3.01.2014

chocolate donuts!


Did you know that I'm running for Mom of the Year?  It's super competitive so I made chocolate donuts and offered them to Anderson for dinner the other night.  I think I won.

Just kidding of course- about the competition- not about the fact that I had a hankering to make these around 4:00 which means by the time they were done it was dinner time.  He had to eat scrambled eggs first (which he scarfed down) and then he had his donut.  Ah, sweet chocolate glazed donut.


Ever since Joy the Baker posted this recipe I had been wanting to make them.  We didn't have a donut pan though so I splurged a whole $7 and got one from Amazon.  I now want another donut pan.  Benjamin told me we mine as well have made cupcakes and that donuts need to be fried but I disagree.  Anderson loves donuts and these were the perfect cake-like donuts that were sweet but not too much so that they couldn't be eaten before noon.  I like the way you think, Joy.


I'd most definitely make these again - maybe even for a birthday party, stacked high on cake plates.  They're the perfect thing and loved by kids and adults alike.  Anderson I'm sure won't be sad if we make them again soon.



Recipe thanks to Joy the Baker

Ingredients You'll Need:
  • 1 donut pan
For the Donuts!
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or make your own buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted until just browned
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
For the Glaze
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla 
  • sprinkles
  1. Preheat your oven to 325 and prepare your donut pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a bowl whisk the flour, cocoa powder, soda, salt, and brown sugar.
  3. In another bowl which the buttermilk, egg, butter, and vanilla.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients then pour the batter into the donut pan and bake for 11-13 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool.  While cooling completely make the glaze by mixing the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla, then 3 tablespoons of milk, adding another tablespoon of milk if you need it.  
  6. Dip the cooled donuts then sprinkle them, allow to cool so the glaze hardens some, and enjoy!


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