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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Jam Doughnut Muffins

Yesterday I was up early in the morning and was gearing up to make a steamed nyonya kuih.  I spend in front of the stove for more than an hour steaming the kuih layer by layer....and in the end...the kuih was a disaster!!  Thought I could have a beautiful kuih lapis to share with you.  So tired in the end....

Anyway, I made something more easier today.  This muffin can be ready in just less than an hour.

Jam-Doughnut Muffins

125ml milk
85ml corn oil or vegetable oil, plus more for greasing
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
200gm self-raising flour
60gm caster sugar
12 teaspoons strawberry jam (or any of your favourite jam)

scant 1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a 6-hole muffin pan.

With a fork or hand whisk, beat together the milk, oil, egg and vanilla extract. Stir this into the flour and 60gm sugar to just combine. (It doesn’t matter there are lumps as if you overbeat the batter, the muffins will be hard and tough.)

Spoon the mixture into each muffin mould so that its just under a third full. Then with a teaspoon add a dollop of strawberry jam - about the size of a fat lima bean- then top with more muffin mix so that the cases are just about full.

Put them in a preheated oven and cook for about 20 minutes or until the tops feel springy and resistant and the muffins have puffed up into little toadstools.

For the coating :  Melt the butter. Combine the extra sugar and the cinnamon in a large bowl. When the muffins are cool enough to handle, brush each muffin with the melted butter, then roll in the cinnamon sugar. Serve while still a little warm.

                            I did not make the melted butter and coat with the sugar to my muffins 
                            instead I just lightly dust with icing sugar.  It is as good eating it as it is.


                             This jam doughnut muffin is best eaten when it is still warm.
                             You can always warm up the muffin in your microwave if you have
                              left over.

  I am linking this post to the Bake Along event created by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours,  Lena of Frozen Wings and Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids



  1. Mel, I'm here to grab one of your lovely jam doughnuts for my tea break ^-^!

  2. Poor Mel! I know the feeling of wasting 1 hr to make something not as good as what we expected... same same here.

    Don't be sad... Eat more of these jam muffins and you will be happy :D


  3. Hi Mel,
    I am sorry your kuih nyonya didn't turn out what you excepted.
    No worries, your mini jam doughnut turn out well. Let's enjoy this over a cup of warm tea ;)

  4. Hi Mel,
    sorry to hear about your kuih did not turn out well. I do not like steaming (very leceh!!), and thus seldom make kuih!
    Glad to know that these doughnut muffins have made your day better! Looks wonderful!
    Thanks for baking along with us!

  5. These muffins look good. Will suffice for my breakfast and tea!

  6. i was desperately in need of something sweet just now. but i missed your recipe by a whisker and made bread and butter pudding instead. this would've been an easy bake for tea, using just 1 egg! oh well, guess i'll have to settle with looking at your yummy treats ^^

  7. Hi Mel, my first time visiting your blog. I think I will give cinnamon sugar a try too! :D

  8. Mel, these jam doughnut muffins must be delicious! I must try them too :)

  9. hi mel, i know the challenges of making kuih lapis..and various kuihs. Hopefully the next batch will be good. Thanks for taking your time to bake these doughnut muffins with us, i like them!

  10. Hi Mel, your muffins looks yummy, I love the fact that there is jam inside!

  11. Hi Mel, After seeing yours and Lena beautiful doughnut muffins, I'm going to try it out too!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  12. these r so english looking.. u know like the english high tea setting. classy bakes and pics mel mel

  13. Without sugar, these looks nice too!

  14. Hi Mel, I saw many bloggers bake this recently! Look so great and yummy!

  15. Must be yummy with the jam in the middle! I bought donut cutters but have been so lazy to fry donuts. These baked ones are much easier!