Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Baked Chocolate Donuts

I got a couple Wilton donut pans for Mother's day - which is a perfect mother's day gift for me. I love cooking/baking gadgets and these pans make donut making so easy! My children especially loved having these perfectly chocolaty donuts for our Family Home Evening treat earlier this week. Oh and the icing is to die for on these. SO yummy! I am excited to try lots of different baked donut recipes. There are so many on Pinterest, which is where I got this one.

Baked Chocolate Donuts

2 cups flour (plus 2 tablespoons for high altitude)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder (I used dutch processes cocoa powder)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk (plus 2 tablespoons for high altitude, which equals 1 cup total)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons melted butter

1 tablespoon heavy cream (maybe more)
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons corn syrup
1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

For Donuts:
Preheat oven to 325 degree and spray donut pans with cooking spray (so important!).

In the bowl of an electric mixer combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk until ingredients are evenly distributed. Add milk, eggs, vanilla, and melted butter. Mix for a minute or two, scrapping down sides, until a smooth batter forms. Fill each donut cup about 3/4 full. (I put the batter into a gallon size ziplock bag and snipped the corner to fill the pans evenly. The batter should fill at least 12 donut cups. Bake at 325 for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool in pans for a few minutes, then turn donuts out onto a wire rack to cool.

For Icing:
While donuts cool you can make the icing. In a small saucepan combine cream, milk, butter, vanilla, and corn syrup. Heat over medium low heat until butter is completely melted. Turn heat to low and add chocolate chips. Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is glossy. Remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar. If icing is too stiff add a little heavy cream (a tablespoon or so). Dip each donut into the icing, top with sprinkles if desired, and allow chocolate to set for about 10 minutes - if you can wait that long! 

1 comment:

Linda said...

I tried them too, and they are yummy! I love my donut pan, too!