Making Apple Cider Donut Holes!

I love my new Babycakes Cake Pop Maker that my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas!  My girls love it too!  In fact, last night my three-year-old asked if we could make “pops” again.  Last Friday night we tried it for the first time.  I was a little concerned because the recipes are all from scratch.  I was hoping that I could grab the Betty Crocker cake mix from the cabinet, add water, and be on my way.  However, it is very important that you follow the recipe provided.  The amount of Baking Powder is significantly different than a normal cake recipe.

Friday was a cold night and the recipe that sounded good was “Apple Cider Donut Holes”.  Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg 1/2 cup apple cider

Cinnamon-Sugar Topping

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Combine flour, sugar baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a mixing bowl.  Add vegetable oil, egg and apple cider.  Stir until well blended.
  2. Fill each cooking reservoir with about 1 tablespoon of batter.
  3. Bake 4 to 5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into donut holes comes out clean.
  4. For cinnamon-sugar topping, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Immediately toss hot donut holes in the mixture.
  5. Serve warm.

One thing I enjoy in life is spending time in the kitchen with my girls (provided that it is not suppertime and that the baby is happy).  This project was perfect.  I quickly made the cake balls.  The Babycakes Pop Maker can make 12 balls at a time.  The dough was very thick, but the finished product was perfect!  We chose to make the Apple Cider Cake Pops…yum!  Because they are small, it takes very little time for them to cool.  The girls were able to roll them in egg whites (you can also use melted butter) and cover them with cinnamon and sugar.  Delicious!!  Of course, my girls had to add the traditional cake pop stick.  This was a fun and easy project and I was able to include my seven-year-old and my three-year-old.

St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon.  Maybe we’ll try some vanilla cake pops covered with white almond bark and clover sprinkles.

 

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