I’m not really a donut fan, so I have no idea why I decided to make donuts when the husband wasn’t here yet. They just sounded so good when I saw them on It Ain’ Meat Babe (defunct link, posted recipe below!). They are really easy to make. Want to know the secret of making donuts without a mess? Pipe the batter into the pan. Seriously, it will save you such a headache, especially if you use a mini donut pan like I do.
The verdict? Yummy. I mean, they are pretty cakey and I actually enjoyed them. I just dunked them in melted chocolate without the oil because I was too lazy to go to the store and pick up some coconut oil. I still don’t have a fully stocked pantry. I’m working on it, but I’m trying in this new place not to be a huge food collector. It is hard but it should save me money in the long run, right?
Chocolate Baked Donuts
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup soymilk
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 Egg replacer for 1 egg
- 4 Tbsp vegan margarine
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Sift flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder into a large bowl. Stir in sugar and salt.
- Over medium-low heat, combine all other ingredients, stirring gently until the margarine has melted and everything is smoothly combined.
- Mix wet ingredients into dry, don’t over mix.
- Pour batter into lightly greased donut pan. Working with a donut pan takes a bit of practice, but the most important thing is to ensure that the dough is distributed evenly around the ring, otherwise you’ll have wonky donuts that are thicker on one side.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes until donuts spring back when you poke them.
- I put quite a bit of batter in the pan for each donut, and ended up with 8 donuts total. I think I might have been able to get 12 if I’d been more conservative with the dough.
- For the frosting I melted about a 1/2 cup of vegan chocolate chips with one tablespoon of coconut oil and dunked the top of each donut in that mixture, then let them sit on a sheet of parchment paper until the frosting cooled enough to be solid, not sticky. If you want to add sprinkles (like some kind of overachiever) then you’ll want to do that before the frosting cools.