Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Chocolate Ganache Glazed Doughnuts

I think every Friday should be declared as "Doughnut Friday"!

Wait. It's Tuesday, not Friday.

But these doughnuts were made on Friday, and I devoured enjoyed them on Friday, and therefore, dub Friday's to be Doughnut Fridays.

My father-in-law actually does have Doughnut Friday at work every. single. Friday.

Why don't more work places embrace practices like this?

I think all work places should celebrate their employees by showering them with treats on Fridays, like doughnuts, or drink-o-clock. Just sayin...

Luckily, I'm the boss around these quarters.

Which means...

Every Friday is Doughnut Friday!

And for you, today is Doughnut Tuesday!

Any reason to have doughnuts right?

I wanted the ganache to be the star of these doughnuts, so I made a very basic doughnut batter here.

But don't let the basic batter fool you.

These babies are bomb to the diggity.

The batter and the glaze go so perfectly well together. And they aren't sickeningly sweet, because there isn't a whole whack of sugar in the batter. There's none in the ganache, and just a weeeeee little bit sprinkled on top (alright maybe a little more than a wee bit), so you can rest assured you won't be going into a sugar coma over these doughnuts.

Just don't get the words "not unsickeningly sweet" confused with "not good".

I made them on Friday for when my in-laws came into town, and they got the thumbs up from all five of us eating them.

And I might be making them again for this Friday, and continuing my newly declared weekly holiday of Doughnut Friday!

Chocolate Ganache Glazed Doughnuts | Printable Recipe
makes approx 1 dozen doughnuts

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • slightly heaped 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg, or a couple grinds of fresh nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • scant 1/2 cup sunflower or canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
for ganache:
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 125 g (4 oz) dark chocolate chips (half of an 8 oz bag)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, and spray a doughnut pan well with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine buttermilk, egg, oil, and vanilla.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir to just combine. Don't over mix.
  5. Fill the doughnut pan 3/4 full and bake 12-15 minutes, until just starting to get golden.
  6. Remove and let cool.
  7. While the doughnuts are cooling, make ganache by heating the cream in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Remove before it starts boiling, and pour over chocolate setting in a bowl, let sit for a couple minutes, and then stir until chocolate is fully melted, and the ingredients are combined
  8. Dip one side of the doughnut into the ganache, and set on a cooling rack, chocolate side up. Dip the remaining doughnuts, and then sprinkle with pearlized sugar, or other sprinkles of choice.
  9. Enjoy within a couple days.
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  1. Eva @ Pastel BakeryApril 9, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    Oh my, I just liked my screen! :) These look so yummy! I love how the ganache shines and the sugar twinkles :)

    1. Eva @ Pastel BakeryApril 9, 2013 at 12:04 PM

      oops, I meant 'licked my screen'! Guess I had chocolate on the brain and wasn't seeing clearly :)

    2. Haha I totally understand that! Chocolate can do that sometimes ;)

  2. I am all for Doughnut Fridays!! Especially if these beauties are involved :)

  3. Though I am not a regular donut lover, baked donuts are more like little round cakes with a hole in the middle. These look delicious and I love the ganache glaze. Does it stay soft like frosting or does it set more solid?

    1. That is true! Although, not a doughnut lover??? Im disappointed ;) JK, we can still be friends! Haha, the ganache stays really soft, a lot like frosting :) Sooo perfect! :D

  4. Ooo I love that huge leaning tower of chocolate donuts!! That ganache is just so inviting and i love how shiny it is!! mmm now I want donut day....everyday! ;)

  5. Donut friday?! How amazing is that? But truth be told, I could honestly have these chocolate ganache donuts EVERY SINGLE DAY!

  6. Shut the front door! These donuts sounds absolutely amazing!

  7. "bom to the diggity" oh girl, you're speakin' my language

  8. Um, doughnut Friday sounds awesome! YES-YES-YESSSSSS!

  9. I just adore how you write!! Such a fun post and YES YES YES to those beautiful donuts!

    1. Thank you so much Amanda!! That made my day! Xoxo :)

  10. Carla, these donuts look great! Especially with that hit of sugar on top :)

    1. Thank you Marla!! Sugar definitely tops it off ;)

  11. These are gorgeous! A must make. Pinning them. I love that pretty chocolate glaze, and what an easy recipe too! Love chocolate for breakfast. :)

    1. Thank you sweet Sally!! I agree! Chocolate for breakfast everyday!!

  12. Love that ganache!! I want a doughnut right now, forget waiting until Friday!

  13. Doughnut Friday sounds like an excellent idea! (and maybe cookie tuesday, cupcake wednesday . . .) Your doughnuts look delicious :)

  14. Love that shiny ganache!! These look so good & I'm all for your doughnut Friday!

  15. Hey, there's not enough glaze! Kidding. :D

    These look absolutely amazing! So very pretty! I think it'd be nice if every day got a food. Pizza Monday (Friday is already good enough, why does it need pizza?!), donut Tuesday, hamburger Thursday. Sounds nice!

  16. these donuts are amazingly good!

  17. I'm making these right now and I think I'm going crazy . . . the directions talk about sugar in the recipe, but it's not in the ingredients list. Nobody else has commented about this so I must be crazy! I've read it over several times. Please help!

    1. Goodness! I am so sorry about that. You are certainly not the one going crazy! It's suppose to be 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Thank you for pointing it out to me. I will fix that! Good luck! :)

    2. Carla, have always been a cake baker and decorator. Recently tried my hand at lemon cream filled cream puffs that were AMAZING!
      Now onto the donuts and my question to you is can you use heavy whipping cream in place of regular heavy cream in this recipe for the ganache? Thanks and know these are going to be ths bomb!

    3. Hi Irene! Those cream puffs sound awesome! As far as the donuts, I made these when I was in Canada, so if I'm not mistaken, they only have heavy whipping cream there, so absolutely use heavy cream in place of that :) I hope you love them as much as I did!! Xoxo


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