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Chocolate Coke-Baked Doughnuts

Since we got our own doughnut pan, we admit, we’ve probably been eating way too many doughnuts, and it hasn’t gotten any better since we discovered these Chocolate Coke Baked Doughnuts. With a really cake-y texture and a rich, chocolatey…

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Since we got our own doughnut pan, we admit, we’ve probably been eating way too many doughnuts, and it hasn’t gotten any better since we discovered these Chocolate Coke Baked Doughnuts.

With a really cake-y texture and a rich, chocolatey flavour, these are the kind of sweets where you’ll struggle to stop at one. Plus the Coke, which takes the place of liquids, gives these doughnuts a super distinctive taste that everyone loves.

Let’s get started!!

Also, sprinkles aren’t included in this recipe, we just added them on top because we love em so much!

serves
16
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
17
difficulty
Medium
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Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Water

For The Doughnuts

  • 1 1/2 cups Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 5 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 3/4 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1/3 tsp Salt
  • 2 Egg
  • 1/3 cup Coke
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil

For The Coke Icing

  • 4 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 3 tbsp Coke
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1.33 cups Icing Sugar sifted
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Method

For Doughnuts

  1. Take your doughnut pan and make sure it's well greased. You can use whatever you want to grease it, but we usually use unsalted butter. Make sure that ever part of the surface is covered, the the doughnuts are easy to get out.
  2. In a large bowl bring mix together all the dry ingredients for your doughnuts. This includes the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. A whisk is a good way to make sure it's well combined. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl add the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, coke and vegetable oil. Use a whisk to properly combine.
  4. Create a well in the middle of the bowl with the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients inside. You don't want to over mix this, so gently fold it until it's just combined. Set mixture aside for at least 10 minutes to allow baking powder to activate, leaving your doughnuts fluffy and light.
  5. While you're waiting for the baking powder, preheat your oven to 160 degrees. Once the oven is warm and the mixture has had time to rest, fill the greased doughnut pan. Each doughnut should be 3/4 of the way full with mixture, to allow for rising.
  6. Bake in the oven for around 10 minutes, or until the doughnuts bounce back when you press on them lightly. Remove from oven and cool in the pan for five minutes, before turning onto a wire rack to completely cool.
  7. Depending on how much batter you ended up with, how large your pan is (both in terms of doughnut size and number of pan spaces), and how much you filled your doughnut pans, you may need to repeat this process for leftover batter.

For Icing

  1. As the doughnuts are cooling down after cooking, you can make the coke icing. Melt the butter and mix it with the Coke in a small bowl.
  2. Add the cocoa powder, the icing sugar, the vanilla extract and mix until the resulting combination is smooth.
  3. When the doughnuts are thoroughly cooled and can be picked up, dip each one into the icing, covering the entire top, and then set on a rack to cool and dry.

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