Oh? You don’t want to fill out thank you cards for everyone that gave you a birthday present? Well, what if I was to make chocolate donuts?
Yes, my secret is out. Chocolate is a wondrous bribery tool. True Story.
Baked donuts make so much sense to me. A cake batter shaped into a donut. Brilliant.
We start with flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt whisked together to aerate and fluff.
A second bowl contains the sugar, of the dark brown variety.
Just look at that egg.
Did I mention it’s snowing? Not even two weeks into November and it is snowing.
Back to the donuts…
After your donut pan is greased, spoon the batter in until it’s about 2/3 full.
While your donuts are baking, you can decide what kind of icing you want. I used Joy the Baker’s recipe for chocolate icing.
Sprinkles are my new favorite accessory.
Baked Chocolate Donuts
recipe adapted from shutterbean
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325F.
Whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together. In a separate bowl, combine milk, sugar, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract. Pour flour mixture into milk mixture and mix until incorporated.
Grease donut pan and fill 2/3 full. Bake for 13 minutes.
Let cool for a minute in pan and then turn out onto a wire rack.
Dip into your choice of icing and sprinkle with rainbow jimmies :)
Makes 9 donuts.