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Winnie the Pooh Deco Donuts

Made some baked donuts yesterday, and I was quite happy with how they turned out!

Made them 2 ways - 1 of which, I piped the facial details before baking; the other, I simply just decorated using dark and white chocolate. You probably can guess that I gave the chocolate free ones to the toddler hahah!

Since they are baked donuts, they taste more cakey than, well, fried donuts. Buttermilk makes these baked donuts moist and cakey. I've also included a tip on how to DIY buttermilk at the end of the recipe. Check that out!

Give these baked donuts a try, and let me know if you like them like I do!

One of the donuts on the plate was not coated with white chocolate - Do you know which? ;)

Yield: Makes about 25-30 mini donutsprint recipe

Winnie the Pooh Deco Baked Donuts

prep time: 20 MINScook time: 7 MINStotal time: 27 mins


  • 60g oil (or 30g melted butter + 30g oil)
  • 1 egg
  • 60g sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 120ml buttermilk*
  • 165g plain flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Tumeric or pumpkin powder*


  1. Place oil and sugar into mixing bowl. Whisk well till bubbly.
  2. Add in egg, buttermilk, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine well.
  3. Add in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, tumeric or pumpkin powder. Whisk to lumpy and heavy batter.
  4. Preheat oven to 180C. Pipe batter into donut pan. Bake in preheated oven at 180C for about 7 mins, or until skewer inserted into donuts comes out clean.
  5. Let cool completely on wire rack before storing in air tight container, or decorating.

    - 120ml of buttermilk can be DIY by: place 1/2 tbsp of vinegar in measuring jug, top to 120ml with milk. Let stand for 5 mins before use. It will curdle slightly.

    - I used tumeric powder because I was running out of pumpkin powder. I used about 1/4 tsp, but as you can see, the color was not very obvious. Both tumeric powder and pumpkin powder has unique flavor, so if you want an obvious yellow, you might want to use some food coloring.

    - If you do not want to use dark chocolate for the facial details, simply mix in some charcoal powder into 2 tsp of batter. Pipe out details onto your mold, bake for 1 min before piping in the original batter to bake.

    Recipe adapted from: Recipe Rebel

-  White chocolate
-  Dark chocolate
-  Dried pumpkin powder

1.   Melt the white chocolate in a bowl over hot water bath, or bain marie. Add in pumpkin powder to mix well, while warm. Let cool before dipping donuts.

2.   Dip donuts in white chocolate and shake off excess. Place over wire rack, so that the excess chocolate can drip off properly. After coating all donuts with white chocolate, place them into the fridge for about 10 mins to set the chocolate.

3.   Meanwhile, melt the dark chocolate and set aside to cool. Once cooled, place into piping bag. Remove donuts in fridge. Snip off a small hole at the end of the piping bag, pipe on Winnie the Pooh facial details. You might want to leave a portion of the donuts in the fridge as white chocolate melts quickly in our weather, so do work quickly too.

4.   Place decorated donuts in the fridge to set. On a piece of baking or wax paper, drop some dollop of white chocolate, and make into round discs using a small teaspoon. These will be the ears for the donuts. Set in fridge as well.

5.  Once the donuts and white chocolate ears have set, remove from fridge and place the ears on the donuts. Place in fridge till serving time.

Put the non-chocolate ones into a lunchbox for my hubby's breakfast - details were drawn on using dark and white chocolate. Accompanied with salad, dragonfruit and a honey jar marshmallow lol!

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