Doffins are pretty new to me. Maybe they're a whole new thing. I feel like people try to make hybrids of foods a lot. Some, such as the cronut, are absolutely glorious. Doffins? I don't think they're on the same level as a cronut, but they're interesting at the very least. They're a cross between a donut and a muffin, hence doffin. I found my inspiration from Anna Saccone Joly (her baking videos always inspire me, along with How To Cake It which you NEED to check out right now).
They don't taste much like donuts to me. The concept is that they're healthier than donuts because you avoid the deep frying, I think. I've heard of people having them for breakfast (probably minus all of the sugar) so you could give that a go. They're quite light and less sweet than a normal muffin. They're hard to describe but they're really easy to make, so I think they'd be great to make with kids or if you don't want to spend a long time baking.
The recipe is from Asda but I've edited certain parts to my taste (i.e. to somehow add chocolate). So the fillings aren't NEEDED and you could pick anything you want basically. I tried a few versions.
You will need:
For the doffins:
10g unsalted butter
How To Make Them:
So basically I customised the fillings and coatings because chocolate is life. I tried chocolate, chocolate and fudge, raspberry, and plain. The chocolate was, of course, my favourite. I wanted to try a chocolate ganache filling, which I think would be really nice, but I didn't have any cream and was too lazy to go to the store (story of my life). You can find recipes for ganache online but it's basically heating up cream and pouring it over an equal amount of chopped up chocolate, then covering until almost melted, mixing until melting, and either using it as it is, or leaving it overnight at room temperature to thicken & then whipping.
Be aware that with the chocolate coating, the chocolate melts a little if the butter is too hot, so let it cool a little and be aware that they'll be more patchy than the sugar ones. Not that my sugar ones aren't patchy.