Delicious, miniature Dark Chocolate Donuts are baked not fried and are a sweet way to start your day.
When I found out that my SRC website this month was Adventures In All Things Food I was excited to go check out the archives and select something to make. After a quick browse of the categories, of course I decided to choose something sweet and as luck would have it there was a recipe for baked donuts. Oddly enough I just so happened to have borrowed my mother in laws donut pans last week!
I think maybe it was fate, because in my donut recipe searching I hadn’t really come across on that interested me, but when I saw these baked chocolate doughnuts with peanut butter icing, I knew I had to make some. I couldn’t decide what kind of topping I wanted, so I tried several. I melted a little chocolate with some milk and dipped some and sprinkled on a few sprinkles, others I sprinkled with shredded coconut. I even coated some in powdered sugar and I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we did, happy baking!
Dark Chocolate Donuts
Yield 2 -2 1/2 dozen mini donuts
- 3/4 c cake flour
- 1/3 c super fine sugar
- 1/4 c Dark Dutch processed cocoa
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 c milk
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 egg, large
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 325º and prepare your donut pans with cooking spray, set aside.
- In a mixing bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and cinnamon.
- In a small mixing bowl combine the milk, coconut oil, egg and vanilla extract.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
- Place the batter in a zip top bag and snip off one end, pipe the batter into the pan and bake for 10-12 minutes, until a tester comes out clean.
- Cool in the pan 5-10 minutes, coat with melted chocolate, sprinkles, powdered sugar or other desired toppings.
Recipe adapted from Chocolate Peanut Butter Donuts by Adventures In All Things Food
Courses breakfast, dessert
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Oh my gosh, give me one of those doughnuts now!
Tash TheVelvetMoonBaker says
these look gorgeous I so need to get my hands on a doughnut pan
Andrea Kruse says
Yum! Your doughnuts turned out beautiful. Hope you enjoyed them and thanks for baking from my site. Have a great week!
Emily Dicks says
Andrea thank you!
Jane Craske says
Yummy! Thanks for the lovely pick and ESPECIALLY for the lovely blog that I got to stalk this month. I made your amazing Baked Pears.
Emily Dicks says
thank you so much Jane!
These sound delicious, SO much better than any fried donuts. Sigh, I might need elastic waistbands after all.
Shiloh Barkley says
Love these donuts!!! I like chocolate donuts more than chocolate cake. Isn’t that weird?
Emily Dicks says
I don’t like cake at all, so no it’s not weird to me and I loved them!
I think you just convinced me to get donut pans. I’m totally sold on this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Yum, those donuts look good, Emily! Thanks for sharing!
Angela\'s Kitchen says
Need those donuts! Seriously, I bet they are amazing… and the photos are stunning! Thanks for sharing this SRC choice. Now to convert to gf so I can have them too… I must, must bake them. Good thing I have tomorrow off! 🙂
Miz Helen says
Your Dark Chocolate Donuts look amazing, yummy! Great cooking with you in Group B!
Amy CookingAdventures says
These look so amazing! I think I need to buy a donut pan!
Heather S says
YUM! I just got a donut pan for my birthday and can’t wait to make a batch of donuts. Great SRC choice!
Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair
shelley c. says
What luck that you had the pans at just the right moment! And YUM – they look great! I bet you’ll be allowed to borrow them much more often… as long as you share these delicious treats when you return them! 🙂
You had me staring at the pic of that doughnut for longer than I’d like to admit 🙂 Stopping by from Group A!
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cooking with curls says
Those look amazing, and I wish I had them right now!
Linda@With A Blast says
Looks delicious! Love that you use coconut oil 🙂 Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !
Danielle Miller says
I really need a donut pan!
Faye Davis says
I want to try your amazing mini donuts!
Thrifty DIY Diva says
I shared your amazing recipe in my National Donut Day Roundup! Thank you so much!!