Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Chocolate Glazed Donut Muffins
I don't recall exactly how I first stumbled across these beautiful creations but I do know I immediately pinned them. The version I made and pinned came from Joy the Baker's blog.
I love muffins - they're handy. I can make them ahead of time. They fit in one hand. They travel well and are pre-portioned.
I love donuts - they're yummy. But...they're no treat for the hips, so a baked version has to be better right?
I love chocolate - enough said.
So what could be better than combining all those things together?!
As with all things, I had to make a few changes...
I eliminated the nutmeg because I didn't want a nutmeg flavor to them.
I used skim milk because that's what I had on hand.
I used vanilla yogurt rather than plain because that's what they had in small sizes.
I used semi-sweet chocolate rather than unsweetened because we like our chocolate to taste really chocolatey.
Overall, easy to make and worth the time invested, though I really thought they tasted like a dense version of my vanilla cupcakes.
The chocolate glaze was perfect. I may never make icing/frosting for any cupcake ever again. The glaze was prettier and easier and yummier than any other recipe I have ever made.