Darkly Divine Devil’s Food Donuts


These little donuts really are the devil, so good you won’t be able to resist the temptation to eat just one more~Amy

Darkly Divine Devil’s Food Donuts

Donut Batter:

1 1/3 cups flour
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tbsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 egg
½ cup + 2 tbsp milk
¼ cup sour cream
¼ cup butter, melted
1 oz bittersweet chocolate, melted
1 tsp vanilla

Orange Syrup:

2 tbsp fresh orange juice
2 tbsp granulated sugar

Chocolate Ganache Icing:

½ cup heavy cream
¾ cup bittersweet or semi sweet chocolate chips
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp corn syrup
Zest of 1 orange

Decorative toppings:

Mini chocolate chips

Chocolate shavings

Chocolate sprinkles


In a medium sized bowl whisk together dry ingredients. Set aside.
In a small sized bowl, whisk together, egg and sour cream, add milk, butter, melted chocolate, and vanilla.
Mix with dry ingredients until well blended.
Pipe batter into donut pan, or donut maker and bake according to manufacturers instructions.

In a small bowl, stir together orange juice and sugar until it starts to dissolve.
Prick warm donuts, and brush orange syrup over the top half of donuts.

In a medium sauce pan, mix together, cream, corn syrup, butter and orange zest.
Bring almost to a boil. Remove from heat and add chocolate pieces. Stir until smooth.

Place sprinkles on a small baking sheet or plate.
When donuts are cool enough to handle, dip the top half into the ganache.
With ganache side down, gently press donuts into desired toppings.

Turn over and let it rest until icing has set.

Makes about 28 mini donuts

Recipe by Amy Richardson


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