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Kitty Cat Doughnuts

Kitty Cat Doughnuts

Kitty Cat Doughnuts - moist baked doughnuts covered with candy melts that look like... kittens.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 10
Author Manuela Zangara


  • 150 gms – 5 oz. flour
  • 110 gms – 4 oz. caster sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 120 ml – ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 20 almonds
  • Candy melts Vanilla and Peanut butter – ½ bag each
  • Pink fondant


  1. Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. In a jug, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, oil and milk until combined.
  3. Then stir the wet ingredients into the dry mixture.
  4. My tin is non-stick, but if yours isn't, grease the holes with butter and coat them with a little flour. You can spoon or pipe (but I like to use a measuring jug) the batter into each hole until just over 3/4 full.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 160°C – 325°F for 9 minutes.
  6. As soon as possible (but without getting burnt!), ease the doughnuts out of the pan with your fingers. Don't wait too long, because the cooler they get the more likely they are to stick to the pan.
  7. Set the doughnuts aside to cool completely.
  8. Melt your candy melts into 2 deep small dishes. Follow the instructions on the melts to do so.
  9. Dip the almond into the candy melts and press into the doughnuts, for the ears. Let the melts harden.
  10. Once the almonds are secure, dip the doughnuts into the candy melt, then turn back over and let it sit on baking paper until the coating is dry.  Just make sure your bowl is deep enough to easily dip the donuts with the almonds sticking out of them.
  11. Once they are completely dry, you can use the other coloured candy melt (with a piping bag) to draw the faces on your cats. I also used pink fondant for the ears and noses.