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Baked Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze~

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I was thrilled to win a Wilton donut pan from my friend, Lindsey, of Gingerbread Bagels. Just the week before her giveaway, hubby had suggested I give donut making a try.  He’s the first to volunteer to run to our bakery when we’re out of sandwich bread, only to return home with armloads of boxed donuts and donut holes.  Cake donuts with chocolate glaze are the boys’ preferences while the queen prefers glazed donut holes.
The kids all thought these were darn tasty for a healthier non-fried version.  Bill was not impressed with the glaze feeling it wasn’t sweet enough.  Well, that’s easy enough to remedy…I’ll whisk in some sifted powdered sugar next time. These are best eaten the day they are baked.  Thanks, Lindsey, for my new toy!
Baked Cake Donuts…adapted from Wilton
2 cups cake flour, sifted
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Glaze:
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons corn syrup
2 teaspoons hot water
Cinnamon topping:
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 425º. Spray donut pan with cooking spray.
Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt.  Add buttermilk, eggs and butter. Whisk till just combined.  Fill each donut cup about 2/3 full. I used a ziplock bag with a corner snipped off to pipe the dough into the slots.
Bake 7-9 minutes or till top springs back when touched.  Cool a couple minutes, then remove to cooling rack.
Make chocolate glaze by melting chocolate chips, butter and corn syrup together in microwave using 30 second intervals, stirring frequently till smooth and melted.  Add water and stir to combine.  Dip one side of donut into chocolate glaze, allowing excess to drip off.  Return to wire rack to allow glaze to set (it will still be sticky).
For cinnamon donuts, dip one side of donut into melted butter, then into mixture of cinnamon and sugar.  Repeat on other side if desired.
Makes 12 donuts.

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32 comments on “Baked Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze~”

  1. Nice job Lizzy!!!! But you our already know this is my favorite pan bar none in the baking industry. I love how they come out, to me everyone that even likes donuts should have one!!!… I have made a similiar recipe and have three more in the works… cant wait to see what else you will whip up next!! SO MUCH FUN!

  2. That certainly does look delicious! You’ve aptly named your site, because you obviously sure can bake!

  3. Looks so tasty Lizzy, esp the choc glaze on top. I will reserve this recipe for next time but the carrot recipe is still on my list for this weekend.

    Thanks for the tips and will for sure link back to your recipe on this sharing.

  4. I was just looking for a good Donuts recipe….thank you…really really thenk you, have a great day, hugs, Flavia

  5. I have never made donuts , my sis just loves , will try it your way . Thank you Lizzy for visiting my blog and for the lovely comments , I really appreciate it 🙂 .

  6. I have been considering the donut pan because there has been an array of enticing recipes all around.
    These do look like a wonderful success and baked is so much better than frying. I wish I had one of these with my morning coffee-yum!

  7. Your doughnuts look soo good, perfect with a cup of coffee. You would never know that they were baked, or somewhat healthy. Congrats on your new “toy.”

  8. And the icing so perfectly glazed too…just lovely Liz.

  9. they look so great!

  10. I need to try baked donut. That skinny chick can bake – for sure:)

  11. Those donuts look so delicious…best thing is they are baked! Would love to try making these if I can get my hands on the mould!

  12. I’m going nuts just looking at these drooling-inducing photos, Lizzy. Congrats on that donut pan – sounds the way to go for a no-fry version and dribbled with all that chocolate… My favourite. Takes me right back to my childhood and getting these from my Granny if we were good (so that wasn’t that often!)

  13. I got a donut pan for my birthday back in February and still haven’t made anything yet. I need to remedy that soon, these look fantastic Lizzy!

  14. We must have been on the same wave lentgh! I posted baked donut muffins today! These look wonderful…I so need a donut pan!

  15. Look this Lizzy! If my kids see these want I make yah!! look delicious, gloria

  16. Those really are gorgeous. Can you make some with a lemon glaze for me? 🙂 Just curious though, how are they different than a cupcake in round form?

  17. worst blog to look at when you’re hungry and havent eating anything in a while… like me

  18. I love love love cake donuts! These look delicious.

  19. Your donuts look perfect! I have never made donuts – I need a pan!

  20. I have a tremendous weakness for donuts, but have ironically never made them at home. I have your recipe bookmarked and it will be attempted sooner rather than later. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Your donuts look awesome!! Yum!! Congratulations on winning the pan. 🙂

  22. I fried doughnuts for the first time with our baking group BAKED Sunday Mornings and I hated the smell of the oil after the frying was done. I know I would prefer them baked especially if they turn out as well as yours.

  23. Perfect donuts!! They looks so delicious! I am so happy that I could bake them, it will be guilt free to eat two in a row!

    Have a great evening 🙂

  24. I have yet to try baked donuts. Yours look great and are making want to finally go and buy the pan!

  25. Wow looks so yummy! This is my 2nd donuts post I’ve read today and I’m really craving for donuts. Look at the chocolate glaze….so irresistible!

  26. Delicious! Congratulations on winning the pan – I was excited for you and you rocked those donuts, girlfriend!

  27. I don’t have a donut pan, but I saw those cute little machines that make mini donuts, mini cupcakes etc.. I bet this recipe would work perfect with them. Now I need to go shopping.. Darn. 🙂

    PS!!! Congrats on the Foodbuzz Nomination!! I am so thrilled to bits for you. I voted for you so I will definitely keep my fingers crossed. Yay!!!!

  28. I prefer cake type doughnuts also, unless I have access to Krispy Kreme. Thankfully we don’t have one in our area. I think your chocolate glaze is a perfect crowning touch. The fact that they’re baked makes them slide down a bit easier.

  29. Oooh…that glaze. I’m drooling like Homer Simpson!

  30. Such perfect donuts…and not having to feel guilty for eating them. Sure beats frying…yumm!

  31. Oh what a cool mold you won, wonder what it looks like. And have a bake cake donut can hopefully remove some guilt of eating the fried kind. Can’t wait to see what else you will come up with from this new toy.

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