Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Wreath Doughnuts

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here.

christmas wreath donuts

Our tree will be going up this weekend, letters to Santa are being scribed, and even the doughnuts are a little more festive.

christmas wreath donuts

I made these Christmas Wreath Doughnuts by baking a batch of chocolate cake in a doughnut pan, then decorating them with Wilton's leaf tip #352, and piping the berries and ribbons on with a #4 tip. Keep your icing soft, because you'll need your hands to still work when it comes to eating one when you're done decorating.

How's your holiday planning coming along?

Baked Chocolate Doughnuts

1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp melted butter or oil (I usually use oil)
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup lukewarm water

Preheat oven to 375F.

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, and stir until well mixed.

Make 3 wells in the mixture, filling the first with melted butter/oil, the second with vinegar, and the third with vanilla

Pour water over mixture and mix thoroughly with a fork. Spoon batter into a greased doughnut pan, and bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before removing!


  1. these are the cutest christmassy treats i've seen so far! i need to get a donut pan stat.

  2. Unfortunately my local food equipment supply store wants an ungodly price for these pans but your decorating continues to amaze me. If only they had a cake decorating class available locally I'd sign up tomorrow.

    And I want to make my first buttercream one day. What kind would you say is the easiest/foolproof for someone with limited cake decorating experience?

    I've tried with some cheesecakes but cakes ... not so much.

  3. These are so beautiful! It's a shame to eat them after all that work but I can live with the shame! : )

  4. I LOVE this! What a great idea! so cute and festive!

  5. I see on Amazon that Wilton makes a 6-count donut pan. Does this recipe make more than six donuts? How full do you fill each donut well? Sorry for all the questions, but I've never made donuts before.

    1. The more questions the better! This recipe makes about 10-12 donuts, depending on the pan. The batter if fine sitting until the first batch of donuts is cooled slightly for removal, so you can get away with having one pan. (I only have one!)

      I fill each donut well about 2/3 full. I just spoon it, but you can use a pastry bag with a large tip to fill them, too.

      Happy baking! I'd love to hear how they turn out for you.



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