Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Doughnut Cakes

Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Doughnut Cakes

I made these Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Doughnut Cakes a few weeks ago and I’ve been dying to make another batch ever since! Coincidentally, I happened to bake these on National Doughnut Day. Who knew there was such a day?

I also have to admit I miss normal cinnamon doughnuts. We used to get them fresh and hot from the bakery when I was little.So I now have motivation to try making a batch of gluten free cinnamon doughnuts. If  you have a recipe for them please send it my way?!

A special thanks to the queen website once again for the original recipe. I halved it and modified it to be gluten free.

Thanks for reading, hope you’re all having a great week!


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Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Doughnut Cakes
Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Doughnut Cakes
Servings: 16 mini cakes
Mini Cinnamon Doughnut Cakes
  • 130 g gluten free plain flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 40 g unsalted butter, melted
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • ½ egg, lightly beaten
  • 95 ml full cream milk
Cinnamon Coating
  • 60 g unsalted butter, melted
  • 80 g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
Mini Cinnamon Doughnut Cakes
  1. Preheat oven to 190°C  and grease a mini muffin tray.

  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, mix together vanilla, butter, sugar, egg and milk. Then combine the wet and dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.

  3. Fill 16 mini muffin holes with the mixture until they're level with the muffin tray (approximately 1 tablespoon) and bake for 10 minutes or until cooked through.

Cinnamon Coating
  1. Combine cinnamon and sugar in a cup or bowl. While muffins are still warm, brush tops with melted butter and then dust with the cinnamon mixture.

2 thoughts on “Gluten Free Mini Cinnamon Doughnut Cakes

  1. 5 stars
    HI, the recipe looks great, but I am not sure what kind of gluten free flour to use… Can you be please be more specific? Thanks!

    • Hi Mimi, thanks so much for your comment and question! To save time I use commercially available Gluten Free flours rather than making my own Gluten Free flour blend. I buy Gluten Free flours that typically contain a mixture of 2-3 types of flours e.g. rice, corn and potato flour. These types of gluten free flours make for better tasting and structurally superior product. The plain gluten free flour I used to make this recipe was Orgran’s All Purpose Plain Gluten Free Flour. Hope this helps and thanks for following my blog.

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