Thursday, March 22, 2012

Springtime Cocoa Fudge Donuts

My sweet husband bought me a mini donut pan for my birthday this year. 

Of course that meant I had to make donuts for my family. 
Twist my arm.

Aren't they cute??
I have a soft spot for mini versions of things. Maybe that's why I love tiny babies so much??
To be honest, these taste more like adorable donut shaped cupcakes than regular donuts. I think it's because they are baked not fried. Either way they are delish - and let's face it, cupcakes and donuts are about the same on the scale of healthy breakfast foods.
Add some pastel sprinkles and make these for Easter this year!

Steph's Springtime Cocoa Fudge Donuts

1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup buttermilk
3 eggs
4 Tbs melted butter

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl. Slowly add the dry to the wet and beat until well mixed. 
Grease a donut pan and fill halfway with batter. Bake at 400* for about 10 min.
Cool in pan for a few minutes before removing and frosting.

Fudge Glaze

3 Tbs melted butter
1/3 cup cocoa
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk

Mix together first 4 ingredients and add milk gradually until it reaches desired consistency. Dip tops of donuts into glaze and add sprinkles if desired.

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Winnie said...

These look really good
I love the sprinkles on top - very cute
And I also prefer them baked

Erin Alldredge said...

These look so good and easy. They don't seem to need as many ingredients as a lot of other donut recipes. I'd love it if you stopped by my monthly link up to share these.

Mel said...

Those look so good. Stopping by from the Friday Blog Hop. Now following you.


Jeanette Schenk said...

My mouth is watering - definitely going to have to give these a try! :) I'm your newest follower from the Hop Along Friday hop.. have a wonderful weekend!


Barbara said...

Those look awesome I have not heard of a donut baking pan

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Chocolate donuts? YUM! These are so cute. Makes me want to eat the whole tray. :)

Anonymous said...

Good lord just looking at those sends me into a craving!! Stopping in to say hey from Friday's bloghop - hope you can return the favor and visit/follow soon via GFC and Google+ OH and I just started a FB page - if you have time would love a like there :)

Anonymous said...

Very cute & look so good! :) New follower from the hop!

Kelley @ Kelley's Passion for Nutrition said...

My kids would love if I made these! I might have to try! I am stopping by from Hop Along friday. Following GFC. Please stop back by

A Nest in the Rocks said...

These look great! Wish I had a doughnut pan ...

Nicola said...

Love the addition of a fudge glaze! These donuts look fantastic - I've got to get my hands on a mini donut pan!

Holly Lefevre said...

oh how much do I love my mini donut pan! My kiddos do too! These cutie are perfect for Spring...or anytime!

Holly Lefevre said...

oh how much do I love my mini donut pan! My kiddos do too! These cutie are perfect for Spring...or anytime! said...

Hi, I'm featuring this today for What's New Wednesday at Grateful Belly. Thanks so much for joining the link party last week! Hope you can join in every Wednesday:) I can't wait to make these!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Oh WOW my mouth is watering! :) This recipe looks scrumptious. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Six Sisters said...

These look so good and donut pans are fun! Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We love having you and hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

Oh yummy!! We love making donuts at this house. It's a great treat!

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

I have a weakness for miniatures and things with sprinkles, so your from-scratch donuts completely won me over! Spotlighting on my Facebook page today!