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In this instructable I will show you how to make chocolate donuts, more specifically chocolate cake donuts. These donuts are packed with chocolate flavor and dipped in a yummy chocolate glaze. This recipe is really easy to make, if I can make them you can make them. Let's get baking!

If you have any questions or comments put them down below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Follow the easy steps or watch the short video tutorial, or do both!

Step 1: Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 3 Tbs of melted butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 large egg

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1 cup of powdered sugar (confectioners)
  • 3 Tbs of cocoa powder
  • 4 to 5 Tbs of milk

Tools:

Step 2: Combine Dry Ingredients

All right first let’s preheat our oven to 350 degrees F. Now let’s go ahead and mix our dry ingredients. The flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. And then with a whisk let’s go ahead and mix this together, or you can use a sifter if you prefer.

Step 3: Combine Wet Ingredients

Now let's combine our wet ingredients, our melted butter, vanilla extract, milk, and egg, using a whisk or mixer.

Step 4: Combine Flour Mixture With Wet Ingredients

Now we combine our flour mixture about a third at a time to our wet ingredients, mixing in between with a whisk or mixer. We keep doing that until it is all nice and combined and the batter resembles a nice cake-like batter.

Step 5: Add Batter to Donut Pan

Now we add our batter to our Donut Pan. I sprayed the donut pan first with a light cooking spray. I use a spoon to add in the batter, if you like you could use a piping bag. Fill them up about 3 quarters of the way full. Once full, place it in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F. Then bake them for 7 to 9 minutes, until a tooth pick comes our cleaned when poked.

Step 6: Make Glaze

Once our donuts come out of the oven, let them cool for 5 to 10 minutes before handling them. While they are cooling it is time to make the chocolate glaze. To do that we add together our 1 cup of powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp of cocoa powder and 4 to 5 Tbsp. of milk. Don't pour in all the milk at once, start with about half, and mix it together with a fork or whisk, then add more milk as needed to get a nice smooth runny mixture, which will resemble a thick chocolate milk.

Step 7: Dip the Donuts

Now we are ready to dip our donuts. Using your hand dip them half way in or do both sides of it, then place on a rack to dry. Before it dries add some sprinkles if you like. The glaze with set in 15 to 20 minutes or so. They will last a few days at room temperature if covered with plastic wrap or in a plastic bag. They will last about a week in the fridge. Enjoy!

Step 8: Video Tutorial

Now watch the steps in action in this short video tutorial.

<p>I am going to have to buy new clothes if I start making these--I will gain so much weight.</p>
hahaha, just eat them in moderation. :) I have to give away most of everything I make haha, otherwise I would definitely eat it all! haha
<p>Donuts are one thing I have never tried. You make me want to try these. They look great! Thanks for sharing!</p>
You are welcome!! :)
<p>Yum!</p>
<p>:)</p>
Well that's it, I'm just eating donuts for the rest of my life.
hahahaha :)
Mmm... Donuts are yummy
yes they are! :)
When I was growing up my grandmother in NH baked daily. She made pies, breads and donuts. She only made plain donuts but we ALL loved them. These chocolate ones make me very hungry for her plain ones AND yours! Yum!
Such a great story, thank you for sharing! :) Well there is a solution for that right? Go make some! :)

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