A couple of months ago this year I started my own donut company, 13 Donuts Bakery. I had a vision, and no I don’t mean the donuts, but I had a vision to create a product people loved, but to make it with wholesome ingredients. And something dessert like.
I have always loved making desserts. I was the girl that always brought the birthday cake, Christmas cookies or Easter chocolates. I have always had a passion for it. Throughout my health and wellness journey my baking journey also adapted.
I had always learned from a business stance, create a product that your community or audience have a need for. After living in Savannah for a few months, I finally figured it out, they were missing donuts. Yes they have a Krispy Kreme, but sometimes you just want something homemade, instead of something massed produced.
So donuts it was! At first I just focused on making a dang good donut. And I achieved it. But it still didn’t feel right. It didn’t satisfy what I was all about.
One day I was sitting and talking to a friend at a coffee shop, and that is when it hit me… why not make donuts with the best ingredients out there. Toppings with fresh ingredients.
And the experimenting began. I began making gluten free donuts with banana, pumpkin and sweet potato bases.
But one thing still drove me nuts. The icing. Making icing with whole ingredients is near impossible.
After many recipe creations and recipe fails, I finally found a solution. Putting nutritional values in the icing itself.
And the acai icing was born. This icing is great on donuts, cake, cupcakes, even homemade poptarts.
It contains two ingredients, acai and powdered sugar. Keep and easy, with minimal ingredients. And nothing is better than the taste of acai on your baked good!
This icing pairs great with my Espresso Banana Donuts.