Baked Espresso Brownie Doughnuts

Baked Espresso Brownie Doughnuts

If you like the idea of a brownie that's been transformed into a doughnut and infused with espresso, then this recipe is for you. If you don't, I suggest trying my recipe for kale chips.
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Chill: 30 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Total: 1 hour 15 min
  • Yields 18 doughnuts
Baked Espresso Brownie Doughnuts
  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • 2 eggs
  • In a small bowl, beat eggs.
  • 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Add brown sugar, milk, oil, and vanilla extract to bowl with eggs. Whisk until smooth.
  • Pour liquid ingredients into larger bowl with flour and whisk until fully incorporated.
  • Measure out scant ¼ cup of batter and carefully pour into greased doughnut pan. Bake at 325°F until lightly browned and doughnuts spring back when touched, about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool inside pan for 3 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Grease pan again and repeat until all of the batter has been used.
  • Espresso Glaze
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • In a small bowl, whisk espresso powder and hot water until dissolved.
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, melted
  • Melt cream cheese in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Add to bowl and whisk until smooth.
  • 1 ¼ cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Add sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. Whisk until combined. If the glaze seems too thin, add more sugar. If too thick, add more milk.
  • Dip cooled doughnuts into bowl of glaze to completely coat one side. Let excess glaze drip off and place on a piece of aluminum foil or wax paper to let glaze set.
From MakeBetterFood.com. . (http://makebetterfood.com/recipes/baked-espresso-brownie-donuts/). Adapted from Shutterbean.

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