The donut dilemma 🍩


We’ve all been there. Nice lazy morning in bed, PJ’s still on whilst scrolling through social media. At least this is what I was doing last Thursday morning when I came across a photo of the most amazing doughnuts I have ever seen. Marbled white chocolate donuts they were called – I know they sound good right?

Feeling inspired and spurred on by the recent success of my pupcake I decided to give it a go. I mean what could go wrong?

A lot.

A lot could go wrong.

Now I’m not gonna lie. I could sit here and say everything went perfectly. They took a few minutes to whip up and everybody really enjoyed them. But I want this blog to be as honest as it can be and I assure you that this was not the case.

So where were we? Oh yeah feeling inspired and all that jazz. After a quick phone call to my brother (aka the baker in the family) I quickly gathered what we needed and headed over there.

Now at first everything was going great. We measured out all our ingredients and followed the recipe which I’ll link below. We added everything correctly at the correct time and were about to pop them in the oven, grinning like kids proud of our   accomplishment when I noticed a lone bowl on the kitchen size.

We’d forgot to add the butter πŸ™ˆ

Now I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced what its like trying to add the butter to a doughy mixture but it looks like dog sick. A doughy pile of dog sick. I mean just see for yourself:


Not wanting to waste food we salvaged what we could and popped them in the oven for the designated time. Sure enough the timer bleeped and I peeked in the oven to see this 😱


Confused as to why on earth our donuts had turned into giant muffins it turned out that not only had we forgot the butter but we had both been following different recipes! Meaning that we had added different ingredients from another recipe to create this monstrous mixture! (The only extras we worked out where salt & yeast which explains the size.)

Slightly apprehensive we gave them the benefit of the doubt hoping our mucky mixture would turn out to be one of those amazing food creations you see all over YouTube (Yes I’m looking at you hellthy Junk Food) but sadly it wasn’t meant to be. They were absolutely disgusting and tasted like a salty bread. With no way to redeem them, we said our goodbyes and with a heavy heart threw them in the bin. But is that the end of the story? Oh no. Determined not to let the last three hours be a waste we tried again only this time they worked!

If you’re interested in making these donuts see the recipe below. Recipe is inspired by Kawaii Sweet World Marble Donuts.



2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1ΒΎ cups flour
1ΒΌ cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Β½ teaspoon salt
Β½ cup chocolate chips
ΒΎ cup milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup melted butter
1 bar of chocolate for topping ( I used white)
food colouring


1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2. Whisk cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips together.

3. Mix the milk, eggs, vanilla extract together and pour into dry ingredients then add in butter. Stir until you gave a batter like consistency.

4. Transfer mixture to donut tray ( if you have one) or a greased muffin tray.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.

5. Let donuts cool completely, then gently remove donuts from mould. If like me you used a normal muffin tray carefully cut a make shift hole in centre of each donut once cooled.

6. Melt chocolate for topping in microwave at until fully melted. Dab food colouring on top, then use a toothpick to create your marble design.

7. Finally dip cooled donut in chocolate mixture and let set.


Now just to prove we actually did try again here’s a photo of our second batch. Which I have to say, for four hours and two attempts later don’t look too bad but they tasted even better! Hooray πŸ˜€


So what do you guys think?  I mean I’m no Gordon Ramsey but I think we did okay in the end! Let me know if you guys make these. I’d love to see photos of the finished result by someone whose actually good at cooking!

Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time,
Abby -x-












And then it all went wrong.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Gotta love a good baking session. I just can’t deal with oven heat in this summer weather. But I can’t wait to get back to baking soon. xx

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    1. Me too. Despite the few mishaps really enjoy iylt. I hope you have a bit more success than me 😊 thank you x

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  2. gingersnapps says:

    Oh I love the look of these! I love to bake so I’ve definitely pinched this recipe from you, thanks so much for sharing this and at least the second batch came out well! πŸ™‚ X

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    1. Your welcome, i hope yours dont take as long as mine πŸ˜‚ and thanks x

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  3. They look so good! I have been banned from baking until fall at my house, and even then I have to promise to take the treats I make to work so that my coworkers and not my family eat them! I might have to try to make donuts now!

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    1. Thank you and you should make then super easy to do (if you do it right i mean haha)

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