Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Kitchen Krazy: Baked Nutella Donuts with Nutella Glaze

Nutella is officially my best friend. Seriously. Not only is it absolutely delicious to eat by the spoonful directly from the jar, but it's also the best baking secret ever. After making the Nutella White Chocolate Chip Cookies, I have been dying to bake something with Nutella again and knew I had found the perfect recipe when my sister found these donuts from Cooking Classy. So. Good. 

Baked Nutella Donuts with Nutella Glaze
Makes 9-10 donuts

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Nutella
  • 3 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Nutella
  • 4 - 6 tsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chopped, toasted hazelnuts or sprinkles, for topping (optional)

  • 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt for 30 seconds, set aside. 
  • 2. In a separate mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on medium-low speed, whip together granulated sugar, light-brown sugar, Nutella and butter until well blended, about 20 seconds. Stir in egg and vanilla. 
  • 3. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula and working in three separate batches, add 1/3 of the flour mixture alternating with half of the milk, mixing and folding just until combined after each addition and beginning and ending with flour mixture. 
  • 4. Divide batter among greased doughnut pans filling each about 3/4 full (I got 9). Bake in preheated oven until toothpick inserted into doughnut comes out clean, about 7 - 9 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes, then run a butter knife around edges to loosen and invert onto wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  • 5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, 2 1/2 Tbsp Nutella, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth, then spread Nutella glaze over tops of doughnuts. Top with sprinkles or chopped hazelnuts and allow glaze to set at room temperature. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Seriously. These donuts? Absolutely delicious. I may or may not have eaten half the batter and half the glaze before we actually made the donuts. Mmmm, so good. We forgot about adding sprinkles until we had finished glazing all of the donuts, so only about three of them had soft enough glaze for the sprinkles to actually stick. Oh well! Sprinkles or no sprinkles, I am obsessed with how delicious these are. The cake is moist and the glaze is perfectly chocolatey. It's so hard not to stuff every single donut in my mouth in one sitting, so I've made my sister hide them from me unless I ask for one, and only one, donut. Haha, what can I say? When it comes to Nutella in anything, I lose any and all self control!

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