My sweet husband bought me a mini donut pan for my birthday this year.
Of course that meant I had to make donuts for my family.
Twist my arm.
Aren't they cute??
I have a soft spot for mini versions of things. Maybe that's why I love tiny babies so much??
To be honest, these taste more like adorable donut shaped cupcakes than regular donuts. I think it's because they are baked not fried. Either way they are delish - and let's face it, cupcakes and donuts are about the same on the scale of healthy breakfast foods.
Add some pastel sprinkles and make these for Easter this year!
Steph's Springtime Cocoa Fudge Donuts
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup buttermilk
4 Tbs melted butter
Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl. Slowly add the dry to the wet and beat until well mixed.
Grease a donut pan and fill halfway with batter. Bake at 400* for about 10 min.
Cool in pan for a few minutes before removing and frosting.
3 Tbs melted butter
1/3 cup cocoa
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk
Mix together first 4 ingredients and add milk gradually until it reaches desired consistency. Dip tops of donuts into glaze and add sprinkles if desired.
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I'd say this cookie is looking pretty good for it's age :)
Just wanted to share this treat with you to help you celebrate the occasion.
Grab some oreos (I used double stuff, duh) and dip them into some melted chocolate. I used white chocolate this time and added some pink to make it pretty! Top with sprinkles or just set them on wax paper to dry. If you want to add some chocolate decor like I did, melt some more chocolate and add whatever color you want to use (or leave it white if you prefer). I just put the melted chocolate into a baggie and piped out some hearts. These would be great in all different pastel colors for Easter - and eggs are a super simple decoration to draw on top!
This is a fun treat that the kids can join in on too. My 3 year old LOVED helping me decorate these.
Give them a try - I would love to see how yours turn out!
It's a dreary, cold, rainy/snowy day here, and all I really want to do is cuddle up with my loves under a blanket and watch some of our fave shows on Netfix. And maybe eat some m&m's and drink a big mug of spiced eggnog coffee. That sounds nice. I think I have our evening planned :)
Today is a day of doing hair in my downstairs salon, grocery shopping, making phone calls, changing diapers, snuggling, dancing, playing hide and seek, and hopefully some of the above, later on ;) Pretty much the usual.
Here is what I'm wearing today.
I love this cozy sweater, and I was so excited to find this funky belt to wear with it. See how SPARKLY it is?? You know I love anything that sparkles. It's a little too big for me though. See how it's sitting a little low and slanted? If I tighten it enough to fit me, it rolls over the sequins instead of the leather. But I like it so much I wear it anyway.
And these are my favorite boots. I never paid so much for footwear but I wear these all the time and I just love them. I feel like they can make any outfit more trendy and sophisticated. Another pick of my hubby's. He likes to dress me, haha!
The headband is covered in bling too - of course, I made it after all. And the chunky blingy bracelet is fromPearls and Petals. If you want one, let me know in the comments or visithere. FYI, I am totally into bangles, cuffs and crosses right now, and it shows in my shop :)
What sort of fashion or accessories are you into now?
(Btw, sorry for the awful picture. I obviously can't take pictures of myself without looking ridiculous!)
Cowl neck sweater dress. It's super soft, and even though it's short sleeved, it's cozy! I love the rouched sleeves and the brown and turquoise color combo.
Leggings - check. When I bought the dress I also picked up a pair of brown tights. A few days later I was getting ready for the day and I threw on this dress....then I looked in the mirror. *Ahem* Not quite long enough to wear with just tights. Enter the ever faithful leggings! They are an outfit saver I tell you.
Ankle boots! I love the straps and the buckles, still deciding if I like the ankle height though.
**Vintage Wrap Bracelet from Pearls and Petals. Let me know if you would like one! :) **
There you have it! What do you think? Want to see more fashion posts? I promise to try and get better photos next time....maybe enlist my hubby to take them for me :)