How to make donuts without a donut pan:
How to Make Tin Foil Balls
- Roll small sheets of tin foil into cylinders. I like to make mine tall enough that they can reach the top of the muffin cup.
- Grease the muffin pan as well as the tin foil.
Pipe Batter into the Muffin Pan
- Add donut batter to one side of a gallon sized ziplock bag and cut the corner off of the bag. You will use this as a piping bag for the batter.
- Squeeze batter into muffin cups in a circle around the tin foil.
- Bake donuts at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until donuts are golden brown. Let them cool.
- Dip donuts in glaze and allow it to set before serving.
It really is easy, and so fun! I think this would be a great thing to bake with kids, wouldn’t they love to make their own donuts?! If you have a birthday coming up in your family, check out this birthday cake donut recipe as well!
Cookie Butter Donuts Recipe
Cookie Butter Donuts
Cookie Butter Cake Donuts
- ¼ cup cookie butter
- ¼ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup + 1 Tbsp milk
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
Cookie Butter Glaze
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 2 Tbsp milk
- ½ tsp water
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ½ cup powdered sugar
How to Make Donuts
- Preheat oven to 325F.
- Get out a muffin pan. Roll aluminum foil into little balls the size you would like the middle of your donuts to be. Place one in each muffin cup and grease with cooking spray. (See photo below for example.)
- Use a hand mixer to combine cookie and sugar until incorporated.
- Add milk, oil, vanilla, and egg; mix.
- Slowly add flour, baking powder, and salt over top of cookie butter mixture. Mix until just combined.
- Transfer to a ziploc bag, cut a small hole in one corner and pipe into muffin pan around the tin foil balls.
- Bake 8 - 10 minutes, until donuts are golden brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing them from the pan. Once you remove them, let them cool fully while you make the glaze. Push tin foil out right before glazing.
Cookie Butter Glaze
- Whisk together melted butter and cocoa powder. Once incorporated add milk, water, vanilla, and powdered sugar; whisk. If the glaze is too thin, add more powdered sugar. If it's too thick, add more milk.
- Dip donuts into the glaze and allow to set for 15 minutes before serving