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Fan your Guilty Pleasures this Donut Day

 

Baked donut can be one of the ways to give a bit consolation of less calories intake as compared to the fried alternatives. This delectable recipe requires the following steps:

(This recipe makes 10 to 12 standard sized donuts)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar + 2 tablespoons
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk + 1 tablespoon
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp red food coloring


Ingredients for Whipped Cream:

  • 1/4 cup whipped cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tbsp heavy cream, or more depending on texture

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl. Gradually mix in egg and buttermilk. Stir in butter
  3. In a small bowl, mix in baking soda and vinegar, and then add vanilla. Add this mixture to donut batter and stir in red food color.
  4. Using a pastry bag or even a spoon fill each donutmould 2/3 of the way.
  5. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before removing from the oven.
  6. For whipped cheese cream, in a bowl, whisk cream cheese vigorously until it is smooth. Add sugar, vanilla and cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking constantly. This glaze will be a bit thicker so add cream to acquire your desired consistency.
  7. Dip the donuts in the mixture or glaze them with a spoon and finally cover them with chocolate sprinkles or chocolate shavings.
  8. Innovative Variation: the same steps can be used by following the ginger bread recipe and make your very own ginger bread donuts.

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