If there's one thing that grabs people's attention on Instagram, it's donuts. I don't know why, but people love to look at donuts. Don't get me wrong, people love to taste donuts too, I'm sure, but people really love to look at donuts.
In my apartment, however, there's not a lot of actual looking that goes on at donuts. It feels like I make them and the next day they've poofed! So... I'm pretty sure I made Kenneth's day when I whipped up this chocolate donut recipe (for my sweetheart!). I named them "sweetheart" chocolate donuts with Valentines Day in mind, because I'm pretty sure these donuts are the way to anyone's heart.
I've got two types of icing on these tasty treats: a simple vanilla frosting and a chocolate glaze. The recipes for both are included below, depending on how what you're in the mood for. This chocolate donut recipe is quite moist and rich, so I recommend trying out the basic vanilla icing first.
– I used a Wilton 6-Cavity Donut Pan.
– I used Wholesome Organic Light Brown Sugar and found the donuts to be more moist when using this.
– When adding the vinegar to the wet ingredients in the recipe, it is normal to see the milk curdle a little bit.
– In the pink icing, I used one drop of red food coloring.
- 2/3 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp whole milk
- 1 tsp light corn syrup
- 1 drop food coloring (optional)
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tbsp water
- 1/2 tbsp light corn syrup