Valentine’s Day is coming up and nothing says “I love you” quite like a doughnut. Well, that’s not true but, I would take a good old-fashioned doughnut over a box of chocolate any day. I mean, seriously, what is not to love about a doughnut?!?
I seriously love doughnuts (I even like that they are spelled this way)! To be honest, however, I really only like two types of doughnuts: chocolate old-fashion and apple. I don’t like plain glazed doughnuts, never have. Not a huge fan of maple doughnuts or the kind with the pink frosting and sprinkles. I also don’t particularly care for chocolate cake doughnuts (I know, shocking!) or any kind of filled doughnut. I only like chocolate old-fashion and apple (that’s not to say, however, that I won’t take a bite out of other doughnuts…).
Although these doughnuts include no trace of apple and are far from a chocolate old-fashion, they are tasty nonetheless. The cool thing about them is they are baked! So obviously they’re semi-healthy… right?
I impulsively bought these doughnut pans last year from Target, thinking I would make donuts on a regular basis and that I just absolutely needed them. Wrong. I’ve made doughnuts once since then so I thought it was time to try them out again. Also, I just found out that you can get married at Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, Oregon and doughnuts are included as your cake! My future wedding planning just got easier!
These doughnuts are super easy and smell delicious as they are baking! I found this recipe on Joy the Baker. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, you definitely should! The original recipe (here) yields 6 donuts so I increased the recipe to make 2 dozen. I had every intention of bringing them to work but family and friends got to them first. When I woke up, only 4 were left… Enjoy!
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 sticks butter
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 3 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 box and some more powdered sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 4 tsp vanilla
- Grease/spray donut pans and pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In mixer, mix together flour, baking powder and soda, sugar, salt and nutmeg.
- Melt butter over medium heat until it browns. Starts to smell carmely and yummy and looks brown.
- Meanwhile, in separate bowl mix together eggs, buttermilk and vanilla. Add browned butter.
- Mix together the wet and dry ingredients. Spoon batter into donut pans.
- Bake 8-10 minutes.
For the Glaze: Mix together powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and milk. Add more powdered sugar to thicken and more milk to thin out. Once donuts are cooled, dip the donuts in the glaze. Add sprinkles if wanted.