Baked Pineapple Doughnuts

by - June 04, 2020

Summer is the perfect excuse for having friends over and spoiling them with some sweet treats and what is more on trend than pineapple doughnuts?! These doughnuts don't just look like cute little pineapples, they're also pineapple flavoured! I love adding an unexpected twist to my baked treats, and it's so easy, anyone could do it!

You will need:

Doughnut baking tray - I use this one from Wilton
Rolling pin
Mixing bowl

For the Doughnuts:

75g plan flour, sifted
55g granulated sugar
1/2tsp baking powder
1/4tsp salt
1tsp pineapple flavouring
1 egg, lightly beaten
60ml milk

*If you want to make it vegan, just swap out the milk for soya milk and the egg for one ripe mashed banana for a yummy vegan treat *

For the glaze:

green royal icing
yellow food colouring
680g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
2tbs water
1/2tsp pineapple flavouring


Preheat your oven to 220°c and spray your doughnut pans with vegetable cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, sift your flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt, then mix in your flavouring, egg and milk. Mix until your ingredients are just combined and spoon into your doughnut pan, filling each cavity 2/3 of the way to the top.

Bake for 7-10 minutes or until the tops of the doughnuts are golden and spring back when touched. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing them to cool further on a wire rack.

While your doughnuts are cooling. you can make the tops of your pineapples! To do this, take your green royal icing and roll it out on a surface you've lightly dusted with icing sugar - don't forget to also dust your rolling pin! You'll want the icing to be about 3mm thick. It's up to you if you want to get creative or use a stencil to cut out your tops, just don't forget to leave a rectangle at the bottom slide under your doughnut to keep it in place. Once you've cut enough out for all of your pineapples, leave them to one side to set a little. 

Once your doughnuts have cooled, mix up your glaze. Mix together your icing sugar, water, pineapple flavouring and yellow food colouring until you get a smooth glaze. 

Use a spoon to drizzle your glaze over your doughnuts and let them set.

Use a blob of glaze to attach your pineapple tops to the underside of the doughnut.

If you want to add the extra details like I did, you'll need to make yet more glaze but add less water (add a little, mix it, then check it) I used an icing bag to then pipe on the pineapple pattern.

That's it! It really is so simple but they're such a special treat, you're sure to impress, plus they taste pretty darn good too!

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