The tasty flavours of a hot cross bun in doughnut form. My Hot Cross Bun Baked Doughnuts are a light and fluffy way to enjoy the flavours we all know and love.
Preheat the oven to 200ºC (fan, 220ºC non fan) spray the doughnut trays with oil
Mix together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and orange zest
In a separate large bowl, mix together the melted butter, vegetable oil and sugar. Once this is combined, mix the egg and the milk
Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry, mixing until only just combined before adding more liquid
Once all combined, spoon the doughnut batter into a piping bag and pipe into the prepared tin. You only need one layer of batter in each doughnut ring. This is an example of too much mix!
Bake in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes or until a cocktail stick comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack
When the doughnuts are cool, make the glaze by mixing the icing sugar in a bowl with the melted butter and milk. Add in a pinch of cinnamon
Dunk each doughnut into the glaze and turn it around making sure the top of each doughnut is completely covered
Leave the glaze to set for 10 minutes or so before making the cross. Mix the icing sugar and milk together and spoon it into a piping bag. Cut a very small hole in the end and pipe a cross on each cupcake
Leave to set for a few minutes before tucking in
These are best eaten on the day you bake them.
Nutritional information is given as a guide only.