Friday 11 February 2011

[Valentine's Dessert] Heart Poppers ~ Assorted Mini Donuts

There is a period of time where I used to bake mini donuts for gatherings or upon special orders from readers and friends about 2 years back. I still remember during that time getting "Donuts" is a very popular trend among youngster and working adults. And as an interest I have also come out with about 30 over different flavours of mini donuts where you can read up more on these posts HERE.

These are some of the assorted design heart shape donuts baked using the mini heart shape pan. For this recipe I have used Meiji, Mixed Berrries Yoghurt as one of the ingredients, but you can always replace it with either plain or any of your favurite yoghurt flavour.

Ingredients: (makes around 20)
1 1/4 Cups Top Flour, sifted
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
150ml Mixed Berries Yoghurt
1/4 Cup Castor Sugar
1 Large Egg
3 Tablespoons of Melted Unsalted Butter, cool
Zest of 1 Lemon
1 Disposal Pipping Bag, optional

1. Grease mini heart shape/donut pan with cooking spray or melted butter and set aside.

2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk sugar and lemon zest until moist and fragrant.

3. Crack in the egg and give it a quick whisk till combined before adding the yoghurt and mixed well.

4. Next sieved in flour, baking powder, salt and whisk together with melted butter till the mixture resemble paste like texture.

5. Spoon mixture into disposal pipping bag, snap off the tip and pipe into prepared trays at about 3/4 full.

6. Bake in preheated 180 degree oven for about 8 - 10 minutes or until donuts spring back when touched.

7. Cool donuts in pan for another 2 - 3 minutes before removing it from tray.

8. Decorate the donuts with melted chocolate, sprinkles, fresh fruits or etc.

* With this recipe above, you can mix and match with different key ingredients such as cocoa powder/green tea powder to make different flavour.

* Adding in shredded cheese and ham for savory version and etc.

These are the mini rose scented "Heart Poppers" which is great to be served during Valentine's Day. Due to the sticky chocolate glazing, I use some heart shapes design food picks to act as a server for easy consuming as well as vision effect.

These "Rose Scented Donuts" which coated with White Chocolate Glaze are one of the popular choices among those donuts order that I received years back(read more HERE). I think for ladies who prefer the light and fragrant aroma of rose, this is definitely a great choice for afternoon tea snacks.

If you are cracking your head for ideas on sweet treat for kiddy's Birthday Party or Tea-Session with a few besties for some cozy afternoon girls talk. Here are some mini donuts(about 4cm in diameter) to satisfy those sugar rush.

I submitting this post to "Aspiring Bakers #4: Love In The Air! (Feb 2011)", hosted by Me(Cuisine Paradise) at this link HERE.

[Valentine's Dessert] Heart Poppers on Foodista


  1. I was eagerly waiting for your recipe and this looks sooooo pretty! And luckily it's a baked donut recipe since I don't really like fried ones. Will try this over the weekend :D

  2. So so pretty and delicious looking! I'm bookmarking this! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ellena, the donuts look so good and lovely!

  4. Hi Janine, Wen and Jess: Thanks for your kind comments and do share with me how you find it if you have a chance to bake this :)

  5. These are so beautiful! I've never baked donuts before, will bookmark this and try out soon. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. Hi Ellena,

    Your doughnuts look so professional! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


  7. OMG!!! this is AWESOME and LOVELY! i've been eyeing to buy the pan! hahah. where did you buy it? is not only pretty but healthy too! YUMMY YUMMY!!

  8. I'm really curious to know where you purchased the mini donut pan, since I think it would be really cute and simple to make them in that shape. Thanks!

  9. Anncoo: Thanks :) Hope to see one of your donuts creation soon.

    Joyce: Thanks for the compliments.

    Sweetylicious and Chelz: I got the mini donut mould from:-
    Sun Lik @ 33 Seah Street
    Telephone: 6338 0980

  10. Very Pretty and colorful and cute mini donuts.

  11. The donuts are simply lovely!! I will give it a try for my gal's bday celebration :) can u share with me how to make the zest of lemon? Usually I will omit this step in all recipe. Thanks!


  12. Quay Po Cooks: thanks :)

    Sy: You can zest the lemon by grating it using a metal food grater. HTH :)

  13. I just finished baking these (ended up getting the pan from Amazon) and they were really good and looked really cute but the dough was a little sticky on the inside.. I cooked them at 350F for around 10 mins and they did spring back at the touch.. So is the dough supposed to come out a bit sticky? Thanks.

  14. Hi Chelz, Errr you mean the inside of the donut is still a bit sticky? Errrr it should be sticky but rather moist in texture. Do you have a photo of the inner section of the donut? Perhaps you can email me @ I can take a look :)

  15. Hi, may i know what is the mass of each cup and can the top flour be substitute with plain flour?

  16. Hi Cheryl,

    I am using Australia size measuring cups so it's about 125 grams per 1 cup. Yup you can substitute with plain flour but the texture might not be soft and light. Or maybe you can try cake flour :)

  17. Hi, it's sooo cute that makes us really eager to use your creation in our catalog at
    We did link back here...thanks a lot!


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