…..chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate.
Ok, what I mean here is , there’s dark cocoa powder in the batter, dark chocolate chips in the batter and dark chocolate frosting on top. I mean, seriously, this is too much. No, it’s not….
Initially I made them for my daughter and her friends, but who was I kidding, really?
Off course I wasn’t going to resist. I mean I have a pretty strong will once I really watch what I am eating but at this point I am still in a transition state between eat whatever you want and watch what you eat land.
Since I have this donut pan I never ever buy donuts from the store anymore. In fact I would take on a bet to see who is quicker, me baking a few donuts or you getting them at the store. Anyone up for the challenge? No, this really is such an easy recipe and very fast. I’m talking 5 minutes mixing, 9 minutes baking. Done.
While they cool, I make the frosting which is also very easy . And as soon as they are cool enough, after about 15 minutes, we frost because we can’t wait. It’s probably better to wait at least half an hour, but I like to see you wait that long when your whole house is smelling of freshly baked chocolate donuts and a teen daughter is pulling your arm.
Makes 8 donuts
1 C. All Purpose Flour
2 tbsp. Cacao Powder
1/3 C. sugar of choice
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
pinch of Salt
1 large egg at room temperature
1/2 C. buttermilk (or mix plain yoghurt and milk 50/50)
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 tbsp. melted butter
3 oz. dark Chocolate, chopped
1 tbsp. Honey
1 tbsp. butter
1 – 2 tbsp. freshly brewed hot coffee (or hot water)
Pre heat oven to 375° F
Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in an other.
Mix the wet in to the dry. DO NOT over beat.
Spoon the batter into the cavities of the pan.
Place on rack in the middle of the oven and bake for 9 – 10 minutes.
In my oven it is exactly 9 minutes. But insert wooden skewer to test for doneness to be sure. Every oven is a bit different.
Transfer to a rack to cool.
Meanwhile make the frosting by melting the chocolate and butter in the microwave at 20 second intervals until melted, stirring in between. Add the hot coffee and honey, stir.
Let cool a little bit and frost the donuts.
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