Vanilla Bean and Mocha Mini Donuts
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Serves: 30
Vanilla bean donuts
  • 70g butter, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ cups plain flour
Mocha icing
  • 90g dark chocolate chips
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp golden syrup
  • 2 tsp brewed coffee
Vanilla bean donuts
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C and grease your donut pan with flavourless oil OR turn on your donut maker (you won't need any oil if you use the latter).
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar in a medium bowl until fluffy. Add in the egg, milk, and vanilla and mix until just combined. The mixture may look curdled but the dry ingredients will pull it together.
  3. Add in the baking powder and flour and stir until just combined.
  4. Transfer mixture to a medium zip lock bag and cut the corner tip cut off. Pipe the mixture into the donut pans until each is approximately ⅔ full.
  5. If using a donut pan, bake in the oven for around 10 minutes until lightly golden brown. If using a mini donut maker, bake for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Allow donuts to cool completely before decorating.
Mocha icing
  1. Place chocolate, butter, golden syrup and coffee in a bowl.
  2. Melt in 20 second bursts in the microwave, stirring after each time until completely melted.
  3. Dip the tops of the donuts into the chocolate glaze and then place on a wire rack.
  4. Sprinkle the top of each donut with cocoa nibs or chocolate sprinkles.
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