Monday, June 29, 2015

Baked Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Glaze Recipe

I recently purchased a doughnut baking mold, and ever since then I'm on the lookout for the perfect baked donuts recipes. I have made a couple, but this chocolate version is a real showstopper and indulgent treat. The recipe makes for 6 Donuts, which is conveniently the number of molds you get in the baking pan. It's a better alternative then frying Donuts, which usually adds lots of oil and calories. Leave the cocoa powder out and add some vanilla bean paste to the mix and you have excellent vanilla Donuts. You can really make lots of variations with this recipe. 
 



Ingredients

For the Chocolate Donuts
130 gr (1 cup) of flour
50 gr (1/4 cup) of sugar
2 tbsp dark brown sugar (muscovado sugar)
30 gr (1/4 cup) of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt
120 ml (1/2 cup) of milk (add more if mix is to dry)
1 egg
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tbsp of butter, melted

For the Glaze:
180 gr (1 cup) of dark or milk chocolate, chopped up or use chips
120 ml (1/2 cup) milk or cream


Method

1. Measure and place all your dry ingredients for the donuts in a bowl, then measure out the liquid ones. Ingredients should be at room temperature. Mix dry ingredients together, add the liquid ones, and stir until they combine and you have a batter.

2. Spoon the batter into the prepared doughnut mold, which you have oiled before. Place in a preheated oven of 160C (325F) and bake for 14 minutes, or until a cake tester or toothpick inserted into the center of the doughnut comes out clean.

3. Lets make the Glaze! In a microwave proof jug add the milk (or cream if you want thicker consistency) and the chocolate. Melt in short intervals in the microwave, stirring in between. You can also make this on the stove in a deep pan.


4. After the Donuts have come out the oven, let them cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then take them out and let them cool more.

5. Glaze the donuts with your chocolate glaze and let them rest so that the glaze can set. You can also place them in your fridge so that the chocolate can firm up quicker.

Enjoy your donuts!


What do you think of this baked alternative. Do you like donuts?


32 comments:

  1. HI Mersad Never mind donuts, the word 'chocolate' had my drolling!! They look YUMMY. I love the way you photograph food. Excellent post and although I will not be making these becasue I would eat all 6 at one sitting!!!!

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    1. Thanks Margaret. These are rich and half of one was more then enough for me. :)

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  2. Hello Mersad, I love chocolate and your donuts look delicious. Awesome photos. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  3. I love chocolate and so I was drawn first to the richness of the glaze on your homemade donuts, which by the way look wonderful. I also like the idea of baked, rather than fried. These look wonderful~

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  4. doughnut baking mold, your donuts, do they taste as good as fried donut? I once had a mini doughnut pumping mold. The donuts were mini and the kids didn't like it.

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  5. Love it!!! Yes, indeed I love donuts!!! Well done!

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  6. these look fantastic, and I would love them... i did not know they even make a donut tin. and they don't look that hard to do. once again i am drooling over the food you cook and also the photos you take.

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  7. Looks like a great treat. Interesting mold for the donuts. I know you are avoiding "fried" donuts, but have you ever tried Swedish donuts? They are very different, using mashed potatoes and buttermilk as part of the ingredients. Here is a link to a recipe: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/swedish-doughnuts

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    1. Thank you for the links. I will check this out. Looks interesting.

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  8. Here's another link for a more traditional baked donut, using cinnamon and nutmeg. Num! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/cinnamon-baked-doughnuts-recipe.html

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  9. I love donuts and am enjoying one purchased for me by my mother. A very timely post! Happy Monday Mellow Yellows!

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  10. A great recipe and also great photographs and delivery of the process! You are a man of many talents!

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  11. Oh,my! I think I gained 5 lbs just reading your post. Looks like a great recipe. Thanks for the instruction. Happy Monday!

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  12. They looks very good! Dangerous... ;))

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  13. Oh, these do look delicious and your recipes are always terrific!! I've got to try this one, too!! My son and his wife will be delighted I'm sure!! Hope your new week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

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  14. You're killing me. Donuts are my vice, which I have been staying away from for a couple of months now. My mouth is watering. They look delicious.

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  15. You should write a cookbook. Your instructions and photos are just superb.

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  16. Schaut gut aus, und ich mag Kuchen von braunem Teig (also mit viel Kakao drin), oben Schoki drauf ist auch nur gut, also kannst mir mal welche schicken. Aber bei dem Zustand, wie jetzt die deutsche Post streikt, kommt leider schon seit einer Woche gar nichts mehr an - da wären sie kaputt. :-) Liebe Grüße

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  17. I've been looking at one of these baking pans wondering if I'd use one so I've pinned your recipe Mersad just in case. For the two of us, I've found and changed recipes to bake in 6 inch cake pans. Using the traditional 8 inch size is too big and I end up throwing out some.
    Thanks for linking your delicious donuts and recipe to Mosaic Monday.

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  18. Ich wollte immer schon mal Donuts machen........tssss. Aber ich hab keine Form!Jetzt fahren wir ja in 2 Wochen in die USA. Ich glaube ich probiere die da mal und weiß dann wenigstens wie die schmecken müssen! Deine sehen superlecker aus!!! Hmmmmm........ich kratze schon am Bildschirm ;-D! GlG Anne

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  19. Okay, you've made me hungry! :)

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  20. Yes, love donuts, but don't eat them very often. Too many calories. Your pan only makes six, so that number shouldn't be dangerous. Your recipe looks top notch, and your photos could illustrate a serious cookbook.

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  21. Donuts are yummy, but I very rarely indulge. These baked ones look delicious and would be a wee bit healthier. Chocolate is my favorite treat at any time. Great presentation.

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  22. Thanks, Mersad - now, I am really craving them :)
    Have a Wonderful Day!
    Peace :)

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  23. These look wonderful!

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  24. They look amazing. I could eat them all. I've not had breakfast yet, but may now need to go and buy myself a chocolate doughnut.

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  25. Wow! They sound amazing!

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  26. oh yum! i'm going to pin this! and i need a donut mold now!

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  27. I love donuts and especially chocolate cake donuts with chocolate frosting...oh my!

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  28. I bought a doughnut pan like yours a couple years ago because I was in a doughnut mood. Having to make them cured me. Your recipe sounds like something worth finding the pan and making a batch. Thanks for the recipe.
    Take 25 to Hollister

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  29. Oh boy!! What a treat. You have made me remember that I have a very old tin biscuit or donut cutter. I also have a recipe from a very sweet old lady for molasses donuts. I will have to look for it.

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  30. Mersad, I'm visiting from Inspire Me Monday. DH is a donut lover. He could eat them every day of the week; week in, week out without missing a beat. That is, if he'd let himself. He has to keep his donut eating throttled down until he can't take it anymore. So, to make baked verses fried donuts is appealing to me on more than one level AND these are chocolate donuts which has my attention. I will save your recipe to try sometime down the road. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

    A Place in Time #AmandaAbizaid #music

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