Chocolate Frosted Donuts
Recipe type: breakfast
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Serves: 8
Classic baked donuts with a simple, gooey, chocolate glaze! Ready from your mixing bowl to your table in less than twenty minutes- perfect for an indulgent breakfast or simple dessert.
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup buttermilk (to make substitute: put ½ teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar in a liquid measuring cup, then fill with milk to the ½ cup line. Stir and let sit for five minutes.)
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Spray donut pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. In a liquid measuring cup, measure out buttermilk or buttermilk substitue. Whisk in oil, egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Whisk wet ingredients into dry ingredients, being sure to only mix until the ingredients are just combined.
  5. Spoon into donut pan.
  6. Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until tops are firm and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  7. Move to a wire cooling wrack to cool.
  8. GLAZE: (Make while donuts are cooling.)
  9. Whisk together sugar and cocoa powder.
  10. Whisk in milk 2 tablespoons at a time, until glaze is fully mixed.
  11. For a thinner glaze, add less milk.
  12. For a deeper chocolate flavor, use ⅔ cup sugar and ⅓ cup cocoa powder.
  13. Dip cooled donuts in glaze and serve.
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