Baked Marble Crumb Donuts
Another dessert with crumb topping, peoples. Because crumb topping is the bomb dot com. And you know what else is the bomb dot com? Donuts. And also cake. And also cake in the shape of a donut. Which is commonly referred to as a baked donut. Also known as a cake donut.
Now, take those baked donuts, and add a crumb topping. BOMB. Also ensure that those baked donuts are of a marble variety. Which would give you marble baked donuts with crumb topping. And guess what? Marble cake is also the bomb dot com, because you don't have to come to the painfully difficult conclusion that results from the question: "would I prefer chocolate or vanilla cake right now?" Because with marble cake, you get both flavors, swirled together.
That was quite the introduction. I think I might have gotten through everything you need to know about these donuts. But just to make sure, let's continue...
You know that ideal cake texture, that soft, pillowy, almost melt-in-your-mouth, fluffy, moist, just a tad crumbly texture? That's the texture of these marble crumb donuts. Just thought you should know.
Also, you know those types of desserts that pair so well with your morning or afternoon coffee (aside from cheesecake)? These baked donuts are that type of dessert. They're the perfect accompaniment to coffee.
Also, are you a fan of richly flavored cake that has just the right amount of sweetness and a slightly buttery aftertaste? If you are, wonderful, because these crumb donuts fit the bill.
And do you love a good, classic, vanilla cake, but also can't resist a deeply flavored chocolate cake? That's great too, because these marble donuts afford you both of those flavors.
And are you as obsessed with crumb topping as I am? If you think you are, please stop lying to yourself, because nobody likes crumb topping as much as I do. But if you like it a lot (but obviously less than me), you'll really appreciate the addition of crumble on these baked donuts.
If you also appreciate recipes that use the same mixture for both the base and the crumb topping, which is done by just removing some of the batter and reserving it for the crumble, you'll be pleased to hear that this donut recipe provides you with that ease.
Vanilla. Moist. Chocolate. Rich. Baked. Soft. Buttery. Flavorful. Fluffy. Crumbly. Coffee's best friend. Bombbbbbbbb.
That's my list of adjectives for these baked marble crumb donuts. In no particular order. Let me know if you can think of another.
Baked Marble Crumb Donuts
Yield: 12 donuts
2 cups flour
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ stick butter, melted
1/3 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 12 donut molds well.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugars, cinnamon, butter, oil, and vanilla extract.
Remove ¾ cup of the batter and reserve for the crumb topping.
Add the eggs, milk, baking powder, and salt to mixing bowl and whisk mixture until mostly smooth.
Fill each donut mold about 2/3 full, leaving ¼ of the batter over in your mixing bowl.
Add the cocoa powder to the remaining ¼ batter and mix till smooth. Divide chocolate batter evenly between donut molds, and then use a knife to swirl the two mixtures in each donut.
Sprinkle the donuts with the reserved crumb topping.
Bake donuts for 12 minutes, or until they spring back when touched and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow donuts to cool in molds for a few minutes before easing them out of the molds with a knife.