Saturday, August 10, 2013

Raw Cacao Double Chocolate Baked Doughnuts

My darling hubby has been so good and so patient and understanding with our "no refined sugar treats" house rule, that it was time he had a special "daddy treat" as we call it.

No refined sugar and organic & natural ingredients that include raw cacao powder. If you aren't familiar with cacao, it is the purest form of the cocao bean aside from eating a bean off the plant.

Cacao has loads of health benefits and because it isn't cut or refined in any way, cacao powder keeps all those powerful attributes. Obviously baking them into a delicious doughnut is not the healthiest way to enjoy cacao, but everyone deserves a treat sometimes!

Check out this awesome resource for all things cacao.

On with the doughnuts!

You do need a doughnut pan. Mine is a cheapy one from the baking aisle at the craft store and it works perfectly.

You need:
1 C unbleached natural flour
1/4 cup pure cane sugar, granulated
1/3 cup raw organic cacao powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 + 3 tablespoons whole organic milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon full fat organic butter, melted
1 large organic egg

Start with all dry ingredients and whisk to combine. Add in egg, butter, vanilla and milk and whisk until smooth and creamy.

Spray your pan with olive oil spray or organic canola spray and fill each cavity half way up.
Bake at 325 for 13 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

While your doughnuts are baking, start on the glaze!

You need:
2 tablespoons organic sweetened condensed milk
3 tablespoons raw organic cacao powder
1 tablespoon strongly brewed coffee

whisk until shiny and creamy and dip your cooled doughnuts in for a light glaze. or spoon over your doughnuts for a thicker glaze!

Although sprinkles are awesome, I've omitted them because of the chemical dye factor =( if you know of any REAL sprinkles (not colored sugars) that do not contain any yellow blue red etc etc chemical dyes I'd love to hear about it :)



  1. so pure, so wholesome, so good!

  2. These look amazing! I have an affinity for doughnuts...definitely going to make these for a Sunday breakfast treat! Thanks for sharing on Wellness Wednesday!

  3. Mmmm! I need to modify this to incorporate sourdough and then it'd be even more heavenly!