Chocolate Sour Cream Donuts with Chocolate Ganache
These chocolate donuts are tender, moist, and covered in a silky homemade ganache. Enjoy plain or top with crushed candies and sprinkles.
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unsweetened cocoa powder
dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
heavy whipping cream
nonpareil sprinkles or crushed candies
For the donuts:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray donut pans with cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
In another bowl, add the eggs, sugar, sour cream, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined.
Empty the wet mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
Transfer the donut batter to a gallon-sized Ziplock bag or a pastry bag. If using a gallon-sized Ziplock bag, cut the bottom inch off the corner.
Squeeze the batter into the donut cavities filling them up about halfway. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the tops spring back.
Transfer the baked donuts to a wire rack to cool.
To prepare chocolate ganache:
In a saucepan over medium heat, the heavy cream just until it begins to gently simmer.
Place the chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl.
Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips. Let sit for 3-4 minutes to let the chocolate melt.
With a spatula, stir until completely combined and the chocolate has melted.
Dip the chocolate donuts into the ganache, then place on a rack to set. Sprinkle with crushed candies or sprinkles while still wet.
Always use room temperature ingredients when baking, unless specifically instructed otherwise. Batters and doughs come together much smoother and you’re less likely to have lumps.
I use two 6-cavity donut pans and bake both of them at the same time.
Switch out your decorations to match the occasion! Crushed peppermint is wonderful for Christmas, while colorful nonpareils add a festive touch for holidays like Valentine’s Day or Easter.
Want a fun fall twist? Try adding a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice to the batter.
Baked donuts are best served the same day, but can be refrigerated for 2-3 days if needed.
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