As I used to be making my baked, vegan ‘Hostess copycat’ powdered sugar donuts just a few weeks in the past, after all I additionally needed to pair them with some Chocolate Frosted Donuts as nicely!
These baked vegan donuts are vanilla flavored and utterly coated in a wealthy chocolate coating. This isn’t your typical smooth chocolate glaze. This can be a wealthy, really chocolate coating! It completely jogs my memory of the Hostess model I used to eat.
So select your fave. Are you a powdered sugar donut fan or a Chocolate Frosted Donuts loyalist?? Or perhaps a little bit of each…
My First Fried Donut Recipe..
Little reminiscence for you.
I keep in mind again in junior excessive and highschool we had a category that was principally all about cooking and meals teams and household-type issues. It could have been known as Well being, although I wouldn’t actually say that was one of the best title. I keep in mind being so skeptical when the 4 meals teams have been proven off on an enormous poster board. Meat. Cheese. Tall glasses of milk. All issues I had began to shrink back from. However the true diet schooling star was the new-ish meals pyramid, launched by the USDA in 1992.
As for the pyramid, fruit and veggie part all the time caught my eye. Oh, and the plentiful carbs on the backside of the pyramid – sure please! All of the bread, ha.
That classroom had stoves and ovens and counter tops. All types of cooking provides. I don’t keep in mind the recipes we made, apart from one: donuts. However these have been fried donuts! I keep in mind pouring the oil into the pot and being shocked by how a lot oil you wanted to fry one thing like that.
The donuts received all fried and fluffy, oozing with oil and imperfect dough. We coated them in candy pink glaze and ate them heat. The definitely tasted ‘home made’ and I don’t imply that in a great way.
Baked Donuts (vs Frying)
Nowadays, I’ve made ‘fried donuts’ at house just some instances and I’m simply by no means impressed. That is the one time that baking actually does create a greater donut recipe for my part.
These Chocolate Frosted Donuts donuts – which begin with a vanilla donut – all the time win me over! You may simply obtain a fluffy, superb, wealthy (vegan!) donut through the use of a easy batter and a donut baking pan.
All that vegetable oil to fry one thing feels so outdated to me.
Chocolate Coating for Donuts
There are just a few methods to coat a donut with chocolate frosting. A lightweight and glossy glaze is one well-liked methodology. A thicker, cake-frosting-like chocolate frosting is one other one.
However my favourite must be this 360 degree-coated chocolate frosted donut. It’s my favourite for three causes..
- It jogs my memory of these mini Hostess frosted donuts (more healthy copy cat model)
- The components for the frosting are ridiculously easy: one ingredient!
- It’s a brilliant simple course of to coat, chill and revel in these donuts!
- Oh, bonus, you’ll be able to completely nonetheless add rainbow sprinkles if in case you have them available.
Learn how to Frost Donuts in Chocolate
This can be a little bit of a messy course of. However actually you simply must dive in and hand-dunk every baked donut. I prefer to smush one aspect into the chocolate, flip, use a spoon to pour some chocolate on that inside crevice – when wanted – then elevate the donut, drip any extra and place on the cooling rack.
And repeat till all of the donuts are lined. In order for you a thicker coating you’ll be able to even double dip them when they’re nonetheless shiny and even after the primary layer of chocolate has cooled.
Your fingers will had a bit chocolate-y, however probably not one thing I thoughts a lot. If you wish to keep mess-free you possibly can put on some disposable gloves and even simply attempt to dunk and elevate the donuts utilizing a fork or some kitchen tongs.
Craving extra donut recipes?
I’ve just a few of them in my cookbook HHVK, however these Powdered Sugar Donuts are additionally a winner!
Energy in Chocolate Frosted Donuts
When treating myself, I strive not to consider energy. As an alternative I take heed to my physique and know that I gained’t really feel good if I overdo it, so portion measurement, versus decadence quantity, is what issues to me. However these tremendous decadent-looking Chocolate Frosted Donuts are fairly nice for a deal with as a result of they solely comprise about 228 energy. Roughly relying on what number of chocolate frosting coats you wish to do. Single, double or triple dunk!
Chocolate Chips for Donut Frosting
You need to use any semi-sweet or darkish chocolate chips, chunks and even bars. Simply make sure that it’s vegan if that’s your dietary desire. I really like Guittard currently as a result of they all the time soften so nicely and style superb.
Chocolate Frosted Donuts
These fluffy, vegan vanilla baked donuts are lined all the best way round in a wealthy chocolate frosted coating.
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Servings: 6 donuts
- 1 cup flour, + Three Tbsp
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3 Tbsp sugar, natural
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, see notes
- 1/2 cup vegan egg replacer
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, non-obligatory
- 1/2 – 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 levels. Grease donut pan with oil or vegan butter.
Add all of the donut components to a big mixing bowl and whisk nicely – till clean.
Spoon the batter into donut pan.
Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes or till tops are fluffy and evenly browned – and insides go a toothpick check. Tops must be agency to the touch.
Let donuts cool in pan for ten minutes, then rigorously take away and switch to cooling rack. Cool for an additional 10-20 minutes.
Coating: In a double broiler setup, soften the chocolate chips till clean, shiny and silky. Donut the cooled donuts into the chocolate to coat on all sides. You may customise the thickness of the chocolate by doing a single or double – or triple dunk!
Set coated donuts on a cooling rack set over high a baking sheet to catch any chocolate drips. Permit the coating to chill for 10-20 minutes till agency sufficient to serve. For sooner firming up, place chocolate frosted donuts within the fridge or freezer till chocolate companies up. Serve! Retailer leftovers, lined, within the fridge.
Egg Replacers: I choose the JUST Egg liquid, however silken tofu, apple sauce or flax eggs work too.Vegetable oils: I exploit walnut oil, however any impartial veggie oil will work. Safflower oil, coconut oil and extra will work.
diet estimate | per serving
Energy: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fats: 10g | Saturated Fats: 7g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg