Chocolate Mint Donuts

7 Jun

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Happy National Donut Day!

Aren’t donuts the best? They’ve become a perfectly good excuse to eat dessert for breakfast. And with these beauties, you’ll be having chocolate cake for to start your day! I have tons of fresh mint at home and was looking for tasty ways to use some of my abundance. (besides endless mojitos) Enter these awesome donuts.

The fresh mint flavor is subtle but definitely makes itself known. They aren’t overly sweet, even topped with the chocolate glaze. Ooh but the chocolate glaze… Licking spoons and bowls is a normal side effect of this delicious glaze. Lick the cooling rack though, and you may have gone too far. 😉

Chocolate Mint Donuts

Ingredients:
2 cups cake flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
4 Tbsp butter
1 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, minced

Chocolate Glaze
1/3 cup cream
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
2 Tbsp corn syrup
1 cup powdered sugar

Yield: 2 dozen

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and prepare a donut pan with baking spray. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. While the butter is melting, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs in a small bowl. Add the buttermilk/egg combination to the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the melted butter and stir in. Finely chop the fresh mint leaves and add the mint to the donut batter and mix well. Spoon the batter into the donut pan.

Bake the donuts for 10 minutes. Let them cool in the pan for a minute before turning out onto a cooling rack. Repeat with the remaining donut batter.

Prepare the chocolate glaze: Heat the cream to a simmer. Combine all of the other ingredients in a medium bowl and pour the hot cream over them. Whisk until shiny and smooth. Dunk each donut half way in the glaze and twist as you remove them from the glaze. Put donuts back on the cooling rack to set up. Enjoy!

Source: Heather Christo Cooks

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