I recently purchased a doughnut baking mold, and ever since then I'm on the lookout for the perfect baked donuts recipes. I have made a couple, but this chocolate version is a real showstopper and indulgent treat. The recipe makes for 6 Donuts, which is conveniently the number of molds you get in the baking pan. It's a better alternative then frying Donuts, which usually adds lots of oil and calories. Leave the cocoa powder out and add some vanilla bean paste to the mix and you have excellent vanilla Donuts. You can really make lots of variations with this recipe. 


For the Chocolate Donuts
130 gr (1 cup) of flour
50 gr (1/4 cup) of sugar
2 tbsp dark brown sugar (muscovado sugar)
30 gr (1/4 cup) of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt
120 ml (1/2 cup) of milk (add more if mix is to dry)
1 egg
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tbsp of butter, melted

For the Glaze:
180 gr (1 cup) of dark or milk chocolate, chopped up or use chips
120 ml (1/2 cup) milk or cream


1. Measure and place all your dry ingredients for the donuts in a bowl, then measure out the liquid ones. Ingredients should be at room temperature. Mix dry ingredients together, add the liquid ones, and stir until they combine and you have a batter.

2. Spoon the batter into the prepared doughnut mold, which you have oiled before. Place in a preheated oven of 160C (325F) and bake for 14 minutes, or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center of the doughnut comes out clean.

3. Lets make the Glaze! In a microwave proof jug add the milk (or cream if you want thicker consistency) and the chocolate. Melt in short intervals in the microwave, stirring in between. You can also make this on the stove in a deep pan.

4. After the Donuts have come out the oven, let them cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then take them out and let them cool more.

5. Glaze the donuts with your chocolate glaze and let them rest so that the glaze can set. You can also place them in your fridge so that the chocolate can firm up quicker.

Enjoy your donuts!

What do you think of this baked alternative. Do you like donuts?


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