Introduction: 6 Ingredient Glazed Chocolate Donuts, Cupcakes & Cake

This recipe is very cool for so many different reasons:

  • You can make almost anything out of the batter.
  • There are only seven ingredients!!
  • There are no gluten free flour blends, rice flour or even almond flour,- just simple ingredients that you have at home.
  • You can make delicious donuts, cupcakes and cake from it! - and they all turn out delicious and totally do not taste like it can be gluten free!!!

So give it a try and impress your gluten free friends and not gluten free friends,- either way it is so good!!

Step 1: Prepare Your Ingredients

There are two super simple components to this recipe:

1. Batter:

  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate (1/2 cup chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chopped into pieces
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp instant espresso powder (optional)

2. Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons warm non-dairy milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla

Step 2: Get Baking!!

Depending on what you want to make, you'll start off a little bit differently. If you're making cupcakes, cake or donut molds, start by preheating you're oven to 375 F. If using a donut maker, skip this step.

Now onto the good stuff!

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter and chocolate and melt until the butter is completely melted.
  2. Whisk until the chocolate is also melted, and your mixture is smooth.
  3. Whisk in the brown sugar and salt, then eggs, until smooth.
  4. Sift the cocoa powder and espresso powder into the mixture, and mix until combined.

Step 3: Decisions....

Here is where you can get creative and make the recipe "yours".

There are four routes to take from here (or you can do them all, no judgement :)

  1. Pour batter into cake pan
  2. Pour batter into cupcake molds- small or large
  3. Pour batter into donut molds for the oven
  4. Pour batter into a donut makes (I'll show you what I mean in the next step)

Step 4: Donut Maker!!

  1. Place prepared batter into any strongish bag, and cut 1 corner off of it.
  2. Once the donut maker signals it's heated (this should only take under three minutes), spray the molds and start squeezing out batter into them.
  3. Once all molds are filled, close the molds and check on the batter every three minutes or so until they're ready (again this shouldn't take long either).

Step 5: Cupcakes, Cake and Donuts!!

If you wish to use an oven instead then follow these steps instead:

  1. In and oven heated to 375 F, place you're batter- it could be either of the three shapes into they're pan, no more than 3/4 full.
  2. Bake until the tops are set, time will vary depending on what you make but it should range from 15-35 minutes.

**I made smaller cupcakes and they baked for about 18 minutes.

Step 6: Glazing Time (obviously the Most Important Step)

This step isn't mandatory but I mean, it's GLAZED, so I'll leave you to decide...

  1. Add the powdered sugar to a small bowl and add the warm milk, and vanilla. Mix until everything has combined into a liquid glaze.
  2. When the donuts, cupcakes or cake has fully cooled (they don't take long!), dip the tops of each donut or cupcake into the glaze, or pour glaze onto cake.
  3. Repeat process until everything has been glazed.
  4. Place the doughnuts back onto the cooling rack for the excess glaze to drip off and for the glaze to firm up. (Place a piece of parchment paper under the rack to catch the drips too!)

Step 7: Plate It and Enjoy!

***This step only applies if they haven't been eaten yet:

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