Okay - so last Friday was national Doughnut day.  We actually bought some, but I wanted to make some.  I love baked doughnuts!!  I know I've posted them on here before, but I couldn't find the picture, so oh well.  You get them again.
This time, I used a recipe from King Aurthur Flour.  It's awesome!!!  My daughter actually  made these, and our mixer she had to do them by hand...sigh.
Anyway - I did make a couple of modifications, whole wheat flour instead of white, and molasses - as we ran out of brown sugar and I didn't want to use anymore since it called for 1 1/4 Cups!!  that's a lot of brown sugar....and I was trying to make them low sugar, or sugar free.  We thought we'd do the stevia for the granulated sugar, but it didn't have any.  So, we're planning on making them again with stevia instead of the brown sugar and see how it goes.
Anyway - we used molasses in place of most of the brown sugar, and they turned out excellent.  ;)  have to say on a side note though...they are much better warm than cold.  Just saying.  ;)

So - here ya go.
Chocolate Fudge Cake Doughnuts


  • 2/3 cup Hershey's unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1/2 Cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Ghiradelli dark chocolate baking chips (60%)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Chocolate icing, optional

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons skim milk  


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two standard doughnut pans. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
  3. In a large measuring cup or medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and vinegar. You may notice some curdling of the milk; that's OK.
  4. Add the wet ingredients, along with vegetable oil, to the dry ingredients, stirring to blend - just well-combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan(s), filling them between 3/4 and full.
  6. Bake the doughnuts for 12 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean.
  7. Remove the doughnuts from the oven, and after 30 seconds or so, loosen their edges, turn the pan upside down over a rack, and gently let the doughnuts fall onto the rack.
  8. To make the icing: Combine the chocolate chips and milk in a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup. Heat til milk is steaming and starting to bubble.
  9. Remove from the microwave, and stir until the chips have melted and the icing is smooth.
  10. Dip the top of each doughnut in the icing; or spread icing on the doughnuts.
They said this makes 12 doughnuts, but I think we could have gotten at least one more, perhaps two...they were REALLY full, lol.  But anyway, they are awesome.  ;)  Be sure and go to their site for more baked doughnuts, they have lots!!  ;)




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