baked chocolate doughnuts

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This is my first foray into making doughnuts. Aren’t they cute?!

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Doughnuts are one of those things that pro baking bloggers post about quite often, but I’ve just been blind to because you need a special tin to make them. But the stars aligned yesterday when I found myself in my favourite cookshop with a voucher. What’s a girl to do?!

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I’ve recently found Benjamina from Bake Off’s blog, and she posted a recipe the other day for making chai-spiced baked doughnuts. YUM. Whilst baked doughnuts don’t quite taste the same as the fried kind, they are much easier, quicker, healthier and cleaner than their oily counterparts #winning

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Simply whisk together all the ingredients, pipe into the tin, and bake for around 10 mins. I foresee a lot of doughnuts in my future…

Baked Chocolate Doughnuts

This recipe has been modified from this one by Pastry Affair.

The tin I used is this one.

Ingredients

  • 115g caster sugar
  • 160g plain flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp bicarb. soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80ml milk
  • 115g greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg {room temp.}
Glaze:
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ tbsp milk
  • sprinkles

Method

Preheat your oven to 180*C.

Sieve the flour, sugar, cocoa, bicarb, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl.

In a jug, mix together the melted butter, vanilla, milk, yogurt and egg.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk together until combined.

Grease the doughnut pan with a little butter, and then sprinkle some flour on top. Pat the tin to spread the flour out.

Spoon the mixture into a piping bag or a sandwich bag. Cut off the corner and pipe the mixture into the doughnut pan, about halfway full.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, then carefully remove and leave to cool on a wire rack.

To make the glaze, whisk together the icing sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth. Drizzle onto the doughnuts with a spoon, or pick the doughnuts up and dunk them in to get a more even coating. Top with sprinkles and leave to set.

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