this recipe I had pinned.
The best part was that the only "special" ingredient I don't always have on hand is the plain yogurt. But thankfully this time, I did.
So this morning I went to work.
This is a fairly quick recipe (which was a treat for the kids...not much waiting). It was easy. And when I calculated the calories, it wasn't too bad. I don't feel very guilty that I ate two. Even though I wanted to eat like 12.
By the way, I have a doughnut pan, otherwise the circles wouldn't be so "circlish". :)
Oh, I doubled the recipe and I did NOT use a mini doughnut pan...even with doubling the recipe, I got 15 doughnuts. So next time I may have to triple if we want to have any left over. That being said, there is not really any reason to double the glaze. I did, and I ended up with WAY too much.
Doughnut ingredients: (recipe is doubled from original)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
2/3 cups white granulated sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 Tbsp plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
6 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375.
Mix the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl. I just used a whisk.
Add in the remaining ingredients (yogurt, milk, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla).
Stir until smooth.
Grease a doughnut pan. I read on the original site that someone used a mini muffin pan instead...that is a great idea if you don't have a doughnut pan.
Fill the circles about 3/4 full. Mine was kind of thick so I just kind of "spooned" it in.
Bake for 7 minutes. A good test is to press a doughnut. If the indention springs back immediately, it is ready.
Let them cool on a wire rack. I probably didn't let them cool quite long enough before glazing but I had a hungry crew. :)
Glaze Ingredients: (not doubled)
2 Tbsp unsalted butter (I didn't have any on hand so I used salted which works okay)
3/4 tsp light corn syrup (I am not a big corn syrup person so I substituted with honey)
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips (I used my favorite Ghirardelli)
1/2 cup powdered (confectioner's) sugar
Optional: Sprinkles for decoration (I did half with, half without. My kids loved the sprinkles touch but I have to use some pricey all natural ones :)
Over low heat, add the butter, corn syrup or honey, milk, and vanilla extract to a small sauce pan. Stir constantly until butter melts. Once melted, add in the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Again, stir until melted. Then add in the powdered sugar. Stir until smooth.
Glaze doughnuts. I just held the doughnuts and dipped them halfway into the glaze.
Add sprinkles immediately if desired.
I have tried a few doughnut recipes and this has been one of my favorites. It is a cake like doughnut...yum!