Start your day with some warm triple chocolate donuts – fudgy chocolate cake with chocolate chips and chocolate glaze. You can make the dough the night before, refrigerate it and fry in the morning for a wonderful breakfast treat.
I’ve been wanting some warm donuts for a while. There really isn’t anything much better than a warm donut. And, of course, they needed to be chocolate.
Serious Eats has a highly rated chocolate donut recipe with vanilla glaze. I started there but changed the glaze to chocolate and added mini chocolate chips.
Now, I’m not a morning person. I’m pretty much in a fog until the caffeine kicks in. So making these first thing in the morning probably wasn’t my best move.
I wrote down the recipe from Serious Eats. Then, in my groggy pre-caffeinated state, I added the milk for the glaze to the donut dough. Oops.
The added milk made the donuts a little more moist but it also made the dough too soft to easily drop into the hot oil. So I refrigerated the cut donuts for 30 minutes before frying.
Problem solved. The donut rings fried up fine. This also means you can also prepare your dough the night before instead of trying to make these while caffeinating.
Now the glaze. The original recipe didn’t make nearly enough glaze so I doubled the glaze. For triple chocolate donuts, I also changed it to a chocolate glaze. Yes, there really are 4 cups of sugar in that glaze. Crazy, I know.
I tried reducing the sugar but I ended up with sticky frosting rather than a glaze that hardens. If you want less sugar and don’t mind sticky donuts, you can cut the sugar in the glaze in half.