Baked Dulce de Leche Chocolate Doughnuts
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These ultra chocolatey, moist, and decadent baked doughnuts are incredible with a killer dulce de leche glaze and crunchy pecans.
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12-14
  • 1½ cup all purpose flour
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4-5 tbsp melted butter, cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the dulce de leche glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup dulce de leche
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 cup crushed pecans, for topping
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and spray doughnut cavity pan with non-stick cooking spray. I have one doughnut cavity pan, so I had to cook my doughnuts in batches.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, combine melted butter, eggs, buttermilk, both sugars, and vanilla extract and which until fully combined.
  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients until combined. The batter should be thick.
  4. Place batter into a ziplock bag and cut off corner for easy distributing into cavity pan or simply spoon batter into pan.
  5. Bake doughnuts for 8-10 and let cool in pan for 5-10.
  6. While the doughnuts are cooling, prepare the glaze.
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, dulce de leche and heavy cream.
  8. If you find that the glaze is too thick, add a bit more heavy cream.
  9. Dunk the doughnuts into the glaze and then dip into crushed pecans.
  10. Let doughnuts sit for a few minutes so glaze can set.
  11. Enjoy!
Recipe by Butter Be Ready at