Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Babycakes Spice Donuts and A Giveaway...

 


So, I  thought I'd jump on the babycakes bandwagon and buy one. 

Not only for myself, since... ahem... November 10th is my birthday.

But for one lucky reader out there. 

YAY!

It's better to give than receive, right?




I've been wanting the babycakes Donut Maker for a little while now. When I saw it at my local Navy Exchange... on sale (score!) I snatched it right up, of course! 

You can also find them at retailers such as Kohl's and Bed Bath & Beyond.

I used a french vanilla cake mix and added ground cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves to make a spice cake batter... since I couldn't find a spice cake mix at the store... really? I saw carrot cake, but no spice cake... go figure. 

Anyway, they were a lot of fun to make. A little tedious, since it only makes six donuts at a time, but enjoyable. 

The instruction pamphlet has a few donut recipes and glaze recipes in it, and they look really good, but I just decided to do my own thang and make a spice donut. 

All you have to do to win the babycakes Donut Maker is answer the following question in the comments section:

What is your favorite kind of donut?

Update: This giveaway has ended!

Do you like them plain, sugary, glazed, or with the maple frosting... yum!

Rules
One entry per person, please.
Contest closes 6pm Pacific time Monday, November 14th.
The winner will be chosen randomly.

* This giveaway is sponsored by So Domesticated.

Good Luck!


Spice Donuts

For the Donuts:
  • 1 Box (15.25 Oz.) French Vanilla Cake Mix, Plus Ingredients Listed On Back
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
For the Cinnamon Glaze:
  • 2-1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Half & Half
Preheat the babycakes Donut Maker.

In a large bowl, mix the french vanilla cake mix, cake mix ingredients, and spices until well combined. Follow the cooking instructions that come with the babycakes Donut Maker to make your donuts. I found that piping the batter yielded a fluffier donut. Also, I filled each donut impression with about a tablespoon of my cake batter. I let my donuts cool a bit before dipping them in the cinnamon glaze. Makes 5 dozen babycakes donuts. 

In a small bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, cinnamon, butter, and half & half until smooth. Add the half & half a little at a time until you get the desired consistency. Dip the donuts into the glaze, covering one side. Set on cooling racks, until the glaze sets.

I'm linking this post up to I'm Lovin' It.

Enjoy!


24 comments:

  1. What is your favorite kind of donut?

    Kripsy Kreme .... glazed. Nothing fancy for this girl =)

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  2. What a lovely lovely giveaway!!
    I would have to say, I am all about sugary donuts...and donut holes..and chocolate glazed!

    :D Okay, really any kind of donut.

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  3. I've never seen a Baby Cakes machine.... but I WANT one!! It look super fun and those tiny donuts are so cute! My favorite donut is a pumpkin donut, freshly made and served along side a glass of freshly made Michigan apple cider. Now, that's good eating!

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  4. First choice glaze then vanilla frosting with sprinkles! You've gotta love the sprinkles! Love this giveaway!

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  5. Favorite donut of all time has to be sour cream donut! It's amazing and scrumptious and just mmmmmm!

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  6. Those are good looking donuts you have there!

    I am a sucker for glazed doughnuts. :)

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  7. I love donuts that are chocolate frosted with sprinkles! Yum!

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  8. love it! my fav is the simple glazed donut. ooey gooey goodness!

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  9. blueberry cake

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  10. I love chocolate cream filled donuts...really I like any donuts;) such a fun giveaway!!!

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  11. I am a lover of any donut filled with goo. Cream goo, jelly goo - it's all good!! haha
    How fun!
    ~Megan Pence @ Wanna Be A Country Cleaver

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  12. Sprinked chocolate!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  13. i love the ones w/pink icing!

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  14. i love glazed with chocolate on top. MMM!!

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  15. I love the white cream filled doughnuts. Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for giving us the chance to win.

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  16. Hi! Newest fan here :) Simple sugar glaze is nice, but sometimes straight-up powered sugar is great!

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  17. I've haven't met too many donuts that I didn't like! Maple frosted is one of my favorites!

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

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  18. If I have to pick ONE, I'll say a good ol' classic glazed donut:)

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  19. Cinnamon sugar donuts - especially with hot apple cider!

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  20. Oh I LOVE me some donuts!
    My favorite would have to be a chocolate bar!

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  21. What a cool little kitchen gadget! My favorite donut is a new york cheesecake donut from Krispy Kreme...followed closely by chocolate munchkins from Dunkin. :)

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  22. I am hooked on the chocolate filled donuts topped with chocolate chips. I am a chocolate girl!!!

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  23. i like my donuts with white powdered sugar
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  24. Yum! Happy belated birthday! Hope it was spectacular!

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