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Thursday, February 6, 2014

d is for doughnuts!

A friend of mine made these and posted this picture 
on Facebook. Seems her husband said they were
better than Dunkin Donuts...even
without the frosting!
I plan to make them this weekend.

Yield: 12

2/3 cup cocoa
 1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups lightly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 stick (8 tablespoons) melted butter

Chocolate icing
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons milk or half & half


To make the doughnuts:
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease the wells
 of two standard doughnut pans. In a large mixing bowl,
 whisk together the cocoa, flour, sugar, baking powder,
  baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips.

In a large measuring cup or medium-sized mixing bowl,
 whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and vinegar.
Add the wet ingredients, along with the melted butter
 to the dry ingredients, stirring until well combined.

Remove the batter to a zip-top plastic bag or piping bag,
 cut a hole in one corner, and pipe the batter into the
 doughnut molds, filling them between 3/4 and full.

Bake the doughnuts for 12 to 15 minutes,
 or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one
 comes out clean. Remove the doughnuts from the oven
 and let cool for 2 minutes.
Loosen their edges, turn the pan upside down over a rack,
 and gently let the doughnuts fall onto the rack.

To make the icing:
Combine the chocolate chips and milk in a
 microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup.
Heat until the milk is steaming and starting to bubble.
 Remove from the microwave, and stir until the chips
 have melted and the icing is smooth.
Dip the top of each doughnut in the icing;
 or spread icing on the doughnuts.

I don't have a doughnut pan nor does my friend.
She found this at Aldi...


  1. I don't have a doughnut pan...but I do have a mini-bundt pan. And now I have a recipe I just may have to try out. :)

  2. I love doughnuts!! These look good.

  3. These sound yummy! Let us know how they turned out as I don't have either type of pan but wouldn't mind buying a mini bundt cake pan (it could get double duty - cakes and donuts) if that works.

  4. They look and sound delicious!

  5. looks and sounds yummy!! thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  6. You inspired me and I ordered a pan. Do you have any more recipes for donuts besides the chocolate?

  7. JMD...not yet, but now that I have the pan, I will be looking for some. I will post what find! Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment!


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