I have a confession: contrary to popular belief, cupcakes are not my favorite baked good. Yep. Even though this blog primarily revolves around cupcakes, here’s the truth — while I love cupcakes, when push comes to shove and I’m presented a plate of baked goods in front of me, I will pick donuts over cupcakes.
There, I said it.
Last Friday, a bunch of my friends got excited text messages from me containing nothing but pictures of homemade donuts. Because guess what’s happened? I finally shelled out the $9.99 and purchased myself a Wilton 6-Cavity Donut Pan.
I’m actually on the fence about whether or not donuts should be classified as a “baked” good, because, most of the time, donuts are deep fried. But no matter. Since my deep frying skills are pretty lacking, I decided to try my hand at baking them instead.
Admittedly, while baked donuts are missing the magic of being deep fried, I still like me some baked cake donuts. I do have a soft spot for Starbucks’ old fashioned donut. Safeway’s is pretty good too. What classy establishments I frequent, eh?
But before I get distracted by inventoring where I like to get donuts, back to the story. As I was telling my future housemate Julie about my donut baking plans, she guffawed. “Baked donuts? That sounds like a cooking foible right there.”
Pshhh… haters gonna hate! She was quickly convinced of its merits after I furiously text messaged (read: assaulted) her with various Instagram photos detailing my baked donut venture:
See those legit looking donuts above? Those are homemade. They are vanilla cake donuts with a pink rosewater glaze.
I MADE THOSE.
Nom nom nom.
But anyway stay tuned, folks! I’ll be experimenting with baked cake donut recipes in the future and be posting recipes soon.