In the early days of staying at home due to the Coronavirus, I was in the mood for donuts. Now, because we were limiting our trips out I had to put aside my wants and wait for the next grocery store trip.
Of course that got me interested in how I could make donuts at home so I searched Donut Pans at Amazon and came across a set of Silicone Molds that were BPA free and relatively inexpensive.
I put a plan in place that once I received these molds, I would give making donuts at home a try.
A few weeks later, my molds were delivered and again I wanted to limit my trips out so I looked at what I had in the pantry and fridge to make a mixture.
In addition, I looked through a Better Homes and Gardens cookbook to see if any cake recipes could be modified to even taste like a donut. I came across a Sour Cream Pound Cake and thought it might be a good candidate.
Since I was dealing with molds, I adjusted down the amounts and added in milk for the Sour Cream Donuts Recipe. I basically rewrote the original recipe though experimenting. Well the first time, the donuts were a little dry.
I also put powdered sugar on them but the kids still thought I was a hero and ate them anyway.
This week, my daughter and I gave it another try and adjusted the Sour Cream content up to a 1/2 cup. We also made an icing and they tasted AMAZING.
So now that I have figured out how to do this, I am going to be adding in different flavorings to change the taste. If you are also wanting to give homemade donuts a try, check out my recipe below!
Sour Cream Donuts Recipe
Makes 12 Small Donuts
1 Cup of Flour
3/4 Cup of Sugar
1/2 Cup of Sour Cream
1/3 Cup of Milk
1/4 Cup of Melted Butter
1/4 tsp of Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp of Baking Powder
1/4 tsp of Baking Soda
Nonstick Cooking Spray
1 Cup of Powdered Sugar
6 tsp of water
To get started, I first preheated the oven to 325 degrees. I then combined the Sugar, Eggs, Sour Cream, Milk, Melted Butter, and Vanilla in a bowl on low with a mixer. This should take a little over a minute.
Next, I added the Flour, Baking Powder, and Baking Soda continuing to mix for another 2 minutes until it was completely combined.
You may need to take a spoon to help mix in the dry ingredients.
Then, my daughter sprayed the silicon molds with a non stick spray and evenly poured the mixture in to each section.
You can then use a spoon to smooth it out and a paper towel to wipe off any access.
I then tapped the molds on the counter to remove any bubbles and placed these into the oven for 30 minutes.
If in doubt, use a toothpick to confirm they are cooked through.
After removing the molds from the oven and 5 minutes passed, I transferred the donuts by flipping them over to cooling racks.
Once completely cooled, we mixed the powdered sugar and water into a bowl and my daughter drizzled the icing over the donuts. They were then ready to be eaten.
Looking for those same Molds? I purchase mine in at Amazon in a 2 pack, but now they are selling the same Silicone Donut Molds in a 3 Pack.
If you give this recipe a try, I hope you also enjoy making your own Sour Cream Donuts.
Carlee @ FLL