Anytime I can get the taste of something fried without having to deal with a deep fryer I'm already bought in. So when my sister forwarded a recipe for a muffin that was supposed to taste exactly like a cake donut I was a very willing tester.
The recipe comes from the Downtown Bakery & Creamery in Healdsburg, CA and is one of their most popular muffins. After making them I can honestly say they taste exactly like cake donuts. The bakery's version is dipped in melted butter and then rolled in cinnamon and sugar. I decided to make mini size donuts and since three flavors are better than one I left some plain and also rolled some in powdered sugar...a trio of deliciousness!