At my last job, I had a manager who would sometimes bring in donuts on Fridays for the team. Once we knew this was coming, we would request our favorite kind of donut. Someone requested a chocolate frosted donut. What comes to mind when you hear 'chocolate frosted donut'? Is it a plain donut with chocolate frosting? Or is it a chocolate donut with glaze? It all depends on where you put the emphasis: chocolate frosted or chocolate, frosted. But let's be real, it's glazed if it's the latter, not frosted. Get it straight.
I found this made a little less than a dozen donuts and so the leftover frosting was consumed by the spoonful. The dough gets a little sticky, it looks like I should be dropping it into a fryer but we're baking them! And for added health bonus, they're made with more Greek yogurt. Again, another kick I'm on right now.
Stir away and then add to the donut pan. Sometimes the batter is thin enough to pour but this dough was stretchy so I used to spoons to kind stretch it out into the pan.
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of whole milk
- 2/3 cups of plain Greek yogurt
- 3 Tablespoons butter (melted)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350. Grease your donut pan and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
- In a measuring cup or small bowl, combine the melted butter, milk, egg, vanilla and yogurt. Whisk together until everything is smooth.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with flour, stirring as you go. Mix until there are no more dry spots of flour.
- Spoon the batter into the baking pan so it is almost level.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and firm.
- Allow to cool completely before frosting. Makes 10-12 donuts.
- 1/3 cup of whole milk
- 1-1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips
- Pour the milk into a microwave safe bowl. Heat for about a minute until the milk is hot enough to melt the chocolate.
- Add the chocolate chips and stir until smooth and melted. You can put it back in the microwave if needed.
- Carefully dip the donuts, one side down, in the frosting. Remove and set on wax paper to set.
- You can either add sprinkles and be done oooor you can wait for the frosting to set and dip the other side of the donut for complete coverage.
- Serve with coffee or straight to your face!