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Chocolate Doughnuts

Chocolate Doughnuts

I guess this recipe is going out to all the chocolate lovers out there. Those of us who openly and freely admit that we love chocolate. I was having a real hankering the other day for something chocolatey, and so I took out the doughnut pans and decided, why not make these baked Chocolate Doughnuts with a Chocolate Glaze.

In retrospect, these may have even been a bit too chocolatey even for me. Next time I may douse them in a vanilla glaze, or simply just dust them with a sprinkling of powdered sugar. Nonetheless these were still delicious, and extremely easy to make. You will however need a standard sized doughnut pan to accomplish the task. I found mine at my local baking supply store, but you can also easily find them online was well. I won’t try to con you into thinking these are not highly caloric, but the upside is that these are baked and not fried, so that’s a good thing, right?

The secret ingredient here is the espresso powder, as it really enhances the chocolate flavor. But, if you don’t have access to it, don’t worry, they will still taste amazing. And then, bring out your array of sprinkles and jimmies because that’s the best part of this entire process. Really, who doesn’t like jimmies!

Chocolate Doughnuts

Chocolate Doughnuts

From King Arthur Flour

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Mini Cake Donuts

Mini Cake Donuts

Mini Cake Donuts

Don’t you agree that everything is cuter in it’s mini version; puppies, kittens, babies, mini-dresses, and Mini-Coopers. Being a somewhat mini-person myself (5 feet tall), I’ve always been partial to all things diminutive.

It’s funny where one can find inspiration. I attended a Prince concert the other night at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Great show by the way.  On our way home, we passed an iconic LA landmark called Randy’s Donuts which was built in 1953. This roadside donut stand is open 24 hours a day. It was past midnight, and there was a line at least 10 customers deep at the window.  It just got me to thinking how long it had been since I ate a donut. So, the very next day I went out to my local baking supply store and purchased a mini-donut pan. I rationalized that by baking the donut I would cut out a lot of the fat and calories that would otherwise be found in a fried donut. And naturally, the miniature size would also be a reduction in calories. I just couldn’t wait to start baking.  The finished product was quite tasty and of course, very cute! The cinnamon and nutmeg gave the donut a subtle, spicy flavor; and the pastry flour yielded a tender donut.

Mini Cake Donuts

Mini Cake Donuts

Mini Cake Donuts

From King Arthur Flour Recipes

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