Vanilla Sugared Cake Beignets with 3 Dipping Sauces – Plum Dipping Sauce, Orange Dipping Sauce and Peanut Dipping Sauce
I served these vanilla sugared miniature cake donuts at the dessert tasting and wine night. I served them with chopsticks, because I wanted each of the dipping sauces to have Asian-influenced flavors. I’d like to thank my mother-in-law, Dawn, for the orange and plum dipping sauce recipes. I was stumped on how to make these ideas happen, and brilliant mom-in-law came up with these and they turned out wonderfully.
Baked Miniature Cake Donut Recipe Ingredients
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon vegetable shortening
Baked Miniature Cake Donut Recipe Directions
Preheat oven for 350 degrees. Grease a donut pan. In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients. Add the milk, then the eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla and vegetable shortening. Beat just until thoroughly blended. I used the paddle attachment on my KitchenAid. Fill the donut cups about 75% full. We snipped the end off of a condiment bottle and used that, since we were making small donuts and it helps be more tidy and accurate when filling the donut pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or just like any cake, the donuts spring back when pressed gently. Pop them out of the donut pan and into a pan with vanilla sugar and coat each donut with the vanilla sugar, then cool on a cooling rack.
Plum Dipping Sauce Recipe Ingredients
- 4 plums, cut into 1/2″ slices
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
Combine plums, sugar and butter in a saucepan and cook over medium low heat until plums break down and become soft. Ater cooking and pureeing the plum dipping sauce, stir in 1 tablespoon of water or enough to get your desired texture.
Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe Ingredients
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking spice
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
Heat the peanut dipping sauce mixture in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring regularly. Cool to room temperature to get a more viscous texture.
Orange Dipping Sauce Recipe Ingredients
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
Be careful of how much orange rind you stir into this orange dipping sauce. Orange zest is very potent and can make the dish very tart. You can always add more.