So I have to admit something to you…doughnuts are probably my favorite sweet treat.  Crazy, I know.   As a kid, my parents would take my brother and I to Dunkin Donuts for a treat.  Boy, do I love Dunkin Donuts!  When my husband and I moved to Arizona there were a few Dunkin Donuts throughout the valley but eventually they all closed.  This was a very sad day for me.  But about 3 or 4 years ago Dunkin Donuts started to re-open in the valley.  I was so happy that I rushed to take my boys there…they became hooked!  As we all know eating Dunkin Donuts all the time is not healthy so I decided to make a baked doughnut we all can enjoy when we have the taste for them.

Today I am featuring two doughnut recipes.  One is a Snickerdoodle type doughnut and the other is a chocolate with chocolate glaze.  I am featuring two because everyone’s taste in doughnuts is different.  In our house my husband and oldest son LOVE the snickerdoodle doughnut and my youngest and I like the chocolate with chocolate glaze doughnut.   Really, I don’t think you can go wrong with either because they are both that good!

Both recipes made 18 doughnuts so I cut the both recipes in half and they turned out great

What is your favorite doughnut?  Do you like doughnuts for breakfast or as a dessert?  Do you say donut or doughnut?

Happy baking and enjoy the doughnuts!  My husband has already asked for a second batch of the Snickerdoodle doughnut 🙂

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Chocolate doughnut with chocolate glaze

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Chocolate doughnut with chocolate glaze

Chocolate Doughnuts

recipe from King Arthur Flour

  • 2/3 cup good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar, white or cider
  • 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) melted butter or 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons half & half or cream (light or heavy)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease the wells of two standard doughnut pan.  If you don’t have two pans, simply bake the batter in two batches.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, sugar, baking powder, espresso powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
  3. In a large measuring cup or medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and vinegar.
  4. Add the wet ingredients, along with the melted butter or vegetable oil, to the dry ingredients, stirring to blend; there’s no need to beat the batter, just make sure everything is well-combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan(s), filling them between 3/4 and full.
  6. Bake the doughnuts for 13-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean.
  7. Remove the doughnuts form the oven, and after 30 seconds or so, loosen their edges, turn the pan upside down over a rack, and gently let the doughnuts fall onto the rack.
  8. For sugar-coated doughnuts, immediately shake the doughnuts in 1 tablespoon granulated sugar; add 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder to the sugar for an additional touch of chocolate.
  9.  If you want to ice the doughnuts rather than shake them in sugar, allow them to cool completely before icing.
  10.  To make the glaze: Combine the chocolate chips and half & half or cream in a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup. Heat in 20 second increments, stirring the mixture in between until you get a smooth consistency.
  11. Remove from the microwave, and stir until the chips have melted and the glaze is smooth.
  12.  Spread glaze on the doughnuts.

Makes 18 doughnuts

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Snickerdoodle Doughnut

Tuesday Cook Off ~ Snickerdoodle Doughnut

Snickerdoodle Donuts

recipe from Heather Christo Cooks

-2 ¼ cups AP flour
-1 ¼ cups sugar
-2 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp cream of tartar
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp cinnamon
-pinch nutmeg

-1 cup cream
-2 eggs
-1 Tbs vanilla extract
-3 Tbs melted butter

-2 tsp melted butter
-½ cup sugar
-1 tsp cinnamon

Directions

In a medium shallow bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar and set aside.   Melt the butter in a small pan.  In a large bowl combine all of the dry ingredients.   In a separate bowl, whisk together the cream, egg and vanilla until smooth.   Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients.   Stir together and add the melted butter to the batter.  Stir the batter and mix it really well until smooth and sticky.   Spoon the batter into the donut pan.   

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until golden on top.    Let them cool for a few minutes before gently brushing them with a bit of melted butter and turning them out into the cinnamon sugar.   

Makes 18 Doughnuts

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