I hope everyone enjoyed their Eid and maximized on the blessing that is Ramadan. May all of our prayers and fasts be accepted, and may we carry on throughout the rest of the year with the steadfastness that we practiced this month.
To celebrate Eid, I present to you my dear friends, a chocolate baked donut! Sure, it’s not the same as a regular fried donut, but what’s not to love when we can save a few calories and get a taste that’s similar to the real deal? I made this on the 15th (ever since my son was born on May 15th last year, I make something sweet every month on the 15th… I know, I know, but when you have your first we’ll see whose talking 🙂 ) I hadn’t gotten a chance to upload this recipe because we had been so busy these last few weeks! We just got back on Tuesday from Toronto, and now I have to quickly pack for a trip to Texas this evening. Aiyaya I have so much to do, but these donuts have been silently yelling at me for not sharing their recipe sooner! Enjoy!
Slightly adapted from Cassie Craves.
Chocolate Baked Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze
Yield: 12 Donuts
- 1 ¾ cups cake flour
- ¼ cocoa powder
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 325°F and set aside two greased donut pans.
Whisk together cake flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
Spoon or pipe the batter into the donut pans, making sure to fill no more than two-thirds full. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until springy. Cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; add cocoa powder and milk. Cook the mixture to a boil, being sure to stir all the while. Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar until completely incorporated.
Dip one side of each donut in the glaze, return to the cooling rack, and allow the glaze to harden (at least 30 minutes.)