Diamonds are the way to a woman’s heart, right? Not me. I accept love tokens in the form of: vacations, sushi, massages (deep tissue only!), Michael Kors watches and chocolate dipped strawberries.
I’ve been saving this recipe for a special occasion – like Valentines Day. I can’t think of a better way to show a man some love than showering him with bacon infused maple donuts. Right? I think it’s a fair trade for a trip to Bora Bora.
Maple Glazed Cake Donuts
Makes 6 regular sized, or 12 minis.
Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly grease a donut pan.
4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled and set aside
Combine the following ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour (or half whole wheat)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
In a separate bowl combine:
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp melted butter
1/4 tsp vanilla
Add dry to the wet, stir until batter is smooth. Pour into the donut pan, and bake for approximately 8-10 minutes – or until sides are lightly golden.
Let donuts cool before glazing them.
1 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp maple syrup
tiny splash of water or milk
Once donuts have cooled, dip them into the glaze, then top with bacon sprinkles.