A quick and easy recipe for old-fashioned baked donuts topped with a simple chocolate glaze. The donuts bake up moist, cake-like, and perfectly dense and the chocolate glaze is rich, smooth, and the perfect consistency.
Preheat the oven to 425°F and have ready a greased, 6-cavity donut pan.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside
Add the butter, oil, and sugar to a large mixing bowl and cream together on medium-high speed for about 2 minutes.
Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla and mix to combine.
Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the buttermilk to the wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients in three additions and the wet ingredients in two.
Once the batter has come together, add about 2 tablespoons of dough to each donut cavity, taking care not to overfill them. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until puffed up and golden.
Add the milk, butter, and corn syrup to a small saucepan over medium heat.
As soon as the butter has melted, add the powdered sugar and cocoa powder, and stir until liquified and smooth. Then, add the vanilla and stir once more. Remove from the heat.
Once the donuts are cool enough to handle, dip them in the warm glaze and aside on a sheet of wax paper to set -- 10 - 15 minutes. If using sprinkles, be sure to add while the glaze is fresh! Then, serve and enjoy!
The Anthony Kitchen