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