muffins with taste like donuts

Just made these muffins it is similar to the "muffins which taste like donuts" these make 24 if you use a small muffin tin and it uses butter not oil. It was delicious! Soft and fluffy inside and the outside has a cinnamon sugar coated crunch.

Dirt BombsYields: 12 muffins*

3 cups AP flour, minus 3 tablespoons1 tablespoon baking powder½ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon ground nutmeg¼ teaspoon ground cardamon¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter1 cup granulated sugar2 large eggs1 cup whole milk **

Topping *

¾ cups unsalted butter, melted½ cup granulated sugar1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400º F. Place the rack in the center position. Generously grease a 12-cup standard muffin pan.

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cardamon into a mixing bowl. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Scrape the bowl down half way through. Mix in the eggs. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk in two additions, mixing gently by hand to incorporate all the flour. The batter will be on the stiff side, but airy. Don’t over mix or beat the batter as this will make the muffins tough. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, without smoothing the tops. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. As soon as the muffins are cool enough to handle, turn them out onto a wire rack.

Add the melted butter to a bowl. In another bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon.Dip the muffins (top, sides and bottom) in the butter, using a pastry brush -if necessary- to cover areas not buttered by dipping. Immediately roll the muffins in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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