Halloween baked donuts recipe

10 Oct


Growing up in Australia, Halloween was a something we were only familiar with thanks to American movies and TV shows. Remember the scene in ET when they take the cute alien trick or treating? That was probably my first introduction to Halloween. In the last few tears though, it has slowly become ‘a thing’ here and shops are currently full of plastic orange pumpkins and ghouls.

My gals went trick or treating last year for the first time. A big group of parents and kids walked around door knocking and the atmosphere was really fun. As Halloween falls in spring here it is warm weather and daylight savings means it doesn’t get dark until late.

I was amazed at how many houses were participating and happy to give out lollies and chocolates to so many kids. And good quality stuff, not just $2 shop tatt.

Misses 8 and 10 are already planning their costumes so whiel the Ungry House is in a high state of Halloween-preparedness I thought I would share with you some not-so-spooky Halloween doughnuts. If you’re not into Halloween omit the decorations and just partake in some yummy baked doughnuts.

You will need a donut baking tray for this recipe.


1 cup self raising flour

1/3 cup caster sugar

½ teaspoon all spice

1/2 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg

50 grams butter, melted

Orange food colouring

Chocolate ganache to decorate – recipe follows

Eyeball lolly/candies to decorate



Preheat oven 180C and spray a donut pan with non-stick baking spray.

In a large bowl sift together flour, sugar and all spice.

In a jug whisk together milk, vanilla, egg and melted butter, then make a well in the flour mix and pour in, mixing thoroughly with a silver spoon.

Add enough orange food colouring drop by drop until you get the desired colour, then stir until combined.

Fill a piping bag with the mixture then pipe into the doughnut holes until two-thirds full.

Bake for 10 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Remove from oven, stand for five minutes, then remove doughnuts to a wire rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile, make ganache: in a small saucepan over a very low heat stir together 125 grams chopped dark chocolate with ½ cup pouring cream until melted and glossy. Remove from heat and set aside to cool completely.

To decorate: top the donuts with ganache then add eyeball lollies.




21 Responses to “Halloween baked donuts recipe”

  1. Gary Lum October 10, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

    I find it remarkable that we import pumpkins out of our season so that people can make things out of them and hopefully not waste the pumpkin by making pumpkin pie.
    Mmm…I really like pumpkin pie. I think I’m conflating Halloween and Thanksgiving now!

    • The Hungry Mum October 10, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

      I adore pumpkin pie! I have a recipe on my blog but the photos are appalling, I need to re-make and re-soot. Then re-eat 😉

      • Gary Lum October 10, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

        I will keep an eye out for the redo 😃

  2. Mack October 10, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

    These are the cutest halloween desserts I have seen yet (and I love pinterest), thank you for sharing!!! 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum October 10, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

      Thanks Mack 🙂 They aren’t super scary but they are a bit cute.

      • Mack October 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm #

        Cute over scary any day!!!!!

  3. Clanmother October 11, 2016 at 5:52 am #

    We are celebrating Thanksgiving today in Canada. The pumpkins are our in full force and pumpkin pies are everywhere. So now its time to make the jack-o-lanterns. Your post reminded me of one of my favorite quotes: “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” Happy Thanksgiving – celebrating our connection.

    • The Hungry Mum October 13, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

      Hope your celebrations were wonderful and you made many happy memories. Pumpkin pie is food of the gods 🙂

      • Clanmother October 13, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

        I agree wholeheartedly!!!

  4. patrick @alldayieat.com October 11, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    nice work!!

  5. youthfoodblog October 12, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    So cure! Almost forgot Halloween is around the corner!

  6. Sarah Bélanger October 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

    Love this!!

  7. ChgoJohn October 19, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    Fantastic! In fact, I started laughing as soon as I saw the photo. They’d be a big hit at any Halloween party.

  8. Thoughts in Life October 28, 2016 at 4:51 am #

    Wow. The donuts look DELICIOUS! I cant wait to try your recipe. Thank for sharing!

  9. trzesniewskinator November 6, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    These look great!

  10. Earthy Tales November 7, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

    These look so cool haha

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