Thursday, November 17, 2011

Baked Chocolate Donuts...12 weeks of Christmas


I tried another baked donut recipe with my new garage sale donut pan...this time chocolate. Once again I need to warn you.....these are BAKED, not fried, so there is a huge difference in taste. Let's face it, anything fried rocks! But I still have to say they are a very tasty alternative!

The texture was similar to a cake donut. The chocolate flavor was very mild, with just a hint of cinnamon. I iced them with some melted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk....I didn't measure....just dumped until I got a nice consistency and flavor. I added a few Christmas sprinkles on top.

I think these will be fun to make over the holidays, and will taste great with coffee or a mug of hot chocolate!


Baked Chocolate Donuts
{from FakeGinger}

1 c. flour
2 T. cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
2 T. butter, melted
1/2 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg

Mix the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl., mix the wet. Add together, stirring just until combined. Fill  pans 2/3 full, leaving room to rise, bake 5-10 minutes at 350. Makes 8.

Be sure to check out the other 12 weeks of Christmas recipes, and thanks to Meal Planning Magic for hosting this blog hop.


9 comments:

Louanne said...

Fried or not, these look perfect! I love the Christmas sprinkles, too. A great healthy alternative to try out with my 6 year old.

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful! I think there are a lot of people who would be happy that they're baked, not fried.

Michele said...

Your donuts are VERY pretty. I wish I had one right now. ;) I really need a donut pan.

Beth said...

More yummy Christmas treats! You're going to have a very happy household.

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

Oooh, I have a donut pan...and I don't know why it didn't occur to me to use it to make Christmas-sprinkled donuts. These look so festive and yummy! I'll be making these on the weekends in December, for sure!

Amilia @justeverydayme said...

Oh yum! I need to get a donut pan so I can make all these great donut recipes I keep seeing!

Von said...

yay! Christmas!! :) Just looking at these donuts makes me happy! I've never made donuts before, because I'm not too great with frying, but these look great! Now i want a donut pan too!

sue said...

i so have to try these, I got the pan but never to around to using it.

Lisa said...

Oohh, those would make for such a special Christmas breakfast.