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Mermaid Doughnuts

Decorated with candy seashells and gold sprinkles these beautiful marbled baked doughnuts belong in the sea!

Ingredients

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
  • Blue, pink and purple candy melts

Glaze

  • 3 tbsp whipping cream
  • ½ cup confectioner’s sugar
  • blue, pink and purple food colouring
  • brown sugar
  • pearl-like gum balls or candies
  • silver star sprinkles

Steps

Doughnut Batter

  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 mix until just combined – make sure not to overmix.
  2. Spoon the batter into a piping bag, then 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. Pour the blue, pink and purple candy melts into a shell-shaped chocolate mold. Place the mold in the freezer until the candy melts have set, about 20 minutes.

Glaze

  1. Whisk together the whipping cream and the confectioner’s sugar and whisk until fully combined. Divide the glaze into 3 bowls and dye it pale blue, pale pink and pale purple. Dollop each color into a larger bowl.
  2. 5. Dunk the doughnuts into the glaze. The marble pattern will continue to change as you dunk more doughnuts. Place them on a wire rack. Sprinkle a tiny bit of brown sugar on top to look like sand and decorate with gum ball “pearls” and silver star sprinkles. Top with the chocolate shells. Enjoy!