So I caved and bought something gimmicky: A doughnut pan
I picked a doughnut recipe for my flashy new pan that was promised to be rich, chocolatey, fudgey and brownie-esque. The doughnuts did not disappoint! Please donut judge my impulsiveness. ;)
What’s the craziest thing that you’ve ever purchased for your kitchen? Was it for a specific recipe or did you pull the trigger to add that do-dad to your collection on a whim? I have to say that the doughnut pan is high up there on the list of bizarre gimmicks in my kitchen. Oh and this thing that I spontaneously bought at Williams Sonoma 5 years ago is on the list of the-absurd as well… Hope I remember to pull it out again in February!! (lol)
Good thing doughnuts are bake-able year round. I am excited to use this recipe again and again (read: use the pan again and again, phew) because the chocolate dipped sprinkle doughnuts were both beautiful and delicious! Man, now I want another doughnut.
The best part is that this recipe makes baked instead of your traditional americana-fried (Krispy Kreme) variety. I have never been a particular fan of doughnuts (the friend kind!) so these little baked-beauties hit the mark for me. The doughnuts are absolutely delicious with their cake-like texture, are beautiful in a traditional dipped-and-sprinkled kind of way, and the best part—- they are refreshingly simple to make! (as long as you have the pan, ha!)
Double Chocolate Dipped Doughnuts
1 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa-powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 large egg 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted until browned 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted 3 tbsp cocoa powder big pinch salt 3-4 tbsp whole milk or cream 2 tsp pure vanilla extract colourful sprinkles
1. Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a doughnut baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.
4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold together until all of the ingredients are well combined. Scrape the bottom of the bowl to ensure that you’re not leaving any flour behind. Use a small spoon to portion batter into the prepared doughnut baking pan. Each doughnut mold should be about two-thirds full. Bake doughnuts for 11 to 13 minutes or until a skewer inserted into one of the doughnuts comes out clean. Remove from the oven. Allow to rest for five minutes before inverting doughnuts onto a wire rack to cool completely. Allow doughnuts to cool completely before glazing.
5. Repeat the baking process until all of the batter is turned into doughnuts.
1. in a medium bowl whisk together powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Add 2 tablespoons of milk and all of the vanilla extract. Whisk to combine. Mixture may be thick. Add milk, a tablespoon at a time, until the glaze is thick but still pourable.
2. Dip each doughnut (I dipped the bottom side) into the chocolate glaze. Shake off some of the excess glaze. Return to the wire rack and sprinkle with sprinkles. Allow to rest a few moments for the frosting to harden slightly. These doughnuts are best served within two days of baking.
Mmmmm I hope you enjoy your little chocolate treats! What is the occasion for your doughnut-off? I baked mine for a house-warming party that I hosted a few weeks ago! I have to say, these guys were great for my party because they elicited the fantastic ooing and ahhing necessary for a true show-stopper dessert. Guaranteed for your party as well. ;)
Are you doing anything exciting this weekend? I hope you have a fantastic month ahead full of fall festivities, a few tasty local crunchy apples, and some fun moments in your own kitchen. I am excited to head to this event tonight, to head to the island on Sunday and maybe go on a sunny autumn walk around kits point on Saturday! Have a great weekend :)
PS: Vancouver, need more wall art? Head to the art market this weekend.
PPS: This instagram account. So wrong, but so funny.
PPPS: Loving the food at this Kits restaurant relic at the moment :)
PPPPS: Doughnut or donut??? The heated debate is settled here.