Chocolate Baked Donuts with Peppermint Icing

Moist chocolate baked donuts spread with a soft peppermint and cream cheese frosting.

Prep Time
20
minutes
Cook Time
9
minutes
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Meet the Chef: Karlee Flores

Karlee Flores is an award-winning photographer, blogger, and videographer. She’s the creator of Olive and Artisan, a blog that brings home all the comforting words and recipes to her readers. Karlee spends most of her time recipe testing in her Portland Oregon kitchen with her cat, Bruce Wayne and bring back the fun in baking.

Servings
12
Chocolate Donut
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ Cup C&H® Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup C&H® Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/4 Cup Buttermilk

 

Peppermint Icing
  • 1/2 Cup Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/4 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Cup C&H® Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Cream
Topping

2 tablespoons Peppermint Candy Bits

Instructions

Prepare chocolate donuts

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Step 2

With a hand mixer or whisk, mix the butter, egg, C&H® Light Brown Sugar, C&H® Granulated Sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla just until combined. Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Turn the mixer on slow and slowly drizzle in the buttermilk while mixing in the dry ingredients.

Step 3

Place the batter in a piping bag or large freezer bag and cut a dime-sized hole for the opening. 

Step 4

Spray two mini donut pans with cooking spray and pip in the batter until 3/4ths full. Place in the oven for 9-11 minutes. Let cool in the pans for 5 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.

Prepare peppermint icing

Step 5

Beat the cream cheese, butter, and C&H® Powdered Sugar together until combined. Add in the peppermint extract and cream and beat until light and fluffy, about 30 seconds.

Step 6

Spoon over the cooled donuts and sprinkle with peppermint candy bits.