Monday, April 20, 2015

Can I get s'mores donuts, please?

We were all primed to have a fire Saturday and make s'mores but it ended up being a rainy day here. So, Xander and I decided to bake some s'mores donuts instead. They are delicious and I may or may not have had three already. Ya know, calories don't count on the weekend :)
Can I just mention, if you have ever baked anything with a toddler then you should go ahead and pour yourself a glass of wine because you deserve an award and a break. I decided to let Xander be in charge of sprinkling throwing the chocolate chunks on the donuts and I'm still finding chocolate chunks throughout the kitchen. But at least he thought it was hilarious and had fun. Or at least that's what I'm telling myself. Anyway here's the recipe!

Base donut recipe adapted from here
Chocolate donuts:
 1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup chocolate chunks or chocolate chips (optional)
1/2 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
6 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
**Cake donuts tend to dry out so I highly recommend glazing them and letting them sit for 20 minutes or so before adding the s'mores topping
Donut glaze:
1.5 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Marshmallow topping:
10 oz. mini marshmallows
4 tablespoons butter
S'mores topping:
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup chopped chocolate or mini chocolate chips (I prefer dark chocolate for this recipe)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare donut with nonstick spray or butter. In medium bowl combine all dry ingredients. In large bowl combine sour cream and milk until smooth, stir in sugar, and add melted butter, vanilla, and egg. Once combined, slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Finally, stir in chocolate chunks or chocolate chips.
I find it is best to put donut batter into an icing bag or large ziplock (cut the corner) and pipe the donut batter into the donut pan. Bake 8-9 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into donut. Let the donuts cools lightly before glazing.
Glaze and topping directions:
In small bowl, whisk powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. If you prefer a thicker glaze, reduce milk by 1 tablespoon. Dip each side of donut in glaze and let set on cooling rack for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a medium pot on medium heat, melt butter and slowly add marshmallows. Continue to stir until fully melted and smooth. The marshmallow topping will be very hot so please use caution. Spoon desired amount of marshmallow onto each donut. While topping is still warm sprinkle each donut with graham cracker crumbs and chocolate chunks. Enjoy!!
I hope you're having a great Monday!

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