Chocolate Cake Doughnuts
3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp flour
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbsp earth balance
3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk*
1/2 cup almond "buttermilk"
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat the oven to 350 and grease your doughnut pan.
Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and dark chocolate in 30 second increments.
Stir until smooth.
Let the chocolate and butter cool for a minute, then add the sugar and whisk in the buttermilk and vanilla.
Whisk in the egg yolk.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined.
The batter will be quite thick.
Put the batter in a piping bag and pipe into the doughnut pan.
Bake for 13-15 minutes, and allow the doughnuts to cool in the pan for a few minutes.
Run a knife around the edge to loosen the doughnuts, then remove from the doughnut pan to cool.
Depending on your topping, allow the doughnuts to cool completely.
Matcha Powdered Sugar
Whisk 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 Tbsp of matcha together until no lumps remain.
While the doughnuts are still warm, toss in the matcha powdered sugar.
Allow doughnuts to cool and toss again for the perfect coating.
Whisk 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 Tbsp of matcha together until no lumps remain.
Coat the doughnuts in melted butter, then toss in the matcha sugar.
Whisk 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 tsp matcha, and a pinch of salt together. Add 1/2 Tbsp of water slowly to achieve desired thickness. Allow doughnuts to cool completely, then dip the top in the frosting.
*The doughnuts were quite fragile. I believe this is an issue of altitude. If baking at altitude, try using a whole egg rather than just the egg yolk. This should help the doughnut hold together better.
Saturday mornings, Sam and I watch Friday night's episode of Master Chef Junior. I have a love/hate relationship with the show; I love it because these kids are talented and make delicious food, but that's also why I hate it. I watch and curse at the kid who can make a plate that Gordon Ramsay would be delighted to serve in one of his restaurants. Even though I'm jealous of nine-year-old home chefs, I'm also in awe. We watch and I want to get in the kitchen and replicate their dishes.
This happened a couple of weeks ago when Remy, a fourteen-year-old contestant from New York City, made baked doughnuts with your choice of matcha or chocolate glaze. Her doughnuts won the challenge. At the beginning of the challenge, the judges told us and the kids that the winning recipe would be featured in Family Circle. I tried to find the recipe online, but couldn't. Instead, I found and modified the recipe you see above. Despite finding a tasty doughnut recipe and enjoying my version, I still wanted Remy's.
While grocery shopping that weekend, I found the issue of Family Circle with the doughnut recipe! I haven't made Remy's doughnuts yet, but you'll see another doughnut post soon!