insanely good chocolate donuts

we had such a great easter party this year.. everything worked out even when it didn't.. i had a coffee station this year.. i put my kuerig coffee maker on the outdoor kitchen and had different coffee pods.. i had mocha swirl, vanilla, caramel drizzle and different flavored creamers.. i also had a regular coffee maker out with a morning blend coffee.. in the past i have had to make 2 and 3 pots of coffee, but this year not one person got a cup a coffee.. i didn't figure out why until i was putting everything away.. ooops i forgot to put out coffee cups.. doh!!! the mimosa bar did get used and so it evened itself out!!  if you can believe it it was 90 degrees on easter and that might have contributed to people not wanting coffee.. an ice cold mimosa was definitely refreshing.. but even the heat didn't stop anyone from having fun!!
i decided to put my donut pan to good use this year and i made cinnamon donuts  {with the only change being i tossed in some cinnamon chips to the batter} and then i made these chocolate donuts!! i have to say they were amazing..i used grandmommy's go to miracle whip chocolate cake recipe because well they are cake donuts and that's the best cake recipe i know.. i then dipped them in chocolate ganache and added a few sprinkles!! they were I N S A N E L Y good!! you must try these!!
for serving i placed them on glass cake plates and they looked really pretty!!

insanely good chocolate baked donuts
prep time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 12-14 minutes
servings: 12 donuts


1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
6 heaping tbsps. cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup miracle whip
1 cup+ warm water {i had to add just a little more and make sure it's warm}
1 tsp. vanilla


4 oz. semi sweet chocolate morsals
3 tbs. heavy cream

pre heat the oven to 350 degrees {f}.. spray your donut pan with pam.. in a medium mixing bowl sift dry ingredients together then add miracle whip, water and vanilla... combine all ingredients until mixed well... i use a hand whisk.. spoon batter into your prepared donut pan, filling each well a little more than 3/4 of the way full.. bake for 12-15 minutes or until a cake pick comes out clean.. allow to cool for 10 minutes or so.. while they are cooling make your ganache.. in a medium pot over medium low heat melt your chocolate and heavy cream until smooth and glossy.. remove from stove and dip each donut in the ganache and place on a cooling rack with paper towels underneath in case it drips.. add your sprinkles!! take a glass of milk and put your donut in it and eat with a spoon.. {ok that's not how i eat them but it's how jake and pete eat them :)}

enjoy and get cook'n!!


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