Friday, June 17, 2011

Chocolate Donuts



Whenever I visit the east coast, I always visit a dunkin donuts with my grandma. (Their glazed original is my favorite, btw.) Even though I had my fill of donuts last week, this morning I woke up craving a donut. Sadly, there are no donut shops on the island :( , so what did I do? Make my own, of course. However, I'm a little scared of cooking with hot oil (I have bad experiences cooking bacon...but that's a different story) so instead I pulled out my mom's old donut maker. When I mean old, I mean really old. Like ancient. I found it while digging through my grandma's basement :) Anyways, if you are looking for a donut maker you can buy one here.



These donuts are quite tasty even though they are not fried. Moist and chocolate-y. For the chocolate glaze I merely mixed together cocoa powder, powdered sugar, and water. I then sprinkled the tops with sprinkles. Oh, and a tip is to wait a couple seconds after putting on the glaze to use the sprinkles. If put on too soon, the sprinkles sink in to the glaze. If I waited too long, the sprinkles didn't stick.



Chocolate Donuts
from here
Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup sugar
1 TBs baking powder
1 egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
  1. Stir dry ingredients together in mixing bowl. Add egg, buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla. Using a mixer on medium speed, blend until smooth.
  2. Fill each cooking reservoir with about 2 tablespoons of batter.
  3. Bake about 4 to 5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into donut comes out clean.
  4. Glaze or coat with powdered sugar, as desired.

    11 comments:

    1. These look even better than dunkin donuts!

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    2. Is that all these donuts take to do?! I love chocolate and right now these are lookin' pretty good....What can I use if I don't have a donut pan?....mini muffin tin. I wonder if a cake donut will taste like a cake donut if it's in a muffin tin.

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    3. mmm! I've never made doughnuts before, but these look great!

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    4. Super cute donuts. LOL I wanted to see the old donut maker!

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    5. you should check out regal bakery's donuts near the honolulu airport!

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    6. Holy donuts! These look delicious, way better than Dunkins. I too love the plain glazed, its my fav.

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    7. Mmmm perfect thing to make for my family!!! They'll love them! But first I need a donut cooker... :)

      Your photos are wonderful!!!

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    8. Tiffany: Thank you!

      Apron Appeal: Yep, it was really easy! I bet a mini muffin tin would work well. They could be little doughnut holes!

      Mellie: Thanks!

      Lindselicious: Thanks! Oh! I really should take a picture!!

      Anonymous: Wow! I just looked regal donuts up and man where have I been? thanks for the tip i cant wait to go!!

      theteenagefoodie: thanks! :)

      Maria: I bet they will! If you don't have a donut cooker, im sure a muffin tin would work as well. Thank you!

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    9. I think I'll try making these, but I think I'll cover them with a clear glaze instead. I don't have a doughnut maker, but I do have a doughnut pan. Thanks for the recipe!

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    10. Does this recipe use dutch processed cocoa or natural cocoa? I seem to think it requires dutch processed since there's no baking soda? Is this right? Thanks :)

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    11. Hi, uh, well i used hersheys cocoa powder...sorry im not really sure...

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