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What kids don’t love donuts and chocolate ones at that? Last weekend I made wanted to try out a new donut recipe since I found some donut pans I had been wanting. The recipe made a bunch of donuts so I made a special deliver to all the neighbors that morning with donuts in hand. I think my neighbors love when a recipe makes too much because that means they get a taste. I love sharing! I really liked how simple these where to make. You could even make them in muffin pans if you don’t have a donut pan or even a sheet pan and make little square donuts. They aren’t overly sweet and come out really nice and fluffy. For the glaze I just melted down some chocolate chips then dipped the tops of the cakes in the chocolate and added sprinkles.

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Chocolate Donuts
(Adapted from Donut Express)

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2 cups flour
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon shortening
1 ⅓ cups milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Apply a small amount of butter or vegetable oil to donut cups and slightly rub over the area with a piece of cloth or paper towel.

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In a mixing bowl sift flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.

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Mix in rest of the ingredients carefully until well combined.

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Fill cups in pan ½ full and bake 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

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