Pink baked doughnuts

20 Sep

Pink baked doughnuts

I know, I know – pink isn’t a food. It is a way of life, especially if you’re in the under 8 set, like my second-born. She is a poster girl for everything pink and girly and frilly. Even when she is climbing trees or running around at soccer training she is usually in clashing shades of shocking and pastel pink.

I have no idea why, I have never been a fan of gender-cliched dressing and my first born has a dislike of pink bordering on the obsessive.

My go to colour is red and I have always sought out clothes in colours other than pink for my gals but it just goes to show that pink is boss.

Pink baked doughnuts. The Hungry Mum

So to these doughnuts… I tweaked a recipe I found at Mary Quite Contrary Bakes – see the original here: . I used a mini pan so this recipe made heaps!

Baked doughnuts are fun to make but you will need a doughnut baking pan and a Ziploc bag to make them.


1 cup flour

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/3 cup milk

1 egg

1 tbsp melted butter

3 tablespoons strawberry jam

1 tbsp pure maple syrup

smidge pink food colouring – optional

Pink baked doughnuts - a cute treat that will make you smile.


Preheat oven to 180 C and thoroughly spray a mini doughnut pan with non-stick baking spray.

In a large metal bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon until combined.

Make a well in the centre, add in milk, egg, butter, syrup and jam (and food colouring if using) and quickly stir until just combined.

Get a large plastic cup or jug and open a Ziploc bag, then push the open bag into the cup and fold the top of the bag over the rim of the glass. Pour the batter into the bag, then use a pair of scissors to cut the corner off the bag.

Pipe into the donut pan until two-thirds full then bake for around 7-9 minutes – they don’t take long.

Remove from oven, flip onto cooling rack, then repeat with remaining batter – make sure you spray pan each time with baking spray.


Sift 1 cup sifted icing sugar into a bowl then mix with milk until it is a thick pouring consistency – drizzle over cold doughnuts then sprinkle over 100s and 1000s.

Pink doughnuts The Hungry Mum

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39 Responses to “Pink baked doughnuts”

  1. cheergerm September 20, 2015 at 10:03 am #

    Well Mrs H. Your girls will certainly have loved these pinkalicious beauties. My lads profess to be no fans of pink but they wouldn’t care if given a plate of these and would gobble them down post haste. 😁

    • The Hungry Mum September 20, 2015 at 10:19 am #

      Thanks love 😉 Certainly you could make any colour you desire/have in your pantry. To be honest I could have made these puce-coloured and the gals would have wolfed them down!

  2. deliciousdaydreams September 20, 2015 at 11:43 am #

    Pink is absolutely a food…especially when placed on any surface with a Disney princess on it. 🙂

  3. Mike September 20, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

    Ordinarily I don’t go for pink – especially food – but this looks so yummy!

    • The Hungry Mum September 21, 2015 at 4:30 am #

      Pink is the new black – or something like that 😉

  4. Traditionally Modern Food September 20, 2015 at 7:52 pm #

    Perfect for girl’s party.. I like the way u baked the doughnuts instead of deep frying

    • The Hungry Mum September 20, 2015 at 11:05 pm #

      I am terrified of deep frying and refuse to do it! I love baking my doughnuts 🙂

  5. gourmetgetaway September 21, 2015 at 6:39 am #

    I will have to pin this for the future.

    Thanks for sharing


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  6. heenie September 21, 2015 at 8:10 am #

    Super cute.

  7. September 21, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    I love them and would definitely like one or two! I’m all ready as I have donut pans,,,

    • The Hungry Mum September 22, 2015 at 4:55 am #

      I need to bu a large doughnut pan – my mini one is too small. Will wait til we’re in the US later this year.

  8. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella September 21, 2015 at 10:48 am #

    I love pink I must admit but I also love blue, red, black and white!! And these doughnuts too! 😀

    • The Hungry Mum September 22, 2015 at 4:56 am #

      You’re an equal opportunist when it comes to colours 😉

  9. The Surprised Gourmet September 21, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    Pink or not, these doughnuts look delicious. I could eat a few for breakfast this morning.

  10. thesurprisedgourmet September 21, 2015 at 10:51 am #

    Pink or not, these doughnuts look delicious. I could eat a few for breakfast this morning.

    • The Hungry Mum September 22, 2015 at 4:54 am #

      Because they are so small you could eat more than a few!

  11. kharroald September 21, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

    My 5 year old is obsessed with pink! I had to make sure her soccer jersey had pink it is somehow. I have a love hate relationship with the color pink. I am sure she would enjoy these donuts! Thanks for sharing! #anythinggoes

    • The Hungry Mum October 5, 2015 at 1:11 am #

      hahahaha! Isn’t it funny how some girls just LOVE it? Miss9 never liked it, Miss7 insists on it. Hope you had a chance to make these.

  12. nagimaehashi September 21, 2015 at 8:59 pm #

    You rock! I am gathering inspiration for Pink Ribbon month 🙂 I’ll have to include this in my round up!! N x

  13. Chitra Jagadish September 21, 2015 at 9:47 pm #

    I live the fact that it’s backed and the gorgeous colour…my Lo will love this… just gorgeous…

  14. Random Musings September 22, 2015 at 12:49 am #

    These look amazing, I am now really fancying a doughnut!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes

  15. Gather and Graze September 22, 2015 at 12:50 am #

    These are fabulous HM! With 2 boys, I was get a raised eyebrow or two, but they would be snaffled and gobbled within seconds regardless! 😉

  16. Antonia September 22, 2015 at 1:43 pm #

    What a cute idea! My little girl is going to love these 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  17. flavoursofworld September 22, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    so cute 😉

  18. nepaliaustralian September 25, 2015 at 7:26 am #

    They look absolutely yummy…

  19. Lynz Real Cooking September 25, 2015 at 11:57 am #

    Love your sweet story! These looks yummy and fun!

  20. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) October 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm #

    So pretty

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