Everybody loves Donuts.
If you don't, then you probably hate chocolate too.
And if you hate chocolate, then your probably one of those people who would prefer a taco instead of a a double chocolate fudge cake.
Yea! I'm talking to you Hubby!
Anyways, back to us NoRmAl peeps.
When I was in elementary school, my grandpa, not the one that just recently passed, used to pick me up from school once or twice a week to hang out with my brothers and I.
Every time after school we went to 'The Donut Shop.'
It was this hole in the wall place that was family owned, and this sweet older lady worked there every day.
She had candy, and chocolate milk, and THE BEST strawberry cheesecake ice cream that I have ever had...Or at least that is what my 8 year old self told me.
And every time we went to the Donut shop, I would order a my favorite ice cream, or a chocolate cake donut with tons of jimmies sprinkles.
Oh, and she always gave me double scoops on the ice cream.
I have her to thank for my awkward/embarrassing weight in middle school, but that's a different story.
Ever since then, I've had a place in my heart for those round rings of goodness.
And not that there is anything wrong with indulging on a delicious donut every so often, but
I find it best to make my own at home.
Baked not fried.
Wholesome not Questionable.
Natural not Fake.
And Green :)
Chocolate Avocado Donuts with Peanut Butter Avocado Frosting
Cake Recipe adapted from HERE
Ingredients: (For Donut)
1 1/2 C Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
1/3 C. Cocoa Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 Avocado Mashed
1 Cup Vanilla Soymilk
3/4 Cup 100% Maple Syrup (this could be reduced,-
but you would need to increase liquid, maybe with milk)
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
(chocolate chips optional)
Ingredients: For Frosting
1/2 lb. powdered sugar(more or less depending on desired consistency)
3-4 TB. Soymilk
2-3 TB. Agave
2 TB. Vanilla
2-4 TB. Peanut Butter
1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients until combined. Make sure avocado isn't lumpy.
2. Add wet to dry.
3. Pour into a greased donut pan, and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 22 minutes (give or take). The cake donuts are very moist. You don't want them hard or dry.
4. Once donuts are done, remove from oven and let cool. Now you can prepare the frosting.
5. Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until creamy.
6. Spread some love on those donuts, and sprinkle with some jimmies!
Let me say this!!
THE BEST MOIST CAKEY CHOCOLATE DONUT I HAVE EVER HAD!!
It is soo hard to find a vegan cake recipe that isn't dry, or the texture isn't wierd.
Oh..also, you could easily prepare a different frosting. Get crazy! Of coarse Baby Boo would have to disagree.
I couldn't get that spoon away from her :)
And just in case you were wondering, these work perfectly as cupcakes as well :)
Does that say moist and fluffy or what??
My favorite part of photographing these cupcakes!
Eating them :)
Take THAT Donut Shop Lady!