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Halloween Chocolate Sour Cream Donuts


For The Donuts

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt optional
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup oil canola or vegetable work best
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp McCormick Vanilla

For Glaze Coating

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp McCormick Vanilla

For Colorful Glaze Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp McCormick Vanilla
  • Assorted McCormick Food Colorings


For Donuts

  • Preheat Oven to 325 Degrees F.
  • Combine dry ingredients in medium mixing bowl and stir well.
  • In a separate bowl (or in stand mixer) combine buttermilk, sour cream, oil, egg and vanilla. Mix well to combine.
  • Add dry ingredient into wet ingredients and mix well. Do not over mix, just until well combined.
  • Fill reservoirs in a six count donut pan. It works well to put your donut batter into a large zipper freezer bag, clip off a corner and pipe the batter in. If you do not have a donut pan, you could make these in a muffin pan.
  • Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in donut comes out clean and they spring back when lightly touched.

To Make Glaze

  • Combine milk, powdered sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl and mix well with a mixer. This glaze should not be thick like frosting, it should be more of a pourable consistency and you may need to adjust your amount of milk accordingly. This is simply to seal the donuts and help keep them fresh and moist. After donuts have come out of the oven, sit them on a cooling rack or baking sheet. Spoon glaze over the donuts. Allow to cool complete (much of the glaze will soak into the donuts).

To Make Frosting Glaze

  • Once donuts have cooled, you can add some sweet colorful fun with frosting. Combine powdered sugar, melted butter, 1/4 cup milk and vanilla in a medium size bowl. Mix well with a mixer. Add more milk as needed. This glaze should not be as runny as the first glaze, but should not be too thick as you will be spooning it on to the donuts. Once desired consistency is reached, divide your frosting into separate bowls and add your food coloring. Spoon over tops of donuts and top with sprinkles. Enjoy!
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