These decadent chocolate donuts are not only lower in fat then their 'fried' counterpart, they are easy to bake. The beautiful 'orange jazz' dark chocolate glaze enhances the overall flavor. Forte Chocolates shared some of their chocolate bars with me, and they are wonderful for baking both savory and sweet dishes. The chocolates at Forte are created by Master Chocolatier Karen Neugebauer, among one of the top Chocolatiers in the World today. Forte Chocolates motto is "Celebrate Life with Chocolate" which I wholeheartedly agree with! ~Enjoy! Diane
Baked Chocolate Donuts with Forte Chocolates Orange Jazz Glaze
2 cups Cake Flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon chocolate powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup heavy cream
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
Preheat oven to 425
Spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients. Add in all the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined. Fill each pan cavity approximately 2/3 full (the batter will be thick, I use a ziplocked bag with the batter inside, twist bag, push all the batter to one lower corner, snip with scissors and fill pans.) Bake 7-9 minutes or until the tops of the doughnuts spring back when touched. Let cool in pan 4-5 minutes before removing donuts from pan.
Finish donuts with my Forte dark chocolate glaze topping recipe *below.
Chocolate Donut Glaze:
2 1.58oz Forte Orange Jazz Chocolate Bars
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
2 teaspoons water
Place all the glaze ingredients in a microwave safe bowl, microwave at 20 second intervals, stirring in-between until all ingredients are melted and mixed. You can dunk warm donuts or wait until they are completely cooled. *We like eating warm donuts, fresh from the oven with the rich glaze...oh so good!
Recipe Yield: Makes & Glazes 12 Donuts
I want to thank Forte Chocolates again for sending me chocolates and for being a sponsor for #choctoberfest 2018
If you would like to find out more about Forte Chocolates, click HERE. They do have a coupon code to use as part of celebrating Chotoberfest - buy two bars and get one free! How awesome is that?! Coupon Code: CHOCTOBERFEST2018
Please note too that Forte has a promotion starting October 15th for their Facebook and Instagram Followers called: The Forte Holiday Bake-Off!
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