Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Chocolate Donuts


What kids don’t love donuts and chocolate ones at that? Last weekend I made wanted to try out a new donut recipe since I found some donut pans I had been wanting. The recipe made a bunch of donuts so I made a special deliver to all the neighbors that morning with donuts in hand. I think my neighbors love when a recipe makes too much because that means they get a taste. I love sharing! I really liked how simple these where to make. You could even make them in muffin pans if you don’t have a donut pan or even a sheet pan and make little square donuts. They aren’t overly sweet and come out really nice and fluffy. For the glaze I just melted down some chocolate chips then dipped the tops of the cakes in the chocolate and added sprinkles.


Chocolate Donuts
(Adapted from Donut Express)

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2 cups flour
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon shortening
1 ⅓ cups milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Apply a small amount of butter or vegetable oil to donut cups and slightly rub over the area with a piece of cloth or paper towel.


In a mixing bowl sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.


Mix in rest of the ingredients carefully until well combined.


Fill cups in pan ½ full and bake 400 degrees for 10 minutes.



  1. Okay, I really like the idea of baking donuts. I've never made them before, because I didn't want to add any more fried items to the already big list.

    They look good!

  2. Tasted great, waiting for more! Really enjoy when you want to 'share'. Thanks, BB

  3. Donuts plus chocolates equals uber madness eating. Huh, mind my treadmill later all I care is this one right now. :) buy aion accounts