Thursday, February 2, 2012

Baked Chocolate Donuts

I love traditional fried donuts as much as the next guy but sometimes it is nice to get that donut taste without all the extra work that comes from fying. These were a delicious breakfast treat and we will be making them again!

Baked Chocolate Donuts
Recipe from Sea Salt with Food

Baked Chocolate Cake Doughnuts


130 g (About 1 cup) All Purpose Flour

2 Tbsp Natural Cocoa Powder

1 tsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp Baking Soda

75 g Sugar

½ tsp Freshly Ground Nutmeg

½ tsp Sea Salt

2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter 

¼ Cup Buttermilk

¼ Cup Yogurt

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Large Egg


Lightly grease a doughnut (or muffin) tin and preheat the oven to 350˚F.

Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda, and then whisk in the sugar, nutmeg and salt.

Add the butter, and using your fingers, rub it into the dry ingredients until it becomes coarse crumbs.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, yogurt, vanilla and egg. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Do not overmix, or your doughnuts may be a bit rubbery.

Fill each cup 1/2 to 3/4 full with a piping bag. It’s important not to overfill, or as the doughnuts rise, you’ll lose the hole.

Bake for 6 to 10 minutes (depending on the size of your doughnut pan), until the doughnuts spring back when touched. Let cool slightly on a wire rack before glazing. If coating in powdered sugar, let them cool even a bit more.

Makes about 15 mini doughnuts.

Chocolate Glaze/Dip (Recipe adapted from Baked Explorations)
4 oz Good Quality Dark Chocolate, coarsely chopped
½ Cup Heavy Cream
2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
Sprinkles to decorate

Place the chopped chocolate in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan, heat the cream until it is just about to boil. Pour the cream over the chocolate and wait 1 minute. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in the butter. Keep mixture warm.


Flourchild said...

Yum..baked donuts..I love it! I was looking at all of the food you hav baked over the years and man do you have a lot!! You inspire me!!

Eliana said...

These look delicious Cristine. I could enjoy them for breakfast or any time of day for that matter.

RebekahRose said...

Oh yum!! I just got a donut pan for baking and haven't had the chance to "break it in" yet!! :)

Pamela said...

I so very much want to bake these!! Look perfect.

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