Mini Baked Samoa Doughnuts!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 14 ounces (1 package) wrapped caramels
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
  • 2 cups chocolate, melted

Instructions

  1. Sift together cake flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Stir in vanilla, egg, buttermilk, and melted butter until just mixed (do not overmix).
  3. Bake at 425 degrees for 4-5 minutes (watch carefully to not overbake).
  4. Let sit to cool before popping out.
  5. Unwrap caramels and place in microwave-safe bowl with milk and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Microwave at 25-second intervals, stirring in between until fully melted.
  6. Carefully dip doughnuts into caramel and set on parchment paper. Top quickly with toasted coconut.
  7. Drizzle chocolate over doughnuts.
  8. Let cool and serve!
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