Old Fashioned Cake Donuts With Chocolate Glaze

The world is a better place because of donuts. Seriously, it’s true. Donuts make people happy, myself included. Birthday mornings in my house are celebrated with donuts, it’s just something we’ve always done. At 13 and 11, we still have not stopped. I posted a recipe for baked cinnamon sugar donuts last year, I thought it was time for another kind. These are favorites in my household, old-fashioned cake donuts with chocolate glaze and sprinkles because that adds to the happiness donuts bring.
cake donuts

In recent years fashionable donuts have become an “urban food craze” turning a once simple inexpensive grab-and-go treat into a culinary delicacy complete with an expensive price tag. Outrageous combinations have lured even the most dubious visitors to their stores to taste one. And although the apple fritter donut or a maple long John with bacon from Blue Dot Donuts in New Orleans have their place and a following that will try anything, I prefer the old school original–the cake donut, with a light chocolate glaze on top and yes, pretty little colored sprinkles.

cake donuts

Like my cinnamon-sugar donuts, this recipe requires you to purchase a mini donut pan, but let’s face it, if you’re still reading this post, chances are, you are seriously considering making these tasty little cake donuts. Amazon has a great inexpensive option, typically sold in pairs of two so you can make more than 6 of these hard-to-resist donuts at once.

About the Author

Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

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