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Golden Doughnuts

You've literally struck gold with these mini doughnuts coated in glamorous edible gold leaf.


  • Doughnut Batter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp gold sprinkles
  • Glaze
  • 3 tbsp whipping cream
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • yellow food colouring
  • Edible gold leaf


  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the butter, sugar, honey, egg and vanilla extract. Add the buttermilk and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients and sprinkles and mix until just combined – make sure not to over mix.
  2. Spoon the batter into a piping bag. Pipe the batter into a greased doughnut pan and bake at 400F for 7 minutes. Cool for 1 minute in the pan, then flip the pan over to remove the doughnuts and cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. Make the glaze: Whisk together the whipping cream and the confectioner’s sugar and whisk until fully combined. Dye the glaze a vibrant yellow colour. Dunk each doughnut into the glaze and return to the wire rack.
  4. Cover the entire surface with edible gold leaf sheets, by gently applying with a clean, dry paintbrush. Do not use your fingers, because the gold leaf is sticky and will not transfer onto the doughnuts!
  5. Enjoy!