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 eggs
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.

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