May 24, 2019

Baked Chocolate Donuts

I decided to make donuts for my birthday weekend, using this baked recipe from a Cozy Kitchen. These are decadent, full of chocolate and so rich they beg for a glass of milk to get the chocolate off the roof of your mouth. They are best eaten with a fork since they tend to crumble.

Pretty much, if it's your birthday and you want cake for breakfast, these fit the bill.

Baked Chocolate Donuts
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. flour
3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
3 oz. chocolate chips
1/2 tsp. liquid cocoa extract or instant espresso powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. milk

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray, and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Then add the chocolate chips, melt and mix until smooth. Turn off the heat, and add cocoa extract or espresso powder, sugar and egg yolk. Lastly, whisk in the buttermilk and vanilla.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and stir just until mixed. Fill each donut hole to the top, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until firm to the touch. Cool for two minutes, and then carefully transfer to a cooling rack.

To make the glaze, combine all the ingredients, whisking until smooth. Add more milk as needed to get desired consistency. Either dip the donuts or use a spoon to pour on the glaze. Top with sprinkles, grab a fork and get messy! Makes 6 donuts. 

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