Orange Spice Mini Doughnuts


Orange Spice Mini Doughnuts

There is something about cinnamon and oranges that brings me right back to my childhood. So I thought why not put the combination into doughnut form? They are light and delicious and just small enough to eat more then one without feeling guilty!

Orange Spice Mini Doughnuts

Doughnuts:

1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg lightly beaten
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1/4 sour cream
2 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
1/4 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Zest from 1/2 an orange

Orange Syrup:
2 tbsp fresh orange juice
2 tbsp sugar

Orange Icing:
4 cups powdered of sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp orange juice
1/2 tsp vanilla
Zest of 1/2 an orange

Cinnamon and sugar topping:
1/4 cup sugar
1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon

In a small bowl, make orange syrup by dissolving sugar into orange juice. Set aside.

In a small bowl make topping by mixing together cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.

To make doughnuts:
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
In a separate bowl whisk together egg, sour cream, butter, milk, orange juice, vanilla, and cinnamon. Using a hand mixer or by hand add to the dry mixture, and stir until smooth. Stir in zest.

Cook batter according to manufacturers instruction.

To make frosting:
With an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add 2 cups of the powered sugar, milk, orange juice and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Add remaining sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Mix in orange zest.

Place donuts on a cooling rack. Prick donuts with a few small holes, and brush warm doughnuts with orange syrup.

Frost with orange icing, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Makes about 28 mini doughnuts

Recipe by Amy Richardson

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