Friday, July 13, 2012

Chocolate Donuts

These are my famous chocolate donuts. They're super soft and chewy and chocolate lovers just can't resist to eat them. Another great thing about these donuts is the fact that they're baked, not fried! This makes them so soft and non-oily. I have to say I really like traditional, fried donuts, but it's hard to buy good ones here in Slovenia because many people don't know this delicious treat.
I bought a donut pan back in february after weeks (!) of consideration whether I need one. Of course I didn't need one, I just wanted one. So I finally bought it and became obsessed with baking donuts of any kind, every single day. Another fun fact is that my grandpa, who is not a dessert person at all, ate a dozen of them on my grandma's birthday party. So I know what to get him on his birthday. And Christmas.

130g all purpose flour
2 table spoons cocoa powder
1 tea spoon baking powder
¼ tea spoon bicarbonate of soda
75g sugar
a pinch of nutmeg
a pinch of salt
2 table spoons butter
¼ cup buttermilk or regular milk with lemon juice
¼ cup  yogurt
¼ tea spoon vanilla
One egg

Sift the flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda. Add the sugar, salt and nutmeg. Combine and add the butter. Now mix it all up with your fingers. You have to create crumbs or bigger chunks of the mixture. In another bowl beat yogurt, milk, vanilla and egg. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix it all up with a spatula. Don't overmix the batter! It's perfectly fine to have a mess, not a liquid sauce.
Fill in the greased donut pan and bake for about 6-8 minutes on 180°C. Leave to cool for 5 minutes and glaze the donuts with melted chocolate or sprinkle some powdered sugar on top.


  1. this makes me want a donut! chocolate and strawberry donuts are my favorite

    1. I've never tried a strawberry donut! Must be delicious.


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