14 February 2012

Chocolate Devils Food Donuts

For your Valentine's pleasure...
For Christmas my father gave me a babycakes Donut Maker. It wasn't on my radar but it was a perfect choice for me, a tried and true donut fanatic. I rarely ever turn down a donut, unless it's filled with fruit or cream. Cake, yeast, baked, fried, I'll try them all. My favorite of course is powdered donuts and I've often joked that I want Sweet Sixteen Powdered donuts eaten in my honor at my funeral...but alas, I digress.

I finally got around to taking the donut maker out of the box this past Satuday morning and since then I have been experimenting with different donut recipes. I've made a Sour Cream donut, a Pumpkin Spice donut and then this morning, after several requests from my daughter, I made a chocolate donut. 

I had a hard time finding a recipe on the internet for a baked chocolate cake donut and ended up just winging it. The recipe that came with the maker wasn't well reviewed on their website so I wanted something that would be simple, yet satisfying. Having had recent luck making just about anything with boxed cake mix I decided to grab a box of Devil's Food cake and go from there. 

4 out of 4 Taste-testers agree...yummy!
I must say these are decadent little sweets, almost more of a dessert than a breakfast but they were a big hit, especially with the pink icing in honor of Valentine's Day. The daughter was pleased most of all.

Chocolate Donuts


1 package chocolate cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Devil's Food Cake)
1 egg
1/2 package 3.9 oz. Chocolate pudding mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil


1 cup confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Red Food coloring

1. Mix cake mix, egg, pudding, water and oil together until well combined. 
2. Pour cake mix into gallon size ziploc bag, snip ends. Cook in batches (mine cooked in the donut maker for 4 minutes a batch). 
3. Cool on wire rack. Dip in icing. Let cool completely and dip again.

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