Baked Chocolate Donuts

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Baked Chocolate Donuts

Baked Chocolate Donuts

I am on a donut kick this week. Yesterday I wanted donuts for breakfast so I got out my Aunt Bill’s recipe who was our donut maker when I was growing up. It was always a special treat when she made them. I hadn’t made them in a long time and they were as good as I remembered. Today I decided to make another recipe I had in my recipe box for chocolate donuts only I decided to bake them instead of frying them. Tomorrow I am going to see how Aunt Bill’s turn out baked so check back and see.

These Baked Chocolate Donuts are so light and they are topped with a fudgy chocolate frosting and sprinkles. I also did a few donuts that I dipped in caramel and then topped them with the fudge frosting and chopped peanuts. They would also be good glazed.

Baked Chocolate Donuts

These are easy to make and don’t even require a mixer. I just used one of my batter bowls and a wire whisk and they were ready in no time at all. I used my small scoop and put 2 scoops in each of the cavities of the mini donut pan. They baked in 10 minutes.

Baked Chocolate Donuts
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Serves: 2 dozen minis
 
Tender, light baked chocolate donuts topped with a fudgy chocolate frosting and sprinkles.
Ingredients
  • For the Doughnuts:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • For the Chocolate Glaze:
  • 1¼ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • big pinch salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 2 mini donut pans with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and brown sugar in a batter bowl. Whisk together with a wire whisk until blended together.
  3. Add the buttermilk, butter, vanilla and beaten egg to a bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined. Add the flour mixture. Using the whisk, mix until the batter comes together.
  4. Use a small scoop and put 2 level scoops of batter in each cavity. Spread out with a spoon until even. It doesn't have to be perfect, the batter will level itself out as it bakes.
  5. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool.
  6. To make frosting add the cocoa, sugar, butter, salt and milk to a saucepan. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Bring to a boil that can't be stirred down and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Add the confectionary sugar and vanilla. Stir until no there aren't any lumps. If needed, add a little more milk or confectionary sugar if needed to reach desired consistency. Frost donuts and sprinkle with the sprinkles.

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