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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Triple Chocolate Donuts

Have I told y'all how much I love chocolate? I mean, who doesn't - right?! My family also loves donuts - chocolate ones especially! I don't make these too often, but they are a nice treat every now and then. If you want an absolutely carefree breakfast for Christmas morning (or any morning, for that matter) - make some of these the night before. They're simple, quick and delish! I do serve them with fresh fruit salad - ya know, to balance it out. ;)

Triple Chocolate Donuts
Printable recipe
Slightly adapted from Inside BruCrew Life
Yield: 15-18 donuts

½ cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla
⅓ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup sugar
1 large egg
⅔ cup sour cream
⅔ cup buttermilk
1½ tsp. baking powder
1½ tsp. baking soda
½ cup cocoa powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chocolate chips

For the glaze: 1 tbsp. shortening and 3 cups chocolate chips (sprinkles, optional)

Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease donut pans and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream the butter, vanilla and both sugars. Add the egg, sour cream and buttermilk. Mix until well combined.

In a separate medium bowl, combine the baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and flour. Gradually add to the wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Fill the donut pan cavities three-quarters of the way full. Bake for 9 minutes. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 2-3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. 

After the donuts have cooled, melt the shortening with the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring after each increment, until the chips are melted and smooth. Dip the  donuts in the melted chocolate and decorate with sprinkles, if desired.

I hope you enjoy!

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  1. Pinned ! I wonder whether I can make these in my mini donut maker? Thanks for sharing, Jamie :-)

  2. I am drolling all over it! It looks good and delicious!! I am trying this soon. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh, they look so yummy! I am pinning them to try :)

  4. I love, love, love this!!! I am always searching for ways to use my donut pan. Can't wait to try these!

  5. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop!
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  6. These are gorgeous! I love the different sprinkles!!! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

  7. Your Donuts look fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back and vote on Sunday!

  9. I saw the link on Freedom Fridays and had to click it. These look/sound Great!

  10. Just pinned Jamie! They look delicious! Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout and Merry Christmas!

  11. They turned out so good!!! I love all the sprinkles on top:-)

  12. I have a friend who is allergic to chocolate--I've always been sad for her. Good thinking on the fruit salad. Balance is the key. ;-)
    I appreciate that you took time out of this busy week to link up! Thank you, Jamie!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

  13. YUM! These look beautiful! My kiddos and hubby will LOVE these donuts :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful day.


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