Valentine's Day gets a bad rap.
It's actually super cute and pretty! Who doesn't love pink and all those hearts??
These doughnuts take pink, hearts, CHOCOLATE, and Valentine's Day and wrap them into one tiny doughnut of happiness.
Recipe from dawn finicane of vanillakitchen.blogspot.com
1 ½ cups cake flour
½ cup dutch process cocoa
¾ cup sugar
2 ts baking powder
1 ts sea salt
¾ cup buttermilk, room temp
2 TB butter, melted
1 ts vanilla
(I added about ½ cup of chopped semi-sweet chocolate)
Preheat oven to 425. Spray donut pan lightly w/ non stick spray.
In a small bowl beat the eggs and vanilla.
In a large bowl mix the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Then add in the buttermilk, stir a bit, then add in the melted butter, and finally add egg mixture. Mix till just combined; no need to overmix. Fill each donut mold about 2/3 full (I overfilled, who cares, it was fine). Bake about 7 – 10 minutes. Remove from pan and place on cooling rack. It’s best to place parchment paper underneath cooling racks to make it easier to drizzle the donuts with Ganache.
Happy Valentine's Day...even if you're celebrating alone :)