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


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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