Dark Chocolate Glazed Homemade Gingerbread Donuts {Doughnuts}


Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Homemade Donuts

Happy first day of September! And boy… do I have a delicious recipe to share with you today:

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Homemade Donuts

Dark Chocolate Glazed Homemade Gingerbread Donuts {Doughnuts}

What do you say to donuts? I say, “Bring ’em on!” Like most people, there is an almost undeniable love for the little (or big) disc of fried or baked dough. If I were king of the world, I would knight the donut makers of the world. As a matter of fact I think there ought to be a Noble Peace Prize for those who take the donut to new and gastronomic most excellent levels. Okay, let’s get down to brass tacks.

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts

Down below you” find what you’ll need to make these Dark Chocolate Glaze Gingerbread Homemade Donuts. And just because I am the curious sort, tell me what is your preferred beverage when you’re eating some delicious to die for donuts? Milk, apple cider or hot chocolate? Leave your answer below and I will share my favorite drink to accompany a big bad donut binge.

Which is correct donuts or doughnuts?

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This recipe is adapted from The Comfort of Cooking

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts

 Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a standard size 6-cup donut pan.

I2. n a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves. Mix well.

3. In a separate smaller bowl, combine buttermilk, oil, molasses, egg and vanilla. Mix well.

4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing until just combined. Do not over-mix or your donuts could be tough. Batter should be lumpy. Spoon batter equally into the 6 donut pan cups.

5. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean.

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts

6. Allow donuts to cool completely then dip in dark chocolate gaze and finish with  an assortment of Halloween sprinkles.

Dark Chocolate Glaze:

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate (61 percent to 70 percent cacao), finely chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons light corn syrup

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts

Directions for Dark Chocolate Glaze:

Melt chocolate and butter in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in milk and corn syrup. Use immediately.

Dark Chocolate Glaze recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts

Dark Chocolate Gingerbread Donuts

Tell us, what are some of your families favorite Fall activities? Now that the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler (thank heavens) what are some of the things you and yours do to pass the time?

I hope making these delicous homemade donuts will be on your Autumn To-Do list this year!

Check out our Family Fall Bucket List to get more ideas!

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27 Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    September 1, 2015
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    I have never tried making my own donuts before, but I think I need to after reading this. OMG, I am drooling over here.

  2. Those look fantastic! I’ve never made home made doughnuts before, but I think this is the recipe that I’ll try first!

  3. September 1, 2015
    Reply

    That sounds yummy! I actually love gingerbread donuts this time of year. I think it’s time to get myself a doughnut pan!

  4. September 1, 2015
    Reply

    I have always wanted to make donuts, but have never tried making them. These look delightful! Great for a halloween party!

    • September 2, 2015
      Reply

      Ya’ know Jeanette I always thought making donuts was way above my baking know-how, but there is no reason to be reluctant because these really are easy to make, and they’re baked donuts! No hot oil to mess with. Be warned though, once you start down the donut making road they’ll be no end in sight.

  5. September 1, 2015
    Reply

    I have always wanted to try making my own donuts! The dark chocolate glaze looks delicious.

    • September 2, 2015
      Reply

      Well Dawn, what are you waiting for? No time like the present. Get in your kitchen and whip up and batch. And boy oh boy, the dark chocolate glaze is really, really, really good. Yes, it is that good.

  6. September 1, 2015
    Reply

    Oh these would make such a fun special treat. Gingerbread sounds perfect! I love the Halloween them you gave them.

    • September 2, 2015
      Reply

      Thanks Liz. Yes, We love gingerbread anything. Well, maybe not anything but gingerbread is good stuff. And Halloween is a favorite non-holidy holiday around here. BOO!

  7. jo
    September 1, 2015
    Reply

    My husband and daughter has been eating donuts for a week now (because they bought a dozen) and I am soooooo envious because I can’t due to my dairy-free diet. 🙁 Is there any substitute to buttermilk that I can use? I would love to eat dairy-free donutssssss!!!!!!!!

    • September 2, 2015
      Reply

      Hey don’t fret just because you can’t do dairy doesn’t me you have to miss out on the donut action. I got you covered. I made a dairy recipe just for you, because we’re cool like that…lol Enjoy!

      Ingredients:

      1 cup all purpose flour
      2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
      1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      1/2 teaspoon baking soda
      1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
      1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
      1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
      ⅓ cup sweetened almond milk
      ½ cup melted coconut oil
      3 Tablespoons molasses
      1 large egg
      1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

      The directions for putting it all together remain the same. Let me know how they turn out. Enjoy!

  8. September 1, 2015
    Reply

    Oh my goodness. The doughnuts look so good! I can’t wait to try this.

  9. September 2, 2015
    Reply

    WE used to make donut holes in the deep fryer, but that went out the window awhile back. To messy and time consuming when kwik trip is so close lol!

  10. September 2, 2015
    Reply

    I really need to buy a donut mold since my kids love donuts. This looks delcious and such great treat!

    • September 2, 2015
      Reply

      They were a great treat– everyone loved them! They are pretty cheap on Amazon!

  11. September 2, 2015
    Reply

    These donuts look amazing! I haven’t made homemade donuts since last fall but I will have to try this recipe. Who doesn’t love a good donut??

  12. September 2, 2015
    Reply

    That’s my kind of food right there! That’s my sweet tooth talking. LOL. I bet those are delish. I’m drooling!

  13. September 2, 2015
    Reply

    I have not made donuts in so long. These look so delicious i am excited to try making a batch.

  14. September 2, 2015
    Reply

    Oh, my yum. I love making homemade donuts to bake. We haven’t tried gingerbread yet. Its my husbands favorite so I am going to have to get on those.

  15. Rosey
    September 3, 2015
    Reply

    Those look so tasty good. I have a huge donut lover in the house here too.

  16. September 3, 2015
    Reply

    I have never made homemade donuts before but those look SO good. I like the pan I need to get one and try this.

  17. September 3, 2015
    Reply

    what are you doing to me?! gahh this looks amazing! i am baking right now (pumpkin oatmeal cookies) and thats def not part of my diet LOL. I will def have to try these out thanks!

  18. Mmmm, they sound so delicious. I love the rich colors too!

  19. September 4, 2015
    Reply

    These look amazing! I didn’t know you could get a baking tray for them! Cant wait to try this recipe.

  20. September 8, 2015
    Reply

    Now these look so yummy and festive! I need to invest in a donut tin – it’s one of the only kitchen items that I don’t own yet.

  21. I’ve never thought of making my own donuts! What a great idea and seems pretty simple. The gingerbread and chocolate combo sounds great. My favorite drink to go along with donuts is coffee 🙂 Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – hope to see you again next week.

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