Nelly Elliott

Newcastle based person, she/her, mama, creative, colourful, caffeinated, plus-size fashion lover, lefty feminist killjoy #funbutmakeitfashion


Vanilla & Chocolate Baked Doughnuts.

I finally did it. I bought a doughnut pan.

I've been contemplating it for a while, one has been in my amazon basket since Christmas. Finally during a late night trip to Sainsburys, I saw one, it was reduced, I couldn't not buy it. I decided to stay basic with the first recipe, keep it simple; vanilla, chocolate, BOOM!

I am not going to lie to you and tell you these taste just like Krispy Kreme, because they don't. they aren't the same, not even a little bit. You know what though? They are still pretty damn good.

I still want to tweak the recipe, try other flavour combinations, play with yeast... The possibilities are endless. Watch this space for further doughnut experiments.

This was the ideal starter recipe, a good place to start my slightly unhealthy doughnut obsession.

I'm going to be completely honest with you, I found these heart shaped sprinkles in my cupboard and thought to myself...

"These will make them valentines doughnuts, which will make me a proper blogger, blogging seasonally and all that".

I smugly sprinkled the hearts on, and then remembered it was the 23rd February and Valentines day has long gone. FAIL!

I may fail at being a proper blogger, but I win at doughnuts.

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Baked Vanilla Doughnut
This recipe is adapted from the Lakeland recipe here.
  • 155g Plain Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs, medium
  • 1 tablespoon Greek Yoghurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 80g Dark Chocolate
Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.Combine the wet ingredients in another bowl.Add the wet to the dry and stir to form a smooth batter.Spoon the batter carefully into a ring doughnut pan, about 3/4 full (allow room to rise).Bake for 10-12 minutes at 180C.Once cooled, dip the tops into a bowl of melted chocolate, shake vigorously to get rid of excess and smooth out the chocolate.Sprinkle on sprinkles while the chocolate is still wet.Et voila! Super easy and basic oven baked doughnuts.

If you have any doughnut wisdom to share, or recipes for me to try please leave a comment below


  1. They look sooooo cute, sod Valentine's Day!

  2. Auxai tartas y más26 February 2014 at 12:24

    Hi. I am from Spain, sorry I do not have any doughnut wisdom to share, but I just discovered your blog and I
    loved it ... I will try more than one of your recipes, like this, cause I do not
    like to much the fried donuts. Thanks for publishing.
    PS Sorry by mi english!!!

  3. The doughnuts look beautiful...and I'm sure it's not just because your ever developing photography skills! Sprinkles are always good.

  4. It didn't even occur to me to bake something for the blog on Valentine's day so you're way ahead of me! Haha. Your doughnuts look so petite and cute! Love how shiny the chocolate topping looks.

  5. I will have to check out Edible Perspective. I have been pinning doughnut recipes like crazy!

  6. Cupcake Crazy Gem3 March 2014 at 17:07

    Haha I'm totally the same, like still having Christmas bakes from last year that I didn't want to blog in February by the time I got around to was saving them up for this Christmas and then the time has passed again!! Your doughnuts look amazing, I'm drooling at the screen...have wanted a doughnut pan for so long and this may just inspire me to finally invest in one!!


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