Living here in Germany, I don’t get the opportunity to eat very many cake donuts. Last week, the commissary bakery was selling a glazed chocolate cake donut that was pretty yummy. And now… I can’t get them off my mind.
So my cake donut obsession and my current peppermint obsession came together today to make my first peppermint recipe of the season! Baked glazed peppermint dark chocolate cake donuts! NOM!
The recipe is a simple one. Two bowls, one whisk and just a little bit of mixing are necessary to make a thick, fudge brownie type batter that will get piped into a donut pan and baked to puffy, cakey perfection.
Instead of a typical glaze, I wanted a thicker frosting. So, I made my vanilla buttercream and made it a little smoother than I would if I were frosting a cupcake by adding more heavy cream. After frosting each donut, I topped them with crushed peppermint candy canes! YUMMM!