Tomorrow marks National Doughnut Day so I had to go big. Cappuccino Cake Donuts sounded perfect to me considering how much I love coffee. (You can technically spell the tasty dessert either way, donut or doughnut) This food holiday started back in 1938 by the Salvation Army to celebrate their female volunteers who would make donuts to boost the morale of the soldiers overseas. I’m all for that cause.
So I have to admit that this recipe has adults in mind, considering the heavy use of coffee in this recipe. We all need a treat now and then, so why not enjoy a dose of caffeine while we are at it. I have made several types of baked donuts, but this recipe is the only one where I have coated the pan with sugar prior to adding the batter. This provided a great textural crunch on one side of the donut. There was some debate in my house as to whether I should dust with powdered sugar or dip in a vanilla glaze. The choice is yours, but I actually loved the glaze. Just mix 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1/4 cup of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until smooth. Dip the donuts once they are cooled and transfer to a rack so the glaze can harden.
Source for Food Holiday Details: Huffington Post
Recipe Adapted: King Arthur Flour
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