Monday, March 11, 2013

Chocolate Glazed Chocolate Donuts

The last three weeks have been so well for lack of a better word, like hell. I’m allowed to say that on the Internet, right? Well I hope so, because I’m not deleting the word because that is how my life has been. I know that my last couple posts have been about how school is rough and is taking over my life, and you’re probably not interested in how I’m struggling, but this is a way to vent, either that or cry, which I have done a few times.

Anyways, after Wednesday last week everything got a lot better. I was actually able to relax and just enjoy life. That’s when I decided over the weekend I would catch up with baking. I made three things over the weekend and I plan on making something later in the week so I can take it to my aunt’s house for Spring Break (yeah, four more days ‘til Spring Break – I honestly cannot wait!). Oh and I also had enough time to sit on the couch and read for four straight hours. I started and finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower in those four hours. It’s a really nice and easy read for anyone looking for a book recommendation.

For those of you who came for baked goods, here you go: chocolate glazed chocolate donuts!

Yes, these donuts were the first thing I decided to bake over the weekend because baked donuts are as easy as 1, 2, 3, really.

The sun was out too, so I think I got some pretty decent pictures out of the experience.

If you leave off the chocolate glaze, you better not tell me because I will smack you upside the head, because this is the BEST chocolate glaze I have ever tried. The glaze is nice and thick and is just pure heavenly. As I was glazing the donuts, I caught my roommate’s attention and she was just speechless. I let her east the rest of the glaze with a spoon, because I’m nice like that.

The chocolate donut part is also really delicious. I usually have trouble finding chocolate flavor in chocolate cake type things, but with these donuts I could definitely taste the chocolate.

So if you’re having a really tough week, take just thirty minutes out of your schedule and make these. They will help a lot; trust me.

Chocolate Glazed Chocolate Donuts
Adapted from Food, Family, and Finds
Makes 6 donuts

1 cup (120 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
¼ cup + 1 tbsp. (60 g) sugar
¼ cup (20 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
¼ cup + 3 tbsp. milk
1 egg, room temperature
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Grease a 6 cavity donut pan with cooking spray.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Make sure the cocoa powder lumps are broken apart. Add the milk and stir. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and butter. Stir until smooth.

Fill each donut cavity about 2/3 full. I used a small cookie scoop and each cavity had about 3-4 scoops in it. Bake in the center on of the oven for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the donut. Allow the donuts to cool for 5 minutes before removing onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Once completely cooled, top with glaze.

To make glaze: whisk together 1 2/3 powdered sugar, 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder, and 3-4 tbsp. milk.   


  1. Oh yum, I've been looking for a good baked chocolate doughnut recipe to try and this one sounds perfect! I wish I could reach through the screen and grab one :)

    Hope things get better with school. I definitely remember how stressful it can be. At least you have spring break to look forward to - yay!

  2. I should probably not show this recipe to Mr SweetButter. He won't stop bugging me until I make them. He's been on this "make me donuts" kick lately. I will certainly have to save this recipe Becc. They look incredible and I pinky swear I wont leave off the glaze. That would be sacriligieous anyway right?

    I completely sympathize w/ you about school girl. You know how my work has been. In fact I have asked to transfer to a different department where meetings don't exist and I won't have to talk to stupid clients, who really are stupid.

    Don't study too hard, keep your eye on the future and know, this too shall pass. If you ever need to vent you just email me and you can say as many swear words as you like.


  3. I'm sorry your week was bad :( At least chocolate cheers you up! :)

  4. Aww, I'm sorry you're having a hard time. I hope it'll pass quickly! At least it's Spring Break it seems. I know it's hard to believe, but I really think life is better post-college! Really. :)

    And I promise to make the glaze if I make these! They look SO yummy.


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