Friday, June 3, 2011
Baked Chocolate Doughnuts
Important question of the day: is it "doughnuts" or "donuts"? Who knows... I'm pretty sure it's the first, so I'm going with it. Dunkin' Donuts has ruined the spelling for all of us. Today is national doughnut day, believe it or not. Who knew such a thing existed? I didn't until the radio informed me of it this morning! Luckily I had a doughnut recipe ready to go.
I made these for a bake sale and they were a big hit. I mean, they're chocolate doughnuts with chocolate fudge drizzle, really how bad can it be? I am such a fan of baked doughnuts, they are much more cake-like than traditional fried doughnuts, but to me that's a positive thing. If you still don't have a doughnut pan you need to get one, they are cheap and you'll find plenty of times to use it!
Source: Slightly adapted from Real Mom Kitchen
1 3/4 cup cake flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp. canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1- Preheat the oven to 325.
2- Combine the first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Stir well.
3- Stir in the milk, egg, oil, and vanilla until well combined.
4- Transfer the batter to a large zipper bag (cut one tip off) or piping bag. Pipe the batter into greased doughnut pans, filling 2/3 of the way.
5- Bake 8-10 minutes.
6- Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes than transfer to a wire rack.
7- Once cooled, melt the chocolate chips. Pour the melted chocolate into a zipper bag (cut one tip off) or piping bag. Pipe a drizzle of chocolate over the doughnuts. Cover with sprinkles.