Mexican Hot Chocolate Donuts
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  1. To make the donuts. Preheat oven to 425°. Spray donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, chipotle, and salt. Stir in the milk, butter, and vanilla, scraping the bowl as needed. Add the eggs, and mix until just combined. Scrape the bowl and give a final stir.
  3. Fill a decorating bag with batter and use it to fill each donut ring half full. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the donuts spring back to the touch. Allow to cool in the pan for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack. Cool completely before glazing.
  4. To make the glaze: Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. Assemble donuts as directed above.
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