Shamrock Sugared Donuts

Not just for lucky Irishmen, these sweet little donuts are the perfect thing to celebrate St Paddy’s day or school fetes any time of year!



  1. 80g butter, melted
  2. 175g caster sugar
  3. 260g plain flour
  4. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 2 tsp Queen Organic Vanilla Bean Paste
  7. 1 egg
  8. 185mL milk
  9. 1 tsp Queen Green Gel Colour
  1. 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  2. 2 tbsp boiling water
  3. Green Coloured Sugar


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180C. Prepare a mini donut pan by greasing and lightly dusting with flour.

  2. Step 2

    Combine all ingredients and mix until just combined.

  3. Step 3

    Spoon mixture into doughnut pan, filling each well 3/4 full.

  4. Step 4

    Bake for 8-10 minutes, until cake springs back when pressed lightly. Remove from oven and gently turn onto a cooling rack. Repeat with any remaining mixture. Allow to cool completely before icing.

  5. Step 5

    To prepare icing, mix water and sugar to a thick paste. One at a time, pip donuts in icing, and quickly decorate with green shamrock sugar.

Find the recipe for coloured sugar here.