If you want to achieve “Rock Star” status with your kids, spouse, friends, relatives, well just about with anybody…bake them some of these incredibly delicious chocolate donuts with chocolate glaze.
Let me start off by saying that this was the first time I made donuts. And it couldn’t be easier. You don’t even need a mixer; just whisk the ingredients by hand. Put the batter into a ziplock bag, snip an end off and fill the donut pan 3/4’s full and 8-10 minutes later you have *perfect* chocolate donuts.
I bought my non-stick donut pan on Amazon for less than $10. And the recipe below is an adaptation from a baked chocolate donut recipe in the cookbook “Mini Donuts” from Jessica Segarra that I ran across while visiting our local library last week.
Homemade Chocolate Cake Donuts, makes approximately 10
- 1 2/3 cups flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 large or extra large egg
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease donut pan(s). (If, like me, you have only 1 pan, you will need to use it twice for this recipe.)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and sugar. Then add oil, buttermilk, and vanilla extract; blend well.
- To the mixture now add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Mix until well combined with no lumps.
- Spoon batter into a ziplock bag. Seal bag and clip off one corner. Fill each donut well 3/4 full. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean. Transfer pan to wire rack and let cool before removing donuts. Then repeat with remaining batter.
Chocolate Glaze for Donuts
- 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 2 Tbsp. whole milk
- 1 Tbsp. light corn syrup
- 2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
- 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
Place wax paper under a wire rack to collect any drippings for an easy cleanup. Then, in a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add milk, corn syrup, and chopped chocolate, stirring slowly to allow chocolate to melt completely.
Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar. Immediately dip the top of each donut into the icing and transfer to a wire rack. Let icing set for at least 20 minutes, then serve. Leftover donuts can be frozen (if you have any:).