Cinnamoroll Donuts

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Vegan Cinnamoroll Donuts

♫ Listening to: Somebody That by Elliott Smith ♫

This recipe makes 6 donut-shaped cakes.

Cinnamoroll Donuts Ingredients

  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • ¾ cup organic or raw sugar*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg replacer (I use Ener-G)
  • 5 oz almond milk (or sub any non-dairy milk)
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil (or sub any vegetable oil)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cinnamoroll Donuts Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Whisk the dry ingredients together (the first 6 ingredients).

Whisk the wet ingredients together (the last 4 ingredients).

Lightly oil all the cubbies in one of your donut pans (the pans are nonstick, but you just want to help the donuts come out of the pan as easily as possible).

Combine the wet ingredients with the dry, but only until you don’t see any visible flour (don’t overmix).

Spoon the batter into all the cubbies of a donut pan. If you don’t have a donut pan, you could always use my vanilla Pompompurin cake recipe and just cut out cinnamoroll instead of Pompompurin. You don’t need any special baking pans to make it.

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes (or for 12 minutes if they’re mini donuts).

Cool for 15 minutes before carefully removing from pan with a silicone spatula .

Vegan Cinnamon Donuts

White Chocolate Coating Ingredients

  • 4 oz cacao butter
  • 1-2 cups organic powdered sugar (only use as much as you need to achieve a piping consistency)*

White Chocolate Coating Directions

Melt the cacao butter in a small saucepan on low heat.

Remove the pan from heat once it’s a liquid.

Whisk in sifted powdered sugar a quarter cup at a time.

Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a Wilton small round tip 1 once the white chocolate is thick enough to pipe.

Draw at least 12 ears on a parchment paper covered cutting board with piping bag. I usually draw a few more than I will need in case some break.

Drawing with vegan white chocolate

Transfer the ears to the freezer to harden. Remove them only when they have become stiff (see picture below).

Vegan white chocolate Cinnamoroll ears

Pipe the remaining white chocolate onto the tops of the donuts and let sit.

Iced Vegan Cinnamon Donuts

Cinnamoroll Facial Features Ingredients

  • light blue decorating icing (or you can make your own blue buttercream frosting like I did)
  • pink edible glitter or cake sparkles

Cinnamoroll Facial Features Directions

Draw the eyes and mouth with blue icing on all 6 donuts.

Vegan Cinnamoroll donut

Add cheeks by dabbing edible glitter or cake sparkles on with your finger. You can also use pink decorating icing or pink sprinkles for the cheeks, but I used wilton pink cake sparkles .

Vegan Cinnamoroll Donuts

Cut slits into each side of the donuts where you want to insert the ears.

Remove the ears from the freezer. You have to work quickly on this step in order to keep the ears from melting. If they start to melt, I suggest returning them to the freezer for a minute or 2 in between donuts.

Vegan Sanrio Cinnamoroll donut

Sanrio Cinnamoroll donut

Vegan Sanrio Cinnamoroll donut with white chocolate coating


* I use mostly organic ingredients when I cook. I realize that not everyone has the disposable income to buy only organic ingredients. So, I only specify organic on the ingredients that matter: when buying the organic (or non-GMO) version is the only way to ensure that an item is vegan.

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