Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze AND a visit from The Fairy Hobmother

My daughter recently celebrated her 9th birthday (gulp, is she really that old -time is flying way too fast!) and she wanted me to make homemade donuts for her party instead of a cake. I just got a new donut baking pan so I was excited to put it to use. She wanted plain donuts with a chocolate glaze. The donuts were super simple to make and so was the chocolate glaze. The girls all decorated their own donuts and loved them. They all agreed that I should make these donuts for the food blog (which is good because I had leftover chocolate glaze to use up).

Both of my kids had a tough day at school yesterday so I decided to cheer them up with another batch of homemade baked donuts. It worked... they both had fun decorating them (notice the massive amounts of sprinkles on each donut) and they really enjoyed eating them.

This donut post has been added to the No Croutons Required roundup.

Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze:
Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of
Original donut recipe by Iowa Girl Eats
Chocolate Glaze Recipe by The Curvy Carrot

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Coat the donut baking tray with cooking spray.

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add the buttermilk, egg, vanilla, and melted butter. Mix until well combined.

Transfer the batter into a large zip lock bag. Snip off a corner of the bag and pipe the batter evenly into a 6 cup donut pan.

Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until the dough is set and springy (they won't be golden brown). Let them sit for 1-2 minutes then place the donuts on a baking rack to cool a bit.

Chocolate Glaze:
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 oz semisweet bar or chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • Sprinkles for garnish
While the donuts are baking prepare the glaze.

In a heatproof bowl over simmering water, melt the butter and chocolate chips (if using a bar, chop into small pieces).

Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and hot water until smooth.

To glaze the donuts, dip each one face-down into the glaze.

Immediately garnish with sprinkles then let them cool for a few minutes on a wire rack right side up. Enjoy!!

Fairy Hobmother:

I was recently visiting the blog There's Always Time to Cook and she had a post about being visited by the Fairy Hobmother who happens to present Amazon gift cards to bloggers. All I had to do was comment on her blog about what I would want from Amazon if the Fairy Hobmother visited me and I said a donut baking pan. Simple? Yes, but something I have wanted for a long time now. A few days later I was visited by the Fairy Hobmother who granted me my wish and sent me an Amazon gift card so I could buy my donut pan and four amazing cookbooks that I have been wanting. I found out that the Fairy Hobmother actually is a really generous person who works for Appliances Online where they have awesome appliances like this dishwasher. Thank you so much for the generous gift Fairy Hobmother!!!

So now you, my dear readers, get a chance to be visited by the Fairy Hobmother too. All you have to do is comment on this post and tell me and the Fairy what it is you would buy with an Amazon gift card... who knows, you may have your wish granted just like I did. Good luck!

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