I decided to make chocolate doughnut muffins this weekend and I cannot stop thinking about how perfect they would be for an American themed party. After browsing the web for American themed parties I am blown away by the creativity and imagination by party organisers across the globe. It would appear many other people have had similar ideas and have thrown the most incredible parties and weddings under this theme, some of which are handpicked below.
The blues, bright reds and hints of white are the perfect colours for the American theme and are all used in the most effective way possible. The bunting, bakers twine and retro labels, all featured on the Hostess with the Mostess blog add so much to the overall party theme and just look simply perfect. If you are regular reader, you would have already seen my movie party popcorn pops recipe shown above, but I thought they were very appropriate to this post too!
With much excitement, let me share the delectable doughnut muffin recipe with you, pictured above. I think these doughnut muffins would be the perfect addition to any American themed party dessert table.
Chocolate Doughnut Muffin Recipe
125ml Milk (I used skimmed)
85ml Vegetable Oil
1 Large Egg
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
200g Self Raising Flour
100g Caster Sugar
12 small squares of Dark Belgian Cooking Chocolate
100g Unsalted Butter
150g Granulated Sugar
Preheat the oven to 190c (375F, gas mark 5), and oil a muffin tin. You will need a reasonable amount of oil as this will prevent the muffins from sticking to the tin.
Beat together the oil, milk, vanilla extract and egg. Fold this into the flour and caster sugar mixture. This must be done gently to achieve soft muffins and any lumps can be ignored.
Melt the chocolate in a microwavable bowl or in a pan over the hob.
Place a spoonful of the doughnut mixture into each cup, followed by a spoonful of melted chocolate and then another spoonful of the doughnut mixture.
Place in the oven for 20 minutes.
Melt the butter and place the granulated sugar on a large plate.
Turn the muffins out of the tin and dip each entire muffin into the butter followed by a good roll in the granulated sugar.
Leave to cool and enjoy!
The muffins will be fairly greasy from the butter, so you can place them in muffin or large cupcake cases. Not only does it make them prettier, it may save a lot of sticky fingers.
I would love to hear from you if I have inspired you to make them or you are thinking of hosting an American inspired party or wedding!