Chocolate Frosted Donuts
By Eat More Chocolate Team Confections Kid's Favorites Baking
April 16, 2015
These chocolate frosted donuts are baked, not fried – and are so simple to make! Cover them completely in sprinkles and you’ll find yourself eating more than just one.
- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Yields: 8 donuts
Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Spray a donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
For the donuts:
Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Whisk the egg, brown sugar, milk, and yogurt together until smooth. Add the melted butter and vanilla, whisking until fully combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. The batter will be very thick.
Spoon the batter into the donut cavities—I highly recommend using a large zipped-top bag for ease. Cut a corner off the bottom of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cup, filling 2 ∕ 3 –3 ∕ 4 of the way full.
Bake for 9–10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove from the pan and bake the remaining donut batter. Allow the donuts to slightly cool before glazing.
For the chocolate glaze:
Place the chocolate chips, butter, corn syrup, and water in a medium bowl. Melt in 20 second increments int he microwave, stirring after each time, until completely melted and smooth. Dip the tops of the donuts into the chocolate glaze and then cover with sprinkles. I simply poured the sprinkles into a deep bowl and dipped the tops of the donuts into it. You'll likely have leftover ganache. It's great on ice cream!
Donuts taste best eaten the same day, though they may be covered tightly and stored at room temperature for 2 days.
*Skim milk, 1%, 2%, whole, almond milk, soy milk, or coconut milk is OK.
*Nonfat, low fat, vanilla, plain, Greek or regular yogurt is OK.
*You may make this recipe into muffins using a muffin pan. Bake at the same temperature for 18 minutes or until lightly browned.
1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour (careful not to overmeasure)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (gives them that "bakery donut" taste)
1/3 cup (65g) light brown sugar
2 Tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter, melted
1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup (90g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons (30g) unsalted butter