Monday, March 14, 2016

Chocolate Sprinkled Donuts Recipe For Spring

Spring is finally coming and even though it's still a few days away, I'm very excited. It's been a very cold and rainy winter in the Seattle area this year, and I'm done with it. We have had more power outages this year than I can ever recall, and it can be so frustrating to try and get things done when you have no electricity.

So the last time we had a power outage, as soon as it came back on, my granddaughter Ashley and I decided we needed to make donuts to celebrate. She is my little baking buddy and she would have us bake everyday if I let her. But I was ready to celebrate the return of our electricity and baked donuts are something that can be made quickly and with little fuss.

I always try to have different varieties of sprinkles on hand because they can turn something plain into something fun and festive.

Since I love being frugal, I'm always on the hunt for a good deal and I found a good sized container of these sprinkles at Target for only a dollar. Now that's a bargain!

A lot of baked donut recipes call for buttermilk, but since I don't keep it on hand, I always have to plan ahead and buy some before I can make donuts. I was happy to find a recipe for these cake donuts that doesn't require buttermilk, so it's perfect for whipping a batch up whenever you feel like it.

These are rich and chocolaty, and super simple to put together. Since my granddaughter was helping to make these, I was glad the recipe was so easy.

If you love donuts, I recommend buying a donut pan. I have the regular size pan, and recently bought the mini size, which makes cute little donuts that my family loves.

Recipe for Chocolate Sprinkled Donuts


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled

For glaze:

2 cups confectioners sugar
about 6 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
sprinkles of choice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, beat egg to blend with milk, melted butter, and vanilla.
Add flour mixture and stir just until all ingredients are combined. Spoon batter 2/3 full into a well greased donut pan.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Let donuts cool on a wire rack before glazing.

To make the glaze, whisk together the confectioners sugar, milk and vanilla. Dip cooled donut halfway into the glaze, place on wire rack, then decorate with sprinkles.

Makes 12 donuts.


1 comment

Love Glasses said...

Thse Chocolate Sprinkled Donuts look so so so cute

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