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Thursday
May142009

Holey Cake: When Doughnuts and Cupcakes Collide

Doughnut Cupcakes c/o JustJenn
Photo c/o Justjennrants.blogspot.com

It seems that after the recent list of doughnut links, some additional commentary is necessary on the subject of the doughnut-cupcake combination.

When doughnut muffins reached the mainstream, it was only a matter of time before a slightly more awesome counterpart, the doughnut cupcake, entered the scene.

 

And they've entered in a big way, with all sorts of delicious variations. Here are just a few:

 

I do think pastry on pastry is a bit over the top - I feel like I've just made the turducken of desserts.
Of course, there is no mention of anyone declining a bite of these sweet treats.
  • On the lovely and amazing Bake & Destroy, Natalie made probably the best use ever of the new Starbucks VIA instant coffee by mixing it into the cupcakes and buttercream, and then topping it all off with a powdered sugar doughnut for a dizzying rush of sugar and a satisfying mixture of textures and tastes.
  • Of course, if you like the doughnut muffin style, on Elle's New England Kitchen, the doughnut muffin gets a sweet makeover with the addition of frosting and sprinkles--um, Elle, we think that means it's a doughnut cupcake now. And oh, so deliciously so.
  • In that vein, at Retro Bakery in Las Vegas, they they have not one, not two...but three doughnut cupcake varieties on their menu: the "Glazed Donut" (Vanilla cake drenched in donut glaze), the "Sprinkled Donut" (Vanilla cake dipped in chocolate fudge ganache and rainbow jimmies) and "Coffee and Donuts" (Vanilla cake covered in donut glaze and topped with a dollop of coffee buttercream). Oh yes.

 

Reader Comments (7)

love the posting - I have been on each link I think!! but, waaa, the Elle's New England Kitchen link may not in fact be working....

May 14 | Unregistered CommenterLady P

There can never be too much pastry.

May 14 | Unregistered CommenterWendyB

LadyP: I think I remedied it!

WendyB: I am with you!

May 14 | Unregistered CommenterCakespy

I think I know what heaven looks like now!

My daughter walked by and said, "Cool" I think that pretty much sums up donut crowned cupcakes!

May 15 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

They look awesome! Would have been the perfect snack for a Simpsons movie debut party. With beer, of course! :P

May 15 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

While I think donuts are the new cupcake, the combination of the two is quite the powerhouse!

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