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Mini Chocolate Donuts

February 24, 2012

mini chocolate donuts

Okay, these are delicious.  I’m just going to tell you that right now.  Want to make some?  Okay, let’s get started.  First of all, you’re going to need a mini donut pan
or two.  This is a recipe that I modified from a few I found on the internet.  All right, here’s the recipe:

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c unsweetened dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray a mini donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.  In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar buttermilk, and melted butter.  Stir the wet ingredients into the dry.  Now pour the whole mixture into a ziploc bag and cut off the tip (you can use a pastry bag here, but if you don’t have one, a ziploc bag works great).  Pipe a thin layer of the batter into each donut mold (don’t fill them all the way, because they will rise)

Bake for 4-6 minutes, until they spring back when lightly pressed.  Allow to cool in the mold for 5 minutes, then gently remove and cool completely.

For the Ganache Glaze, you’ll need 1/2 cup cream and 1/2 cup high quality chopped chocolate (I used Ghiradelli 60% cacao chocolate chips).  You can do it over the stovetop, but for such a small amount I just used the microwave.  Put the chocolate into a bowl, and microwave the cream at 30 second intervals until it starts foaming and threatens to boil over the container.  Remove cream from the microwave and pour over chocolate.  Let sit for 1 minute.  Stir vigorously for 2 minutes.  Let it sit at room temperature for a couple of hours to cool.  Dip your mini donuts in and decorate with sprinkles if desired.

I made these for my family the other night.  We had breakfast dinner, and donuts as a special treat.  Of course, I didn’t make them early enough, so the ganache was still a little warm, so we just had little bowls of ganache and everyone dipped their donuts into the ganache as they ate.  They loved it and thought it was so fun that we were having donuts with dinner.  And let’s face it, these donuts are basically just a vehicle for the ganache.

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 26, 2012 6:44 pm

    Oh wow. I need to make these!

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