Itty bitty dark chocolate baked donuts? Heck yeah! I knew that’s what was going through Wesley’s mind when he saw the newly baked creations. Thank goodness my recipe made a pretty decent sized batch, since I couldn’t keep him out of them. It was like sugared love at first sight. If it wasn’t a thing, it is now.
I knew I only had a few hours left to capture the perfect picture before Wesley came home from work. It was critical that I got to work on that, as he wiped out a good amount at lunch time. To my surprise, I managed to get some pretty beautiful pictures. At least, in my opinion, they look beautiful. Food gawker might tell me something different, we shall see.
I think the little valentine’s hearts popped on this extremely dark donuts. The tiny hearts added a nice little crunch to the moist, spongy, cake-like donuts. It was the perfect little bite of donut. Who needs deep friend dough anyway? You’ll need a mini donut pan to bake these.
This is a little off subject, but what’s new. My husband and I just celebrated our 4 year anniversary on the 3rd of this month. We went to a nice little restaurant in Oneonta, a town just north of us. Of course we brought along our little guy. The restaurant was an old train depot and there were trains plastered all over the walls. Lucian was in awe of the place. It made my night.
Dark Chocolate Baked Donuts
- 2 T, vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp, vanilla extract
- 2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup Hershey's special dark cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup white chocolate candy melts for garnish
- sprinkles for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a mini donut pan with cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, add in oil and sugar. Whisk until combined.
- Add in the eggs and continue whisking until thoroughly incorporated.
- Add in the heavy cream, vinegar, and vanilla and whisk until combined.
- In a separate bowl, sift the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Pour all the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and whisk until everything is incorporated.
- Pour the batter into a piping bag or ziploc bag, cut a very small hole and squeeze batter into each donut shape in the pan. Give the pan a tap. Place into the oven for 5 and 1/2 minutes or until done.
- Place the candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 second intervals until melted. Using a spoon, flick the chocolate over each donut. Finish the donuts off with adding sprinkles.
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