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Baked Chocolate Doughnuts with Nuts!

  • 30 minutes
  • 17 ingredients
  • Walnuts, Pistachios
  • Moderate
  • Donuts


  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted softened butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3-4 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup Diamond of California® Chopped Walnuts, toasted
  • ½ cup toasted chopped pistachios

The Steps

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and place a rack in the upper third of the oven. Generously spray doughnut baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Using an electric mixer or kitchen aid, beat the sugar, butter and vanilla together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Pour in the dry ingredients and buttermilk into the batter and fold together until just combined.

Fill the doughnut pans 2/3 full. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the doughnut comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow to rest in the pan for 5 minutes before inverting the doughnuts onto a wire rack. Repeat the baking process with the remaining batter.

To make the frosting, whisk together powdered sugar, cocoa powder and salt in a medium bowl. Begin adding 2 tablespoons of milk and the vanilla extract. Whisk together. Add 1 more tablespoon of milk and whisk together. If the consistency is too thick, add another tablespoon of milk.

Place frosting in a small but wide bowl. Dip the bottom of each doughnut into the chocolate frosting. Place the frosted doughnuts onto a wire rack and sprinkle with chopped nuts.

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