Sunday, December 5, 2010

Candy Cane Doughnuts

So, I had this idea for a fun and tasty holiday treat...candy cane doughnuts! I remembered that I had saved this baked buttermilk doughnut recipe from the summer and decided to give it a try for these.

I was also excited to give my doughnut pan a try too. I purchased this over the summer but hadn't had a chance to use it yet.

While the doughnuts baked in the oven the kitchen smelled incredible. The nutmeg combined with the other ingredients in the batter created this warm inviting aroma and I had very high hopes for these.

Once they came out of the oven, I topped them with a simple sugar glaze that was flavored with peppermint extract. The crushed candy canes on top added more flavor, texture and a perfect holiday decoration. Unfortunately, the doughnut itself tasted a bit disappointing and that's why I'm not listing the recipe here. However, I still love the idea of a warm sweet doughnut, topped with yummy, crushed candy canes and am looking for another recipe.

If you have a doughnut recipe (baked preferably) that is really good, please feel free to send it along....THANKS!


  1. Fab idea! I wouldn't have thought to sprinkle on crushed candy canes.

  2. It's too bad you didn't like the recipe. I'm far from a doughnut connoisseur so I'd probably love it regardless, haha.

    They look very pretty though!!

  3. They sure are pretty! I want those pans, too...
    maybe a chocolate donut would be good, mint & chocolate are a great combo.

  4. Okay. This is genius. That is all I have to say.