And for the love of donuts, don't throw out those middles, just feed them to the kitchen trolls (kids or animals) that have been hovering around waiting for you to finish up and give them a donut already.
You can leave the donuts plain if you want. They are rich in chocolate and maple flavor. Yes, they are cake-like as the original recipe stated. I wanted to add a little more cinnamon flavor so I added some in the glaze. You can also make a thicker glaze if you like by adding one less tablespoon of milk.
I am going to go finish stuffing my face now. I think these are my favorite chocolate donuts so far.
Chocolate Maple Donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12-15 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert snack breakfast dark chocolate chocolate chips maple syrup cinnamon donuts American
Ingredients (12 donuts)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup cake flour
- 2/3 cup Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup Chobani plain yogurt
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening (Crisco)
- 1 teaspoon maple essence (or maple extract)
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
InstructionsFor the donuts
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, mix together the flours, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until well combined.
Add the eggs, milk, maple syrup and yogurt. Mix on low until mixture is smooth and well blended.
Then add chocolate chips and mix until all incorporated.
Use a piping bag or a Ziplock bag with tip cut off, to fill each donut reservoir to about 3/4 of the way full.
Bake at 350ºF for 12-15 minutes until toothpick inserted in the donut comes out clean.
Place hot donuts on cooling rack with a wax paper underneath and prepare the glaze.For the glaze
In a small bowl whisk together powdered sugar, milk, vegetable shortening, maple essence and cinnamon until smooth.
Dip the tops of each donut in the mixture ,then place back on the cooling rack until the glaze is dry.
Then grab a glass of milk or a cup of coffee and dunk you donut! Enjoy!