My daughter and I were looking for desserts to make and saw this recipe on Pinterest, I think. I love the ganache added to the donut. It really takes the donut over the top. It makes these chocolate glazed donuts a dessert. By I assume you have often wondered as I do, is a donut a breakfast or a dessert? So I went searching for answers – I googled it. I could not seem to find an answer but what I did find is that I think the actual spelling should be doughnut. It is after all fried dough. It does not have to be fried though and I like to bake them to make them healthier.
INGREDIENTS (adapted from Buns in my Oven):
For the donuts:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
For the glaze:
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
To make the donuts:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and baking soda.
In a separate bowl, beat together the vanilla, egg, sour cream, milk, and oil. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.
Spoon in a donut pan greased with spray. Bake for 8 minutes or until the tops spring back when you touch them.
Let the donuts cool in the pan before glazing.
To make the glaze:
In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the sugar, milk, and vanilla until well combined. Remove from the heat. Dunk the donuts in the glaze to fully coat and place on a wire rack to set.
8 ounces good semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
Heat the cream in a heavy sauce pan. Combine the chocolate chips and instant coffee to the warm milk and stir until fully incorporated.
Finish making the dounts by dipping the donuts in the ganache.
Return to the wire rack and let set.
Serve and enjoy!