Time to make the Donuts...Chocolate Cake Donuts!!!

Lisa Frost
IMG_8243photo-191 My family LOVES donuts! I have been wanting to make donuts for quite a while now. I have been intrigued by the Donut Vault in Chicago and Voodoo Donuts in Portland. So I believe the best way to learn something is to dive right and in this case...start creating. I am an artist in the kitchen! Well, I have good news... I have a YUMMY recipe for YOU! (This recipe has a few secret weapons...like sour cream, African Cocoa and paprika.) I need to thank my Libbie for her constant study of all baked goods. I'm also so grateful to my friends, Peg and Kristina, for sending inspiration my way. This combo of family, friends and passion mixes well when combined. Enjoy! xox lisA What you will need: 1 1/4 c. Gold Medal Flour 1/4 c white sugar 1/4 c brown sugar 1/3 c african cocoa powder 3/4 t. baking soda 1/8 t. sea salt 1 dash of paprika 2 eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/3 cup of light sour cream 1 t vanilla 3 T of canola oil baking spray Frosting Glaze: 1 1/2 c powdered sugar 3 T milk 1 t vanilla Sprinkles (optional) * Makes 12 donuts *Special equipment: donut pan, cupcake pouring device Preheat oven to 375. Spray Pan. Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl Beat eggs in another bowl and add milk sour cream, vanilla and oil and mix until combined. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until combined. Pour into donut pan. Bake 8 minutes Cool on dry rack. Mix up frosting and pour into a shallow bowl. Dip donut and top with sprinkles. Let dry. Serve. IMG_8244

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