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Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

Chocolate Cake Doughnuts Pg.75

These baked chocolate cake doughnuts are dense and packed with chocolate flavor. Try glazing them with a classic doughnut glaze, or for a really decadent chocolate experience, try the chocolate peanut-butter glaze.             

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  • 4 dozenServings


  • 2⁄3 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 3⁄4 cup hot water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 cup non-dairy sour cream
  • 1 1⁄3 cups brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon salt


1. Spray a regular or mini doughnut pan with baking spray. 

2. In a small bowl whisk the cocoa powder with the hot water until dissolved. 

3. Stir in the baking soda and sour cream and set aside. 

4. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the brown sugar with the oil until combined. 

5. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until light in color. 

6. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and beat on low speed for a few seconds. 

7. Pour the cocoa mixture into the mixer and mix until smooth and combined. 

8. Fill piping bag fitted with a small straight tip or a ziptop bag with the corner snipped off with batter. Pipe the batter into the doughnut pan, filling each doughnut 2⁄3 of the way full.

9. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the doughnuts spring back to the touch. 

10. Allow to cool slightly and then turn the doughnuts out onto a cooling rack. 

11. Once cool, finish the dough- nuts with your favorite glaze.