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Healthier Chocolate Cake Donuts

Michelle Alley

TOTAL TIME:30 min

If you like chocolate cake donuts, you are going to love this healthier take on them. In order to use less butter and oil, we used applesauce, which also adds sweetness, so we could use less sugar, too. We also used whole wheat flour for a more nutrient-dense donut. While these are still a treat, they pack more nutrition and less calories than their store-bought counterparts.

PREP TIME:20 min
COOK TIME:10 min
TOTAL TIME:30 min
SERVES:1
Ingredients
    Glaze

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          Nutrition per serving
          230 CALS
          6 G
          42 G
          6 G
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          AMOUNT PER SERVING% DAILY VALUE
          Calories
          230
          from fat
          50
          Total fat
          6g
          Saturated fat
          3g
          Cholesterol
          45mg
          Sodium
          150mg
          Carbohydrate
          42g
          dietary fiber
          4g
          sugar
          21g
          Protein
          6g
          Directions
          1. In a stand mixture, place warmed milk and yeast in the bowl and let rest 5 minutes.
          2. Mix in butter, applesauce, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until well blended.
          3. In a separate bowl, mix together baking powder, baking soda, salt, wheat flour, and cocoa.
          4. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and blend until dough forms.
          5. Set aside while oven preheats.
          6. Preheat oven to 425°F.
          7. Divide dough into a greased donut pan. (Should make 12 large donuts.)
          8. Bake for 8–10 minutes, or until donuts are formed and cooked through (a toothpick should come out clean).
          9. Cool for 2 minutes in the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack.
          10. While cooling, mix together all of the ingredients for the glaze in a shallow dish.
          11. Once fully cooled, dip the top half of the donuts in a the glaze. For a thicker glaze, let harden, then repeat dipping 1–2 more times.
          12. While glaze is still wet, top with sprinkles, if desired.
          13. Allow glaze to harden before serving.
          Nutrition per serving
          230 CALS
          6 G
          42 G
          6 G
          SEE MORE
          AMOUNT PER SERVING% DAILY VALUE
          Calories
          230
          from fat
          50
          Total fat
          6g
          Saturated fat
          3g
          Cholesterol
          45mg
          Sodium
          150mg
          Carbohydrate
          42g
          dietary fiber
          4g
          sugar
          21g
          Protein
          6g

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