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Candy Cane Chocolate Donuts

Last week we made candy cane white chocolate pretzels, which disappeared. This week I’m craving dark chocolate with candy canes. Good thing we had a girls cupcake decorating party with some leftover cake mix. I busted out my donut pan and whipped up a batch. Get the recipe after the jump …

  • Crushed Candy Canes 1 of 7
    Crushed Candy Canes
    Go ahead and dump the whole bag of candy canes in to the frosting.
  • Candy Canes and Frosting 2 of 7
    Candy Canes and Frosting
    I spy a whole candy cane that would make for perfect stirring.
  • Candy Cane Stir 3 of 7
    Candy Cane Stir
    Yep, a whole candy cane is perfect for stirring.
  • Candy Cane Frosting Lick 4 of 7
    Candy Cane Frosting Lick
    My poison checker in action.
  • Getting Ready to Frost the chocolate Donuts 5 of 7
    Getting Ready to Frost the chocolate Donuts
  • Candy Cane Frosting of Chocolate Donuts 6 of 7
    Candy Cane Frosting of Chocolate Donuts
  • Candy Cane Frosted Donuts 7 of 7
    Candy Cane Frosted Donuts
    These donuts are almost too pretty to eat, almost.

Candy Cane Chocolate Donuts

I used the Hershey’s perfectly chocolate cake recipe on the back of the cocoa box.

2 cups sugar

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup cocoa

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 and grease mini donuts pans or mini muffin pans. Combine the dry ingredients in the bowl of a mixer. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes. Stir in bowling water, batter will be thin. Pour into donut pans and bake for 8 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes, remove from pan and let cool completely before frosting.


Basic Candy Cane Buttercream Frosting

3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar

1/4 cup milk

1/3 butter, soft

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 crushed candy canes

In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the sugar, milk, butter, and vanilla until fluffy frosting forms. Gently stir in 3/4 of the crushed candy canes.

Frost the cooled donuts and sprinkle the remaining candy canes on top. Makes 48 mini donuts.



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