Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Pinterest - Baked Chocolate Donuts

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I just love pinterest! I pin so many things and I thought it was about time to start trying out the things I pin!!
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I had made some baked donuts once before and decided to try this recipe. I found on pinterest. Brought these cute little donuts at my parents and decided to dress them up a bit with some Halloween sprinkles!  They do not taste like regular donuts, but more like cake - and I love cake!! :)
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Baked Chocolate Donuts
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup dutch-process cocoa
1/2 cup sugar (used a little less)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup milk (used low-fat milk)
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons canola oil
Chocolate glaze (recipe follows)
Colored or chocolate sprinkles (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and coat a donut pan liberally with cooking spray.
  2. Stir together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add the egg, vanilla, and milk and stir together for 1 minute. Add the oil and continue to whisk until just combined. Transfer the batter to a large measuring cup (or a bowl with a spout) for easy pouring.
  3. Fill each cavity in the pan 2/3 of the way full with batter. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until the donuts spring back when lightly touched. Cool completely before icing. Yields 10 to 12 donuts.
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Chocolate Glaze
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon corn syrup (used maple syrup)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

To make the glaze: combine the chocolate chips, butter, corn syrup and vanilla extract in a double boiler (or in a stainless steel or glass bowl over some simmering water). Stir until the chocolate is melted and everything is incorporated. Use immediately.

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5 comments:

Nicki said...

baked donuts - oh, no, you, didn't! I must make these pronto. I have to tell you, I have even more admiration for your photography after trying to get a quick shot of dinner yesterday evening. Not so easy.

Michelle said...

eeee i love pinterest too. these look great

Gypsy Girl(Brenda) said...

Oh my goodness those look beyond yummy. I enjoy making and baking things I have pinned.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Those look yummy! I keep meaning to try pintrest & I've gotten as far as making a username, but that's it.

pat said...

Oh!! Baked!!! I can see what I am going to have to try. My hips and thighs thank you ;-) Theylook scrumptious! (How funny--I just noticed that the verification is "swoon"---how appropriate!!)