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Mini Baked Donuts with Dark Chocolate Ganache

Donuts! Who doesn’t love donuts! I thought I’d try and make a “healthier” version by baking them in the oven instead of deep frying these little beauties, however my decision to coat them in a decadent dark chocolate ganache probably negated that.

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I won’t lie, I had to test this recipe 3 times before I got it right. I tried a yeast-based baked donut, which just tasted like dry bread. I then tried a cake version (ie leavened with baking powder), however I didn’t have a proper donut pan so it swelled into one uber donut.

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A friend heard of my donut woes and kindly donated me her mini-donut pan (you can buy one here).

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I tried the cake version of the donuts again using the donut pan and they came out perfectly, just make sure you grease the pan well as they can stick.
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Mini Baked Donuts with Dark Chocolate Ganache

Swah
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Donuts

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 50 g butter melted
  • 1 egg

Dark Chocolate ganache

  • 100 g Dark Chocolate finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup thickened cream

Instructions
 

Donuts

  • Preheat oven to 180°C and grease your donut pan with flavourless oil.
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar and baking powder.
  • Stir in milk, butter and egg until combined.
  • Transfer mixture to a sandwich bag and cut a corner to make a small hole.
  • Using your DIY piping bag, pipe a circle of mixture into each donut hole so that it's approx 1/2 full.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Dark Chocolate ganache

  • Heat cream up into the microwave until warm (not boiling) and then add finely chopped chocolate, stirring until melted and combined.
  • Dip the top of the donuts into the chocolate mixture, decorate with sprinkles, and place on a cooling tray to set.

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What’s your favourite donut topping? I’m thinking of trying a fresh strawberry glaze next time! 

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9 Comments

  • Reply vegeTARAian September 22, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    The cutest! So because they’re little does that mean you can have more? Sounds perfectly legit…

    • Reply Swah September 29, 2014 at 6:53 am

      I think that’s very sound logic Tara! x

  • Reply Weekend Inspiration September 26, 2014 at 3:20 am

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  • Reply Jessica @ Sweet Menu October 3, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Oh I LOVE making baked donuts at home – these are absolutely darling! Your pics are gorgeous!

    • Reply Swah October 19, 2014 at 10:09 am

      Thanks Jess! These are both cute AND tasty :)

  • Reply House in Tillford October 9, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Yum and I think baking it definitely should ease a little guilt. I think my favorite in chocolate ganache/icing on top

    • Reply Swah October 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      You can’t go wrong with chocolate ganache :D

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