Cinnamon Bun Donuts | Cleveland Southside Moms



3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 tbsp butter melted


3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 and 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1 and 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp unsalted butter softened


1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp ground cinnamon


1 cup powdered sugar
1 and 1/2 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a donut pan with non stick cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, cornstarch, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and salt. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk*, egg, and melted butter.

Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, whisking together until there are no longer any clumps.

For filling the donut pan, use a pastry bag or a Ziploc bag with the corner cut to pipe the batter into the pan. Fill the donuts about 2/3 full or until all batter is used.

Bake in the oven for 7-9 minutes or until stop of donuts are puffy and appear dry. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 2 minutes in the donut pan, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

In a large bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Add softened butter and mash with your fingers. Begin mashing the butter into the dry ingredients. Continue to combine until you can pick up all ingredients in your hands. Squeeze dough together to pack everything together.
Once dough is smooth and firm, begin pinching the dough within your fingers so that it breaks apart into small pieces. Set aside.
In a wide bowl, whisk together milk, sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a small bowl, whisk together milk, sugar, and vanilla. Pour icing into a pastry bag with a small tip or in a Ziploc bag with the corner cut out. Set aside.

Dip cooled donuts in cinnamon icing. Quickly sprinkle cinnamon crumble topping on top so that it sticks to the cinnamon frosting.
Allow donuts to dry for 15 minutes, then drizzle vanilla frosting on top of the donuts. Let donuts dry for another 15-20 minutes before eating.

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