Sunday, February 23, 2014

Chocolate Cake Donuts With Cookie Dough Oreo Frosting

Moist and so chocolaty, these chocolate cake donuts are double, yes, double glazed before being topped with a sinful frosting made with cookie dough Oreo cookies. This amazing treat is definitely not for the faint of heart!
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Fresh baked, moist dark chocolate glazed donuts in hand. What could possible make that situation any better?

Why Oreo frosting piled on top, of course!
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And not just any plain old Oreo, mind you. 
Have you guys seen these things?
I've been seeing these posted up on other bloggers sites recently and came across them as I was innocently strolling down the cookie aisle at the grocery store last week.
I can't be to blame, they practically jumped off the shelf at me...I swear!
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The idea for these donuts literally came to me in the middle of the night and then they came to fruition as soon as I woke this morning. 
I was that certain about them.
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I started with the very best baked chocolate cake donut recipe. When those babies were baked and cooled, I dipped them in glaze. 
Then I dipped them again.
And since I had been awake all night obsessing over this cookie dough Oreo frosting, I whipped some up, and using an ice-cream scoop, mounded one huge dollop on top.
Your welcome.

Chocolate Cake Donuts With Cookie Dough Oreo Frosting
makes 10 donuts

For the donuts:
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup extra dark cocoa powder
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp Kosher salt
½ cup light brown sugar
1 egg
½ cup buttermilk
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
¼ cup mini chocolate chips

For the glaze:
1½ cups powdered sugar
6 Tbsp milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the frosting:
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup heavy cream
12 cookie dough Oreo cookies (or regular Oreo's), crushed

Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Spray a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar.
In a small bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla until well combined.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold together until all of the ingredients are well combined. Using a small spoon, portion the batter into the prepared pan, filling each well ⅔ full. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before inverting onto a cooling rack. All donuts to cool completely before glazing.
Repeat with remaining batter.

To make the glaze, in a small saucepan over low heat, combine the sugar, milk, and vanilla until well combined. Remove from the heat.
Dunk the cooled donuts in the glaze to fully coat and place on a wire rack to set. Once set, re-glaze the donuts a second time, placing back on the rack to set.

To make the frosting, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium-high until light and creamy, about 1 minute. Add the powdered sugar and cream, beating on medium until creamy. Add more cream, if necessary, to make the frosting desired consistency. You'll want it pretty thick. Fold in crushed Oreo's. 
Using an ice-cream scoop, top the donuts with one scoop of frosting each.


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