These delicious glazed chocolate doughnuts are baked, not fried! Make fresh doughnuts from scratch in the comfort of your own home in under 20 minutes!
Who wants Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts? Me, Me, Me…Every now and then I can’t help myself…I want a doughnut! Now I know all about how “unhealthy” they are, but truth is, sometimes I just want a doughnut! The End.
That’s why I enjoy making doughnuts from home. No need to run out in my pajamas to buy some. Nope… I can make them at home, fairly quickly!
In the past I have made doughnuts the “traditional way”, fried in oil. I made some delicious Glazed Pumpkin Buttermilk Doughnuts and Amish Apple Fritters (my second most-pinned recipe) using that method and they tasted amazing!
Baking Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts Instead Of Frying Them
Last year I bought an inexpensive doughnut pan on Amazon for about $7.50 (with a gift card I received for my birthday…SCORE!).
The doughnut pan was not too expensive, but it gave me the option of BAKING doughnuts instead of FRYING them.
Baking doughnuts is a very simple way to make this breakfast treat. Doughnut batter is mixed, then poured into individual “wells” IN A doughnut pan. The doughnuts are then baked, and covered with icing once done!
Baking glazed chocolate doughnuts instead of frying them is my way to enjoy a decadent treat occasionally! Baking doughnuts helps to reduces the number of calories in each doughnut!
I found a very simple and delicious chocolate doughnut recipe on Pinterest (where else?), thanks to Karly at Buns In My Oven, and made some of these doughnuts to stare at…I mean wolf down. These doughnuts were very dense with chocolate flavor and delicious.
Added benefit? I saved money by making the glazed chocolate doughnuts myself! I was also quite proud I didn’t have to put on an evening gown and pumps to go to the doughnut shop or grocery store to buy them when the mood struck.
This recipe makes 10 glazed chocolate doughnuts, so I made them in 2 batches (since my doughnut pan only has 6 spots). I hope you will give these breakfast treats a try. If you enjoy making BAKED doughnuts, you might also want to check out my recipe for Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Doughnuts.
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Recipe Source: http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2013/04/01/glazed-chocolate-donuts/
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (Optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 6 Tablespoons sour cream
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 6 Tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Make the doughnuts: In a medium sized bowl, mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, chocolate chips, and baking soda together.
In another bowl, beat the vanilla, egg, sour cream, milk, and oil until well incorporated. Add the wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredients. Stir only until combined.
Spoon the batter (or pipe it) into a greased doughnut pan. Fill each "well" about 3/4 of the way full with batter. Bake doughnuts at 375 degrees for 8 minutes, or until the top of the doughnut springs back when touched.
Remove doughnut pan from oven when done, and let the doughnuts cool IN THE PAN for 2-3 minutes before you remove them to wax paper. Repeat with another batch to finish batter. Let doughnuts cool before icing.
Make The Glaze: Mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in a small pan over low heat. Mix well to combine. Remove the pan from the heat. Pour glaze into a large bowl. Carefully hold a cooled doughnut and "dunk" it in the glaze to coat it; set glazed doughnut on a wire rack to let the glaze harden. Enjoy!
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