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
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

  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.


    1. These look even better than dunkin donuts!

    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? muffin tin. I wonder if a cake donut will taste like a cake donut if it's in a muffin tin.

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

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

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

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

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

      Your photos are wonderful!!!

    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!

    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!

    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 :)

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


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