Chocolate Donut Balls…….

Who doesn’t like donuts? I love a good soft, chewy, yeasty donut. But I also love a good cake donut. These amazing little, pop in your mouth donuts are so yummy. If you like a good cake donut, you will love these. I experimented with several recipes and this is the best. They go great with a hot cup of coffee. I like them with chocolate glaze and this glaze here, is thick and rich. If you want something a bit lighter, the donut balls are great tossed with powdered sugar and cocoa powder.

I just use a mini muffin pan to make these, but if you have a donut pan, that’s great too.

I have to warn you….these are addicting and you won’t be able to have just one. They are just so good.

Chocolate Donut Balls

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2  cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2  TBLSP butter, melted

In a mixing bowl using the paddle attachment, mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add in the eggs, milk, vanilla and butter. Beat for a full 2 minutes at medium speed. Spray a mini muffin pan with baking spray. Fill each little cup about half full.

Bake at 325 for 7-9 minutes. Cool in pan for about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely on wire rack. Drizzle glaze on them, or toss them with powdered sugar and cocoa:

Cocoa/Sugar – 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa and 3/4 cup powdered sugar.

Glaze –
1/3 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 TBLSP +/- hot water
1/2 tsp vanilla

In small bowl, pour the hot water over the butter. Mix in the rest of the stuff, until smooth. Spoon over donuts or dip each donut in the glaze. It will set up. EAT!!!

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