What makes a decadent chocolate baked doughnut better? A generous dunk in a sweet chocolate glaze! These double chocolate doughnuts are the ideal fluffy and rich treat.
As I have mentioned in my latest posts, at the moment I’m having a huge sweet tooth. Most probably it’s the baby showing me already that he’ll have a sweet tooth once he is out! Although, I’m non stop craving sweet treats I’m trying to be careful as we all know huge amounts of processed sugars aren’t the best for you! However, I’m still treating myself once in a while with such desserts! To satisfy my cravings I’m making a batch of baked doughnuts once in a while. And these double chocolate doughnuts are one of my latest creations.
Creating the doughnuts
For these chocolate baked doughnuts I use my go to doughnuts recipe, which I tweak according to what I’m flavouring it with. The richness of these doughnuts comes directly from the cocoa powder and the espresso powder. Together they just create a full chocolatey taste that makes you eat more than one doughnut! As always I suggest that you use good high quality cocoa powder as this will definitely effect the richness in your baked goods.
After baking, I prepare this simple thick chocolate glaze that literally takes only a couple of minutes to make. You can either prepare it in a microwave by placing all the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and melt everything with 30 seconds intervals. Or else, if like me you don’t have a microwave, in a small saucepan heat up the heavy cream and butter. Then place the warm liquids on top of the chopped chocolate in a bowl. Mix together until all the chocolate has melted. And that’s it! You’ll have a thick chocolate glaze to cover all your chocolate doughnuts with. You can leave them just as they are or else you can add either shaved chocolate, chocolate sprinkles, nuts or anything you want to be fair!
Baked doughnuts for the win!
For me, baked doughnuts are a great way to treat yourself immediately or else to prepare for your future self. You’ll be grateful for that decision! Unlike fried doughnuts, baked doughnuts, without a glaze, can easily last for a long time in the freezer. As basically, they are just cake in a doughnut shape! Glazed baked doughnuts can last up to a week in an air tight container. However, if you want to save these doughnuts further, I would recommend that you freeze the doughnut without a glaze, and they can last up to 3 months. Simply defrost and enjoy.
For more baked doughnuts recipes, check out these Almond baked doughnuts with a pomegranate glaze
Double Chocolate Doughnuts
Chocolate Baked Doughnuts
- 145 g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 45 g cocoa powder
- 90 g brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- 1 egg
- 25 g unsalted butter melted
- 125 ml milk
- 80 g chocolate chopped
- 25 g unsalted butter
- 45 ml heavy cream
- Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F. Spray your doughnut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, espresso powder, baking powder and salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix all the remaining wet ingredients – the milk, butter and egg – until you have a creamy consistency.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture gently. Mix them together until everything is combined.
- Transfer the mixture to a piping bag and pipe the batter into the pan, filling about halfway.
- Bake the doughnuts for 10 minutes, until they're fully cooked from the inside and a cake tester comes out clean.
- Allow them to cool for few minutes in the pan before placing them on a cooling rack. Let them cool completely.
- For the glaze, you can either place the chocolate, heavy cream and butter in a small bowl and gently melt everything in the microwave with 30 seconds intervals. Or else, in a small saucepan you can heat up the heavy cream and butter, then place the warm liquids on top of the chopped chocolate in a bowl. Mix together until all the chocolate has melted.
- Dip the doughnuts in the glaze and place them back on the cooling rack, for the extra glaze to drip off. The doughnuts can be enjoyed immediately or after the glaze have set. Enjoy!
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