Baked Chocolate Fudge Cake Doughnuts
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Chocolate fudge + chocolate cake equals seriously deadly & deliciously addicting baked doughnuts that your valentine can't say no to!
Serves: 8
  • ⅓ cup Dutch-process cocoa
  • ½ cups + 6 Tbsps King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ cups + 2 Tbsps light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ + ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 large eggs
  • ¼ + ⅛ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoons vinegar, white or cider
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) melted butter
Cream Cheese Icing
  • 4 oz cream cheese, low fat (softened at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp hot water or milk
  • ½-3/4 cup powdered sugar (depending on how thick or thin you want)
  • few drops of red food color, if you are going for colored pink icing
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease the doughnut pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and vinegar. Milk might a curdle a little and that's ok.
  4. Add the wet ingredients along with the melted butter to the dry ingredients, stirring to blend; there's no need to beat the batter, just make sure everything is well-combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, filling them between ¾ and full.
  6. Bake the doughnuts for 12 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean.
  7. Remove the doughnuts from the oven, and after 30 seconds or so, loosen their edges, turn the pan upside down over a rack, and gently let the doughnuts fall onto the rack.
  8. Let them cool.
  1. Add all the ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth. If you want a thicker icing, add more sugar. For thinner icing, add water or milk.
  2. Dip the doughnuts one at a time in the icing to coat. Add sprinkles on top if using. Let them sit uncovered for few hours for the icing to set.
Basic chocolate fudge cake doughnut recipe adapted from "King Arthur Flour"
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at