I go on kicks of things I like and eat them all the time. Then I go on another kick and eat that. Like donuts. Or doughnuts. Whatever. This isn't a spelling class, it's a food blog. Ok, actually doughnuts are the original fried dough version. Please don't get mad and send me emails about the subject. Cake donuts are still a thing. I love all kinds but will eat Apple Fritters for a while then move on to custard filled and then to crullers. Now just so happens to be my cake donut phase. Specifically chocolate cake donuts with chocolate frosting. That is my go-to treat if I get one at the bakery in my grocery store.
I decided I needed to make them at home. Especially since I received a donut pan for Christmas from my husband and kids. They turned out great! And they are healthier than the kind in the store, fo'sho'. I know everyone is all big on eating healthy right now, myself included. BUT. I need treats.
Not fruit topped with lite whipped cream that is supposed to count as a dessert. Nor do I want stuff sweetened with fake sugar. Except Diet Coke. I can make my own desserts and control what I put in them. Like Coconut Sugar. Definitely the way to go. When you bake with it, it tastes just like regular sugar was used. I found it at Walmart to try, but Amazon has it, too. So excuse me while I have a treat.
I'm just not gonna eat them all. Maybe.
1 C. flour
1/4 C. + 2 Tbsp. coconut sugar (or granulated)
1/4 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 C. + 3 Tbsp. milk1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla bean paste or 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
your favorite chocolate frosting recipe (I love Betty Crocker's canned kind)
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
- Spray a donut pan with cooking spray. You can find them on Amazon, this link is for 2 pans, but you can choose the option of 1 pan.
- Mix together the dry ingredients.
- Add the milk, egg, vanilla and butter; mix until smooth.
- Divide the batter among the donut cavities.
- Bake 12-14 minutes until done.
- Cool for 1 minute in the pan and then turn donuts out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.
- Dip the tops of donuts into your favorite frosting and top with sprinkles if desired.
Because I love coconut sugar so much, I am giving away a bag for you to try! This giveaway is closed. The winner is Lori!!
There are so many benefits to it. It has a low glycemic index and is a safe alternative for diabetics. It's a real thing, not a fake substitute for sugar. To enter to win, just leave a comment and let me know of any goals you have for the year. If you don't have any (no judgements here!) just tell me something that made you smile today. Be sure to include your email address. Giveaway ends Jan. 11th.
This giveaway is from me and me alone. I just love it and want you to love it, too!