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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

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Imagine; a rainy summer Saturday afternoon, a glass of iced cold vanilla soy milk, your favorite t-shirt, a Twilight Zone marathon, and these doughnuts.

Yes ma’am.

It’s how I’m spending my day today.

My expertise in doughnut making is pretty limited, but I’m feeling pretty spiffy about the way these came out. Still, I’m pretty sure that they’re the best doughnuts I ever made.

If you try them I hope you like the recipe as much as I do.

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Doughnuts

Dough

3 c. gluten free flour mix (If you don’t have your own mix, I prefer this brand)

1/4 tsp. xantham gum

3/4 c. whole milk, warmed, 95-100° F

2-1/4 tsp. active dry yeast

1 c. unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 medium brown egg+3 egg yolks, separated

1 c. organic sugar

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. fine sea salt

1 TBS. aluminum-free baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1.5 sticks melted butter

Canola oil, for frying

Chocolate Glaze

2 c. confectioners’ sugar

3 tsp. vanilla extract

1 c. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 c. whole milk

  • In a small bowl, add  warmed milk to yeast. Stir and let sit for five minutes, until a froth has formed.
  • In a large bowl, combine 1 cup flour, sugar, salt, cocoa powder, baking soda, xantham gum, cinnamon and baking powder.
  • Mix in whole egg and egg yolks.
  • Next, add the yeast-milk mixture, vanilla, and oil, and mix.
  • Gradually add the remaining flour and combine dough, but be careful not to over mix.
  • Scrape dough onto floured surface and roll out until it is ~ ½″ thick. Cover with parchment paper.
  • Chill the dough for 30-60 minutes. The dough should not adhere to the paper.
  • Flour surface and place chilled dough onto it.
  • Using a 3-1/2” doughnut cutter , cut your doughnut pieces.
  • On med-low heat, add oil in a pot. Oil should heat to 350°F.
  • Carefully add doughto oil, frying ~1 minute on both sides until slightly brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  • Prepare glaze.
  • Dip doughnuts while faintly warm into the glaze.
  • Set aside on a cooling rack until serving.

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