Friday, February 15, 2013

Time To Make The Chocolate Cinnamon Doughnuts

I love doughnuts. I can't help it.

Baked doughnuts are a wonderful thing, because they allow you to enjoy the naughtiness of eating a doughnut while also consoling yourself with the fact that since they are not fried in grease, they really aren't as "bad" as "regular" doughnuts.

No frying means no calories. Right? RIGHT?!

Ok, just kidding. Definitely calories(sob sob).

I recently modified this recipe to make these doughnuts.

Modifications included omitting honey, clove and nutmeg, and adding about 1/3 cup cocoa powder to the mix.

I also made my own chocolate banana buttercream.

For the buttercream I used one small mashed banana, 1/4 cup softened butter, 1/4 cup shortening, a teaspoon of vanilla, a couple Tablespoons of milk and confectioners' sugar to taste/texture. I basically mixed up the soft ingredients with the electric mixer than added my sugar in by half cupfuls(or so) until I achieved the consistency that I wanted.

I topped the doughnuts with the frosting then topped the frostining with chopped almonds and/or chocolate sprinkles.

It's no wonder I'm not a skinny girl.

But, it's like I always say, whoever said that being skinny feels better than any food tastes, never had a chocolate cinnamon doughnut with chocolate banana buttercream frosting.

*Sad trombone*

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