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Deep Fried Doughnut Cupcakes

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These cupcakes combined the fried goodness of a doughnut with the cake-y softness and taste of a cupcake! Fill them with your favorite filling and trim however you please.
 
 
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Step 1: Cupcake ingredients

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The cupcake on the inside of the "doughnut" is just your average yellow cake.  The recipe I used is from thecupcakerecipe.com, it makes 12 cupcakes.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

2 large eggs

Step 2: Cupcake Construction pt.1

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a standard (12-cup) muffin tin (you won't need cupcake papers to line it). In a small bowl, whisk together the 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt; set aside. In a liquid-measuring cup, mix 1/2 cup milk and 1 tsp vanilla; set aside.

Step 3: Cupcake Construction pt.2

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In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter and 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the 2 eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. With mixer on low speed, add half of dry ingredients, followed by milk-vanilla mixture, then remaining dry ingredients. 

Step 4: Cupcake Construction pt.3

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Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups (I like to use a 1/4 cup measuring cup).
Bake for 15 minutes (you want it to be not completely finished, deep frying will do that).
Let sit in the tin for about 5 minutes and then allow to cool.

Step 5: Filling the Cupcake

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I filled my cupcakes with a store bought raspberry jam.  I have found that the best way to fill the cupcakes for deep frying is to poke a hole in the top with a pinky (clean hands of course!), wiggle it around to make a hollow space inside.  Then put enough jelly to fill the cupcakes in a piping bag (plastic bags with a clipped tip work too) and use a metal piping tip to fill them to the top. 
What a clever idea, combining two different tasty treats! You also made the directions easy to follow. Wish I had a deep fryer.
lit_elephants (author)  jfinkelmeyer2 years ago
You don't need a deep frier to make these, you could also use a deep pan and fill it with oil, it should work the same.  I think if you really want to try it you should.
In MI, we have both cake and raised donuts. This sounds (and looks) like a mix between the two. They look delicious!
menahunie2 years ago
Been done already. Where I am they are called Malasada's.
dliu3 menahunie2 years ago
not so fast, if my tongue tells me correctly malasada's are a yeast batter type doughnut.

this recipe appears to use baking powder rather than yeast. the would be more similar in texture to the traditional cake-doughnut.

but thanks for making me think about malasadas, menahunie. i'm way to far away from leonards now. going to have to do some research online, unless you happen to have a good recipe?

-dL-
lit_elephants (author)  menahunie2 years ago
Malasadas are a yeast dough, this recipe doesn't have yeast it it. So if anything they are doughnuts, not my cupcakes.
farmsteader2 years ago
Wow, been thinking about homemade Donuts, this works! Hey you trying to make me Fat ! lol, eat at you own risk! Thanks
sunshiine2 years ago
These look very good. I see you are from the evergreen state! I lived in Wa for a long time.
bone_chaos2 years ago
Ummmm, yea... These are awesome!
lit_elephants (author)  bone_chaos2 years ago
Thank you!
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