Chocolate Cinnamon Doughnuts – a tender chocolate cinnamon doughnut with a tempting cinnamon glaze!
Chocolate Cinnamon Doughnuts
Phoenix hit the first triple digits of the year this past weekend. I was just chatting with a reader of the blog yesterday on Facebook, Lorraine who lives in Alberta, Canada. She was telling me about the snow she had! Isn’t it crazy to think of the weather extremes on the same continent?! I just can’t wrap my head around it sometimes – how things can be soooo different!
I made these Saturday night in anticipation of wanting something quick for breakfast Sunday morning. Knowing that it’s cooler first thing in the morning and later into the evening, my kitchen escapades will be switching to the cooler times of the day as much as possible.
This doughnut recipe makes a fairly large batch. It’s perfect for a church brunch or if you have a lot of hungry kiddos! They don’t last long around my house!
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For the doughnuts:
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoons. baking soda
- 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
- 1-1/4 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- Oil for frying
For the glaze:
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 5-6 tablespoons milk
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs and sugar until thick and lemon-colored. Stir in the oil and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and buttermilk alternately to the egg mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Beat just until blended after each addition. Chill dough for two hours.
- Roll dough onto a lightly floured surface to ½-in. thickness. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Fry in doughnuts in batches in 375°F oil, 1-2 minutes per side, turning once. Drain on a rack over paper towels.
- In a medium shallow bowl, mix the glaze ingredients until well combined. Dip the tops of the doughnuts into the glaze and place the glazed side up onto cooling racks to allow the glaze to set.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 doughnut
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 184mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 1gSugar: 52gProtein: 3g
Please note that the nutritional information listed on this page is an estimation based on the products I used. Ingredients and nutritional information can vary greatly between brands. Always be sure to read labels.
Originally published on May 6, 2014. Updated on April 27, 2021.