Baked Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts

Monday 7 January 2013

 Baked Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts

I baked something today that my chocolate hating husband did not like at all. A gal sometimes just has to do what a gal has to do.

Sometimes you just have to feed your need for . . . chocolate.  And as we all know women love chocolate. I am no exception, candy. . . cake, cookies, brownies . . . donuts. If its chocolate I am in!

 Baked Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts

Baked donuts though . . . so it's not a bad thing . . . baked Chocolate Donuts. These are made with buttermilk.   You know how moist buttermilk makes things. 

These Baked Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts are exactly that. Moist and chocolatey, dense even, without being the least bit heavy.

 Baked Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts

Ever since I was a child I have had favorite donuts. I love cake donuts. I like the yeasted ones as well, but I love cake donuts best of all and especially, chocolate cake donuts.  

Chocolate cake donuts. Chocolate sour cream donuts . . . they were available at Tim Hortons back home. These are not them.   But they are close.

 Baked Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts

Dense and quite chocolatey . . . without the added faff of frying . . . not to mention extra calories.   The buttermilk glaze is quite, quite scrummy . . . with just a hint of sweetness.   

 I added chocolate spaghetti sprinkles . . . for show you know.  I'm a showy kind of gal.  I like things to look at least as good as they taste. We eat first with our eyes.

Baked Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts

I love these chocolate spaghetti sprinkles.  They are pretty without going over the top and add a touch of crunch to the outsides. 

 But you could leave the chocolate spaghetti off entirely. You could even choose a different kind of sprinkle altogether. I just think you should  bake these donuts at your earliest convenience.

Baked Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts

You WON'T be sorry.  Ok, so your waistline may groan a teensie little bit.

If you are like me, I'm sure you'll be able to ignore it . . . SCRUMMO! These are quite simply fabulously tasty!

Baked Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts

*Baked Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts*
Makes 12
Printable Recipe

One word . . . SCRUMMY!

100g plain flour (1 cup)
190g sugar (1 cup)
84g cocoa powder (3/4 cup)
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
a pinch freshly grated nutmeg
6 fluid ounces buttermilk  (3/4 cup)
4 fluid ounces cold coffee (1/2 cup)
2 fluid ounces vegetable oil (1/4 cup)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 large free range egg

To glaze:
130g icing sugar (1 cup) sifted
few drops vanilla extract
3 to 4 TBS buttermilk

Baked Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts

Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 5.  Spray two nonstick baked donut pans with nonstick spray.  Set aside.

Whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, soda, baking powder, sea salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Whisk together the buttermilk, coffee, oil, vanilla and egg.   Whisk these into the dry ingredients until combined.   Fill each donut pan hole 3/4 of the way full. 

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until they spring back when lightly touched.  Let sit in the pan for about 5 minutes before tipping out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Whisk together all of the glaze ingredients until smooth.   Dip the cooled donuts into the glaze and set aside on a wire rack to allow the glaze to set.   Delicious! 

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  1. You know I'm generally in the Todd camp on chocolate, but those look AMAZING. I think I could suffer through one... Or three... Yum!! I need a donut pan!! Hope you're feeling better :)
    Hugs, April

  2. I love chocolate. Those look great. I have seen so many great baked doughnut recipes lately...I think someone is trying to tell me I need a doughnut pan.

  3. I need to experiment with more baked doughnuts. These look delicious and I love how moist and dark they are.

  4. Ohhh! these look SO perfect!! I actually love chocolate - so these are a win win!!
    Mary x

  5. These donuts seems to be yummy!I will definitely try this.

  6. Anything with buttermilk in it is good!!! My family will love these. I love that they are baked! Thank you for the delicious recipe.

  7. These look delicious. I can't wait to give them a go.

  8. hi, just wondering if you used regular cocoa powder or dutch processed? want to give this recipe a try, thanks!

    1. I just use ordinary Fry's cocoa powder! Hope you enjoy them!


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