Let's Get Baked...Donuts

In the world of heavy metal, there will always be a divide. You are either a Judas Priest Fan or an Iron Maiden fan. One faction clings to their Hell Bent for Leather while the other Runs to the Hills. The same rings true for donut fans, only in this case, you are either a yeast donut lover or you are a cake donut lover.

Then there are fat asses like me who like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and donuts of all shapes and sizes. So let me introduce you to a third option, the Mercyful Fate of donuts. For you see, King Diamond and the boys offered the best of both worlds- weird, kind of gay lyrics and outfits but also 100% unquestionable metal cred. Baked donuts, my friends, are the answer.

What they lack in texture (let's face it, they're just cake, in a ring) they make up for in simplicity, cheapness and relatively low fat content. Get yourself a donut pan and 10 minutes on a Saturday morning and you'll have freshly made donuts no matter what hillbilly ass town you live in.

You will need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Then you:

Pre-heat your oven to 325 and spray the pan with non-stick spray. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the wet inredients and beat well. Fill each donut cavity (gross) 2/3 full and bake for 8 minutes or until the tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool until they're cool enough to remove from the pans. When completely cool, toss in some cinnamon and sugar.

Be warned that these go from "yeah, this is pretty good for a donut made out of nothing" to "maybe this will taste good if I dip it in hot chocolate" in about 30 minutes after cooling. So don't try to bring these to the office or everyone will laugh at you and how bad you suck at baking.
Makes 12 donuts.

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