Well, it’s been quite a week, indeed. That is why I have decided to indulge all us with these delicious Cardamom Cake Donuts. Because why not.
This recipe was originally published in February 2016. I have updated the pictures, but the text remains the same.
Actually, I was going to share one delicious recipe (Spoiler alert: Baked Beans) last Thursday. I wrote a post, I selected the pictures, and I didn’t go to the gym that evening to post it. Well, I didn’t go to the gym because I was lazy and so tired too, but that wasn’t the main reason.
I had the one last step – to upload the pictures.
Grrr. Stupid error. HTTP error.
I am not a tech-savvy guy, and I am not embarrassed about that. Because everyone should be doing whatever they are good at, right? I am good at using lavender then. Besides my tech abilities, I can easily get panicky if I face something new or just unpleasant. HTTP error does not sound that horrible, but every time I see any other error messages, my pulse dramatically increases.
I was not shocked though because I have had such an error quite a few times since last December. Remember, I am not a tech guy so I prefer to delegate fixing all this stuff to my hosting team. I mean, not only all these permissions and .htaccess are rocket science to me, it is literally dangerous to allow me to fix anything. I could easily fix it in an irrevocable manner. You don’t want to lose the Internet, do you?
Finally, yesterday, after few days of waiting, I was able to upload the pictures. On the other hand, once one issue seemed to have been resolved, I faced a new one. Truly horrendous. It is called white page of death, as I learned later (Once I was over my faint and writing another ticket). Indeed, when I was reading some articles about this error, I found out it was not that horrendous. But it is still this way for me, having used backup files only ones!
I was quite happy to find this morning the blog functioning fine.
For a while, though. Because 5 hours later a 505 error popped up!
Grrr! Grrr! Grrrr! It disappeared once I recovered from my another fainting.
Well, as I said, too many things have happened this week. Too many things to think over (for instance the possibility to migrate the blog to another hosting which petrifies me).
But this is later. Now we need something delicious and sweet. What about these Cardamom Cake Donuts?
Discloser: No donuts suffered or hurt while taking the pictures.
Delicious, moist, and soft Cake Donuts with a fantastic cardamom flavor.
- 2 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom, or to taste
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup milk, 1-2% fat
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- soften butter or cooking spray
- 1 cup powdered sugar or a bit more, as needed
- 1/2 teaspoon or more grounds cardamom
- 1-3 teaspoons milk/water
- Preheat the oven to 420 degrees F (215 degrees C).
- Butter holes of donut tins and set aside (you will need one form for 14 tins or two forms for 6 tins).
- In a large bowl, mix together first five ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, using a mixer or just a whisk, blend together the melted butter, sugar, oil, vanilla extract, for one minute.
- Add the milk.
- Stir the wet mixture in the dry ingredients and mix just to combine (don't overmix!).
- Spoon butter into donut wells, filling them about 1/4 inch from the rim.
- Bake in the preheated oven 7-8 minutes.
- Let the donuts cool in the tin for a couple of minutes then transfer them to a wire rack and completely cool.
- In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar, milk/water and cardamom until nice, thick and smooth. Add some more powdered sugar to reach the right consistency, if needed.
- Glaze the donuts and let the glaze set.