Star Wars Galaxy Donuts
I’m hosting a Star Wars Recipe challenge for Food ‘n Flix Club and Fandom Foodies this month. Check out the information and join if you like! I really enjoy the entire Star Wars universe and am excited about the new Star Wars Galaxy Edge opening at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Now is the perfect time to have some fun with Star Wars. I saw pictures of these new donuts offered at White Water snacks at the Grand Californian Hotel at the Disneyland resort and just knew I had to recreate them. Here is my take on the Star Wars Galaxy Donuts.
The Star Wars donuts are vanilla cake donuts with a berry glaze swirled to look like the galaxy. I added edible glitter and silver stars and a white chocolate R2-D2 or X-wing Starfighter. The version at the parks also had chocolate rocks, but those were not readily available near me and I thought it might be a lot going on with the donut. We loved the taste of these and didn’t miss the candy rocks at all.
Star Wars Galaxy Donuts Recipe
Making donuts at home is actually really fun. I do recommend having at least two donut pans or it takes a while to move through all the batter. I only had one but I will getting more as we really enjoyed these and plan to make many other donut variations at home moving forward.
The batter mixes up really quickly. We found that piping the batter into the pans was a bit cleaner and easier than spooning but either approach will work. Fill the pans until close to the top, about 1/4 inch short of the top. The vanilla and mild nutmeg flavor it super yummy. The glaze for this recipe uses blueberry juice and raspberry extract but you could easily make this with other flavors or milk and vanilla for a traditional vanilla glaze.
The decorations are the most fun. I just loved how these looked with the swirled glaze, the glitter, stars and Star Wars shaped candies. They tasted fantastic! I can’t wait to have them again.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp. blueberry juice
- 1/2 tsp. raspberry extract
- blue gel food color
- purple edible glitter
- edible silver star glitter
White chocolate decoration
- white chocolate
Beat together the butter, oil and sugars in a medium sized bowl until smooth. Add the eggs and beat until combined. Add the baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and vanilla and stir until combined again.
Last, alternate adding the flour and milk to the batter. Start with flour and end with flour. Make sure the batter is completely combined.
Spoon or pipe the batter into the prepared donut pans. Fill each donut until it's about 1/4 inch from the top of the rim.
Bake the donuts for 10 minutes. Remove the pans from the oven and cool about five minutes before turning them out onto cooling racks.
White Chocolate Decoration
Melt the white chocolate very slowly in the microwave oven. Start with 30 seconds at 50% power. Stir the chocolate, then if needed melt for another 10 to 15 seconds at 50% power. Repeat until the chocolate is melted.
Spoon or pipe the melted chocolate into the candy molds.
Allow the chocolate to harden. You can place the molds in the refrigerator if desired.
When the chocolate is firm, carefully pop the candy out of the molds. Be careful not to leave a foot or wing behind.
Combine the powdered sugar and blueberry juice together in a small, shallow bowl and stir until smooth. Drop one drop of blue food color into the icing and swirl gently with a toothpick. Do not over mix; you want streaks of color to appear.
Dip the tops of each donut into the glaze. You want want to twist the donut to add to the galaxy effect. Sprinkle with edible glitter, silver stars and top each donut with one white chocolate R2D2 or Xwing Fighter.
Donut recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour.
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