the proper link to the original recipe, I came across a lemon flavored donut muffin recipe! That will go on the “To-Do” list!

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