Recipe by Jeannie
"Haven't you always wanted to make donuts at home? Try this recipe for chocolate cake donuts with icing to scratch that itch."
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1 1/2 cups
3 (1 ounce) squares
1 1/2 teaspoons
3 1/2 cups
vegetable oil for frying
I loved these! They were so easy to make and tasted great. I was concerned that the doughnuts might be greasy because of previous comments I had read, so I let mine sit for 30 minutes instead of 10 and it seemed to take care of the problem. Try these with chocolate icing! Yum!
If you're hankering for choco donut and will try this recipe despite bad reviews, here's how I was able to get this recipe to work: After chilling dough 30 min, "dough" resembled "batter", so I put a medium amount of flour on the counter. Then, I used rubber scraper to scoop half batter out. Then I sprinkled flour on top of batter and used fingers to lightly press dough out. I floured biscuit cutter, cut shape, and scooted shape away from batter while still in cutter. Then, I used a liter bottle cap to create hole. I used a floured, heat-resistant spatula to slide under donut shape and slide into heated oil. After frying first batch, I decided donut resembled deep-fat fried, light and fluffy, chocolate cake. The flavor was supreme, but I wanted something easier to work with and denser. For the second batch, I used remainder of first half of batter. I worked about 1/8 c. flour into batter and used a smaller biscuit cutter, which helped make dough manageable and kept donut shape better.
These changes brought this donut closer to fulfilling my expectations. I think with second half of batter, I will try to mix in 1/4 c. of flour before turning it out onto floured surface, aiming for dough similar to gingerbread cookie dough, and fry it at a temp higher than 375. These donuts absorbed more grease than I like, but flavor was still good. We ate them without icing.
Was this recipe a prank? I just tried this recipe. I thought I made a mistake, it was very runny, so I threw the "dough" away and made it again, with the same results. I even added 2 more cups of flour, but still, the dough was like cake mix as the previous review said. Don't waste your time on this one!
haven't tried this yet but if they're soaking up too much grease it's because your grease is not hot enough. learned that from my Nana in texas, where we fry everything
I don't know if I did something wrong or not, but when I mixed up the batter it was just like cake batter, very runny. I put it in the fridge like the recipe said, but there was no way it could be rolled out because of how runny it was. Did this happen to anyone else?
I followed the recipe exactly, and ended up with a strange chocolate goo that more resembled batter than dough. Tasted alright after the attempted frying, but it ended up soaking up a ton of oil. I chucked the recipe in the garbage. No offense, it just wasn't the doughnut recipe I was looking for.
A delicious recipe that makes doughnuts with fabulous texture and flavor. Preparation is simple.
I also found these to be very greasy. My regular doughnuts never soaked in this much grease.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chocolate Cake Doughnuts
Serving Size: 1/30 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 58
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