Page Links

PhotobucketPhotobucket photo Navigation-07_zpsd1f5c3aa.pngPhotobucketPhotobucket
 border=

11.08.2012

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake Doughnuts with Chocolate Ganache and Peppermint White Chocolate




Snow! First snowfall in most of the East Coast last night. While it was devastating to those still without power in NY and NJ. Up here in New Hampshire we got a whopping 2-3 inches.

My kids thinks it's the greatest thing ever. They want to go out and make snowman and forts and all that fun snow stuff. Little do they realize when they do it's going to be a brown snowman as their snowballs pick up chunks of dirt, grass, and leaves.

As it is I have already had to lecture them on the importance of not eating snow. I think I need to melt a cup of it so they can see all that dirt and crud inside. Your parents must have done that with you right? I remember my dad microwaving a big bowl of snow when I was about 6 or 7. After seeing all that dirt I never ate it again!



To celebrate our first snowfall we had some Christmas in donut form. Serious. This is tastes like Christmas. Chocolate and Peppermint is what Santa wants when he comes creeping down your chimney.

These donuts are a classic fried cake donut. Soft and cakey on the inside with a nice crunch on the outside. Topped with a chocolate ganache and chunks of Andes Peppermint Crunch Chocolate.



If you  can't find these seasonal Andes mints, you can even use Hershey's Peppermint Kisses.



Chase needed a bath after eating just one donut. Pretty sure he rubbed it all over his face. 

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake Doughnuts with Chocolate Ganache and Peppermint White Chocolate
(Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen)

Ingredients:

 2 3/4 cups  all-purpose flour
1 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon  salt
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/3 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons  butter, melted and cooled a tad
Oil for frying

FOR THE TOPPING

2 cups chocolate chips
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup of Andes Peppermint Crunch White Chocolate chopped

Directions:

In the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with your paddle attachment. Mix your sour cream, sugar eggs together. Pour in your melted butter.

Sift flour, coco, salt and baking powder together. Mix into your wet ingredients until a dough comes together. It should be slightly sticky and not too dry.

Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.

Preheat oil to about 375 degrees. 

On a lightly floured surface roll dough out to about a 1/2 inch thick. With a doughnut cutter cut doughnuts. Fry no more than 3 at a time for about 1 1/2 minutes, flip and fry an additional 30 seconds.  With slotted spoon remove doughnuts and place onto paper towels to drain well.

To prepare your ganache. On a double boiler add chocolate chips and heavy cream mixing continuously until melted and smooth.

Dip doughnut tops into the ganache place on cooling racks. Sprinkle with Andes mints.

(Recipe should yield about 2 dozen doughnuts) 

I enjoy my warm so the chocolate is super messy.

Happy first snow fall East Coasters!




Photobucket

33 comments:

  1. Carrie you make my heart sing! lol So making these!

    ReplyDelete
  2. You are making me crave donuts for breakfast!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nothing wrong with a doughnut for breakfast ;) Or a dozen.

      Delete
  3. haha! Thats such a great idea...melting the snow to see the junk..I never would have thought of that but Ill have to keep it in mind for my kiddos! I love donuts. These sound and look amazing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh my goodness scared me from ever eating it as a kid! Hope all your snow melted in Maine!

      Delete
  4. Oh maaaah goodness! This looks INSANE! Love chocolate + peppermint :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wowzers...forget Santa, I want a plateful of those bad boys to munch on. I love that you fried them too:-) As good as baked donuts are, there is just something incredible about a fried chocolate donut!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know Santa may not get any on xmas eve! I think we will polish them off first!

      Delete
  6. I'm like you're kids when it comes to snow. Forts and snowman building is the only way to play. If I had one of these donuts waiting for me though, I would be rushing home. White chocolate ganache and peppermint?! YUM!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yum! Couldn't wait for you to post this recipe after seeing these on instagram. I think my face would probably look like Chase's after eating one of these too haha!

    ReplyDelete
  8. i've been looking for a timeless chocolate cake doughnut recipe like this for ages! I am a sucker for chocolate and peppermint. I cannot get enough of it lately. Carrie, these look like perfection.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Such a great doughnut recipe I hope you try it!

      Delete
  9. YAY for Christmas, and donuts, and snow, and chocolate. :) I've got to try frying donuts, these are so fun.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Abby. You must fry your donuts ;)

      Delete
  10. such a cute photo of Chase!!

    These look awesome.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Nicole! Chase is a mess. Such a cutie.

      Delete
  11. it's so crazy y'all have snow already!!! it's only november!! agh! i love that this is chocolate everything even the topping with the ganache and the peppermint! so holiday friendly!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Uhg, New England weather sucks ballz this time of year. Doughnuts help though! Looking forward to some warmer VA weather at the end of the month!

      Delete
  12. Chocolate donuts AND the ganache AND the Andes mints - I want this1

    ReplyDelete
  13. Haha, perfect last pic for this recipe.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Rubbing a donut on your face - there's no better way to eat a donut!

    ReplyDelete
  15. What's not to love with all that chocolate?! Love the pix...too adorable. Now I have a craving for chocolate donuts!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh my husband would fall in love with these donuts!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh, I love these. How I wish we could have snow. Well. One day of snow, then I'd be sick of it. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Ugh... snow. I hope we don't get any at all this year! Of course that won't happen but I can hope.

    And wow, awesome doughnuts! They're so Christmasy. Love that they're fried. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Would these donuts be ok to freeze (without the toppings)?

    ReplyDelete

I love your comments and any feedback. Please let me know what you think!