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Donuts cake: the recipe for the spectacular and greedy dessert, inspired by the famous donuts

Donuts cake: the recipe for the spectacular and greedy dessert, inspired by the famous donuts


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The donut cake it’s a dolce greedy and scenographic, a reinterpretation of the famous American donuts in the form of a cake. This is a soft and inviting donut that has a great visual impact, but it is a lot simple to make: It is ideal for a special occasion such as family meals, children’s birthdays, anniversaries and so on.

In our preparation we will mix flour, butter, eggs, sugar, sour cream and vanilla to create a soft dough, which will go baked in the oven for a’about an hour. For the base we used a mold with grooves, but you can use a donut mold or the mold of your choice. When the ready has been taken out of the oven and cooled on top it will be put he toppinga delicious one icing made with cream, powdered sugar and food coloring.

If you liked this recipe, also try the angel cake one, or the Japanese cheesecake one: two tall and fluffy cakes ideal for breakfast, but also as a dessert after a meal.

How to make donuts cake

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a donut pan with a little butter 1; sprinkle with flour then set aside.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt 2.

Put the butter and sugar in the bowl of your planetary mixer: turn on the mixer and start mixing 3.

Lower the speed and add the eggs one at a time 4.

Add the sour cream and vanilla 5.

Gradually add the flour mixture 6.

Stir until you get a homogeneous mixture 7.

Pour the batter into the donut mold 8.

Tap the mold lightly to pop any air pockets, then level the batter with a spatula 9.

Cook for 60-70 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely 10.

Prepare the icing by mixing the cream and icing sugar together until you get a homogeneous and smooth mixture 11.

Add a few drops of pink food coloring: add it gradually 12in order to establish the desired shade.

Stir well to blend the color 13.

Unmold the cake from the pan and turn it upside down onto a serving plate or splashback 14.

Pour the icing over the well-cooled cake 15.

Garnish with the colored sprinkles and serve 16.


You can store the donuts cake without icing in a bread bag or under a glass jar for 5-6 days. If you have already frosted it, put it in the fridge, in an airtight container, for 2-3 days.

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