Baked Chocolate Doughnuts

Chocolate chip and vanilla doughnuts, topped with a dark chocolate ganache and chocolate sprinkles.

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One of my Christmas presents I have been itching to use is my baked doughnut kit, which came with some nice silicone moulds for making doughnuts in the oven rather than frying them!

Although I love making doughnuts the traditional way with bread dough, it does take quite a lot of time, and it’s harder to add fruit prices etc. so I really wanted to give the baked variety a go!

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I decided to start with a basic recipe as I have never baked them before, so I used this Lakeland recipe, and added milk chocolate chips and a chocolate icing.

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The doughnuts were super easy to make as the batter was a lot like a muffin mix and baking them was really really easy. They we’re really fun to ice and decorate too, so I can’t wait to try some more flavours!

I will be bringing these delicious doughnuts to Fiesta Friday #104 this week hosted by Angie and co-hosted by Mila @ milkandbunand Hilda @ Along The Grapevine. Happy Friday!

Variations: You could use white chocolate ganache instead of dark for a sweeter finish. You could also add some orange juice and zest to the doughnuts to make chocolate orange flavour.

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Ingredients: Makes 8-10 large doughnuts

  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 100g milk chocolate chips
  • 175g milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 75ml double cream

 

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To Make:Β 

Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a doughnut pan, or silicone moulds.

Combine the flour, sugar,Β salt Β and chocolate chips in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, eggs,Β olive oil and vanilla extract.

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Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix to combine to a loose batter.

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Spoon into the doughnut cases until 2-3 full.

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Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes until cooked through and golden brown.

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Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Melt the cream and chocolate together in the microwave for 30 sends at a time, until smooth and glossy.

Dip each doughnut into the ganache, smooth over and scatter over the chocolate sprinkles or hundreds and thousands.

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Serve and enjoy!

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18 thoughts on “Baked Chocolate Doughnuts”

  1. These look every bit as good as the fried ones, and much easier and lighter to eat. I imagine we’ll be seeing a lot more of this baked variety now that you have brought them to our attention. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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