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Mexican Chocolate Donuts

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Ingredients

For the donuts

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar, white or cider
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • donut pan

For the frosting

  • 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • chopped chocolate, for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a standard sized donut pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, spices, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg, milk, vegetable oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, whisking to combine.
  4. Transfer mixture into a pastry bag or large ziplock with a hole cut into the corner. Pipe batter into donut molds, filling 2/3 of the way up the molds. Bake for 12 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the donut comes out clean. Allow to cool slightly before frosting.
  5. While the donuts are cooling, make the frosting. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate and the butter. Whisk in the corn syrup, powdered sugar, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Dip each donut into the frosting and top with chopped chocolate.