baked chocolate doughnuts with chocolate glaze & cherry kool aid powder
They always say, “save the best for last.”
I don’t know about you, but doughnut week has made choosing a favorite pretty darn impossible. Did you see the peanut butter and jelly doughnuts? And these bourbon bacon doughnuts? I can’t even handle these Doughnut Monte Cristo Sliders. If you weren’t a believer that doughnuts make the world a better place, I hope you’re a believer now.
So, to wrap up doughnut week, I wanted kick it old school. When was the last time you had a glass of Kool Aid? Do you remember their funny commercials, when the giant pitcher would come crashing threw the wall of a kid’s house and start pouring fruity drinks?
Comedian, Dane Cook, does a stand up routine where he talks about the consequences of the Kool Aid character. Imagine if a parent came home and found a huge hole in their wall and a weird character serving their child drinks. I highly recommend checking the clip out! You will laugh your tookus off.
Anyways, these baked chocolate doughnuts with chocolate glaze are your standard fair when it comes to the delicious treat. But add a little dusting of cherry Kool Aid powder on top and your doughnut went from break room status to fire escape, wall crashing acceptable!
Also, don’t forget you could win a Deep Fryer perfect for frying up all things doughnuts from Park & Main! All you have to do is enter the giveaway below and follow the instructions. It’s so easy!
Make sure and check out the rest of the sugar and savory doughnut line up for today!
Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama – Grapefruit Cake Doughnuts
Brandy @ Nutmeg Nanny – Maple Doughnut Breakfast Sandwich
Julie @ Table for Two – Chocolate Chocolate Donut
Rachel @ Baked By Rachel – Strawberry Glazed Valentine Donuts
Megan @ Country Cleaver – Raspberry Beignets
Kita @ Pass the Sushi – Peanut Butter Chocolate Dipped Donuts
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen – Blood orange cream cheese filled chocolate glazed donuts
Lauren @ Healthy Delicious – Salty Peanut + Honey Doughnuts
Emily @ Jelly Toast – Doughnut Monte Cristo Sliders
Heather @ Farm Girl Gourmet – Donutmisu
Baked Chocolate Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze & Cherry Kool Aid Powder
for the doughnuts:
2 cups cake flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, cooled
1/4 cup Cherry Kool Aid Powder
for the chocolate glaze:
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon corn syrup
2 teaspoons hot water
for the doughnuts:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray. In large mixing bowl, sift together cake flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cocoa powder, and salt. Add buttermilk, eggs, and butter. Beat until just combined. Fill each doughnut cup approximately 2/3 full.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until the top of the doughnuts spring back when touched. Let cool in pan for 4 to 5 minutes before removing. Spread chocolate glaze on each doughnut and dust with the Cherry Kool Aid Powder and devoure!
for the chocolate glaze:
In a saucepan, add chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup. Turn saucepan to medium heat, and stir frequently until all ingredients are incorporated. Add hot water and stir until glaze is smooth. Add more hot water if glaze is too thick. Glaze doughnuts immediately.
Oh my gosh! Koolaid ON a donut? I have put in cookies before, but never on a donut. That is pure brilliance! I am loving that these little guys are baked…
Then I can eat them all and pretend I am being healthy. Winwinwin.
Thank you, Taylor!
Classic and perfect! Now send some this way 😉
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Wow, Koolaid?! Haha I just picture that Koolaid man being like “OHH YEAHHHH!” – cause he’d be right about these donuts!! 🙂
BAHAHAH! I loved the “ohhhhh, yeahhhh!” Thanks, Julie!
Ohhhh yesssss pllzzzzzz!!!!
I have one with your name on it!
Koolaid + donuts = deliciousness
And it is baked, so I can have 2. 😉
Better make it 3!
donuts on fridays should basically be mandatory, dontcha think? love!
These are so cool!! LOVE this flavour!
I LOVE these doughnuts! The sprinkling of kool aid totally sends it over the top. We used to make kool aid all the time as a kid but I haven’t had it in forever! Now i have a craving…. 🙂
HA! I forgot about Kool Aid too. We need to bring it back! Thanks, Brandy!
So I’m sitting here with a coffee and after reading the recipe all I can think is “Why don’t I have one of these donuts to go with my coffee!!!” (yes, I’m yelling that in my head) They look amazing and I love the cherry kool aid twist.
LOL!! Thanks, Trevor!
Oh wow that sounds incredible! Fantastic recipe that I definitely need to try. Be sure to stop by my link party today, #OmNomNomFriday, and sure your goodies!
Happy Valley Chow
Pass me some of that creativity girl?! 🙂 Love these.
Ok, wow! You have totally outdone yourself with these doughnuts! Love them!!
How could you not crash through a wall and Yell ” OH YEAHHH” over these?!?! Love that skit, man is hilarious!
My mom never used to let us have Kool-Aid so I used to sneak it when at my friends’ houses! Such an awesome throwback.
You know, I have never actually had Kool-Aid! I know, what person has never had kool-Aid! Well, I would say doughnuts are a good start. These look amazing!
Super creative! Love these!
I love that you sprinkled these with straight-up kool aid powder. who does that?! Absolutely brilliant!
Love how you take a chocolate doughnut and then just take it over the top delicious with the cherry kool aid. Awesome.
Gurl!!! Kool- Aid.. this is too legit too quit.. I need like a dozen of those sent my way..
Kool Aid powder? I seriously don’t know how you come up with these things, but you are genius!!
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