Remember that red velvet peppermint cake from last Christmas?
Well, I couldn’t stop thinking about that combination of cake and candy canes. So, I remixed the original and turned ’em into cake donuts.
These were so good, I (literally) ate three while I was still taking pictures of everything. No self control over here, it’s cool.
And it turns out, these mini donuts fit perfectly on top of espresso cups, as an edible lid. Everyone drinks their coffee this way, right?
So, you should probably make these immediately.
Want to make your own? Here’s how…
All you need are some mini cake donuts (homemade or store-bought), icing (again, homemade or store-bought) , and candy canes.
Just warm up the icing in the microwave for 10-20 second and stir with a spoon. This will make it super easy to pour the icing onto the donuts.
Then, pour the icing directly onto the donuts, individually. You can use a rack for this part if you have one, if not, just use a large plate and then move each donut onto another plate after it’s had a few minutes to cool. This will keep the icing from forming a giant pocket in the hole of the donut.
Next, crush up some candy canes with the back of a wood or metal spoon. Then, sprinkle the candy cane pieces onto each donut before the icing hardens, so that the candy sticks to the icing.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Think you’ll give these donuts a try during the holidays, this year?