Heart shaped chocolate baked doughnuts

February 14, 2011

Heart shaped chocolate baked doughnuts

Hyvää Ystävänpäivää! (Happy Friend´s Day!)

As I mentioned before, in Finland we celebrate the “Friend´s Day” on February 14th.  It is the day we celebrate the friendship and all the great friends we are lucky to know and have ^_^.  ( Including lovers, husbands, boyfriends too… :D)

In this romantic, sweet and sugary spirit, I made doughnuts! Ahahaha, isn´t it just lovely :P ? Chocolate heart shaped and baked ones! Yay! Can´t get better than this :P.

Oh… I must warn those who are expecting a real doughnut feeling… Sorry guys, these are more like doughnut cakes than the yeast fried ones… but still good ;)!

Chocolate baked doughnuts

slightly adapted from here

Yields 12 normal sized doughnuts

  • 130 gr all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp dark cocoa powder (I used Dutch-processed)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 75 gr sugar (I used my own vanilla scented one. You can add 1tsp of vanilla extract to the batter instead)
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (I used 1/4 tsp only)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup natural yogurt
  • 1 large egg

Heat oven to 175°C. Lightly grease your doughnut pans. If you don´t have a doughnut pan, use a muffin tin or better, a mini-muffin one (they are just cuter ^_^)

In a large bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda. Whisk in the sugar, nutmeg and salt.

Add the butter by rubbing it into the dry ingredients with your fingers, until it becomes coarse crumbs.

In another bowl or jug, whisk the buttermilk, yogurt and egg. Pour over the flour mixture and mix gently until just combined. The mixture must remain “lumpy” for a fluffy result.

Fill the holes in the pan to 3/4 full using a piping bag for easier and even distribution. Overfilling the pan would result the loss of the “doughnuts holes” as they rise in the oven.

Bake for about 10-12 min (takes less if it is a mini-pan). Test the doughnuts with a skewer or press the surface with your finger, if it springs back, they are ready.

Let cool totally  on a wire rack. Decorate if desired (I used white chocolate and sprinkles)  or dust with sugar.

Heart shaped chocolate baked doughnuts

P.S. Happy Valentine´s day too ^_^!


16 Responses to “Heart shaped chocolate baked doughnuts”

  1. sheri Says:

    So sweet and pretty! I love the drizzle and the props at the end. Happy Friends’ Day!!

  2. ChantaleP Says:

    Happy Friend’s Day! Wow, these donuts are divine.. Too pretty to eat! That being said, who got to eat the one with the flower on it? heehee.

  3. karaimame Says:

    Thank you dear! Happy Friends´day back to you! Send sweet “xoxos” to the kids from auntie L! :D

  4. karaimame Says:

    I did it! Ahahaha! Actually hubs ate the other… girls got the “exaggeratedly covered with white chocolate ” ones :P. Thank you Chantale for your sweet comment! ;)

  5. Lia Chen Says:

    Happy Friend’s Day! Lovely baking, baked doughnuts sounds good … less oily from the fried one. Give a big hug to you and to the girls too (^.^)

  6. Susan Yuen Says:

    Oh my gosh, those look amazing! Please teach me how to bake!

  7. karaimame Says:

    At least I have some excuse to eat more than one right ;) ? Thank you Lia, your comments are always a great support ^^

  8. karaimame Says:

    Aw… Thank you Susan :)

  9. mils Says:

    Okay, I totally missed this; but OMG CAN YOU SAY YUM!! And oh so cute too :)

  10. What a perfect doughnuts to celebrate the Friend’s Day! Yummy!

  11. karaimame Says:

    OMG YES! ^__^ Thanks Mils! I should make another batch just to send to friends like you ;).

  12. karaimame Says:

    Thank you! Happy belated Friend´s Day ;)

  13. Déia Says:

    Vi seu post no Superziper e corri conhecer o blog. Lindo, pena que meu inglês macarrônico complica as coisas. Se puder dê uma olhadinha neste post sobre marmita http://acascadacigarra.blogspot.com/2011/01/carregando-marmita-com-estilo-lunchbag.html(no Brasil ainda é meio olhado de lado quem a carrega!). Um abraço

  14. karaimame Says:

    Oi Déia!
    Você faz bolsinhas lindas para carregar os lanches! Tomara que a situaçao mude por aí e as sacolinhas virem acessório “fashion” ;).
    Obrigada pela visita e pelo lindo comentário!

  15. Dianne Says:

    Olá! Adorei seu site…. mas seria possível postar as receitas também em português? Abraço…

  16. karaimame Says:

    Oi Dianne! Obrigada pelo elogio e pela visita!
    Sobre postar as receitas em português… eu gostaria muito de disponibilizar o blog em português também, mas me falta tempo… quase nem consigo postar algo “normalmente” ^_^.
    Mas seu pedido fica guardado com carinho ok?
    Um abraço!

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