A dreamy combination of part breakfast treat, part cookie. A cocoa and cinnamon infused donut studded with chocolate chips, dusted in cinnamon sugar and then drizzled with dark chocolate. These Triple Chocolate Snickerdoodle Donuts are a perfect treat any time of day!
Seven and a half dozen. That’s how many of these donuts I made last week. More specifically, that’s how many of these donuts I made in just three days times. So yes, I suppose you could say they’re good. They started as the baked good I brought for Leighton’s preschool art show and then Camryn decided that they were the perfect treat to bring to her kindergarten class to celebrate her birthday.
This is where I also should mention that these donuts are fairly easy to create. If you can bake a cupcake, you can make a donut. I’d rather make seven and a half dozen donuts over the same amount of cupcakes anyday!
Part breakfast good, part cookie and a whole lot of chocolate. If it can be considered a dessert and something that you can serve someone first thing in the morning, I’d say you found yourself a winner. Wouldn’t you agree?
First up is the actual donut. A chocolate donut studded with chocolate chips with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg for true Snickerdoodle taste. After the donuts are cooled, they’re brushed in butter and then dusted with cinnamon and sugar. And if that were enough, a dark chocolate glaze is drizzled over the top for the perfect finishing touch.
- 2 cups flour
- ¼ cup cocoa
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cream of tarter
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
- ¾ cup whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, sugar baking powder, cream of tartar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- In bowl of an electric mixer, combine buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and melted butter. Slowly add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spray donut pan with cooking spray and fill with batter just to top of center post.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set. Let cool in pan for one minute before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
- In a small bowl, whisk together cinnamon and sugar.
- Brush top and side of each donut with melted butter and then dip into cinnamon sugar mixture.
- In a small bowl, combine chocolate chips and whipping cream and microwave for one minute. Stir until completely melted.
- Drizzle onto tops of donuts.
Count them, one, two, three types of chocolate. Because really, who would want to eat a humdrum Double Chocolate Snickerdoodle Donut? That’s what I thought.