Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

They are actually muffins that taste just like cinnamon topped cake donuts. This is a very easy recipe that even children can make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine first four ingredients.Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine oil,egg,sugar and milk.
  3. Pour milk mixture into center of the well.
  4. Mix with a spoon just until moistened.
  5. Spoon batter into greased muffin pan, filling half way.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.
  7. For topping, mix 1/2 cup sugar with the cinnamon.
  8. Dip tops of muffins in the melted butter, than in the cinnamon topping.
  9. Cool on a rack or serve warm.


Most Helpful

These are great donutty muffins. I didn't have nutmeg on hand so I used Chinese Five Spice Powder, and instead of vegetable oil I used olive oil. They came out great, slightly sweet and spiced muffins that to me taste like exotic donuts. I used a quarter the butter, and instead of dipping them I spooned on the butter, which worked just as well. Next time, and considering how easy they are to make there will be a next time, I will make double the batter and fill all twelve muffin cups a little fuller. This time I managed to eek out ten but they seem small to me, not mini just small. My new favorite muffin recipe, but I might try adding a little vanilla next time as well.

MowseConspiracy July 09, 2016

Just okay for us - didn't take like a cake donut as other reviewers experienced.

TSpoon in UT August 09, 2010

My family loves these! I fill the muffin tins fuller than what the recipe recommends, so I only get eight instead of twelve muffins. Consequently, I only use half the melted butter and cinnamon sugar called for.

tednjoc July 18, 2010

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