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Move Over Cupcake!

June 21, 2011

Did you know that Donuts are the new cupcake? 

It’s true.

  I read it on the internet.

Donut recipes are popping up everywhere…

  baked, fried, risen and in cake form.  Made from scratch and some even made from cake mixes and  topped with everything from real fruit to bacon!

So move over cupcakes, donuts are making a comeback!

I’ve created some pretty good raised (fried) donuts in the past but wanted to try my hand at baking some so I went on a search for a donut pan and got to work!

(you can find a recipe for a cake mix donut at Cookies and Cups)

Chocolate Cake Doughnuts   recipe from Hoosier homemade and adapted from Kitchen Trial and Error (makes 6 donuts)

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray donut pan with non stick spray or grease with shortening.

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

Add butter and using your fingers, or a mixer combine the ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse sand.

In another bowl, mix together the buttermilk, sour cream, vanilla and egg.

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients folding together until just combined.

Fill the donut pan using a ziplock bag or piping bag.  You shouldn’t fill them more than halfway full.

Bake for 8-10 minutes or until donuts spring back when gently touched.   Remove pan from the oven and gently rap it on the countertop to help loosen the donuts.  Cool for 5 minutes before inverting pan to remove donuts.

You can glaze donuts with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1-2 tsp of milk by mixing them together and then dipping cooled donuts and drying on a wire rack OR

warm a few tbsp of heavy cream and pour over chopped chocolate to create a smooth ganache.  Dip donuts in chocolate and then in real chocolate sprinkles (purchased mine at the dutch shop) and let dry.



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