Baked Nutty Chocolate Doughnut Recipe

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Chocolate, Are You Nuts?
A sinful overload of chocolates topped off with nuts!
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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  1. For the Salted Caramel
  2. In a heavy bottomed-saucepan, add the sugar and allow it to cook over medium heat, until it turns a dark.
  3. Remove the sugar from the heat and add the butter and allow it to melt.
  4. Then add the cream. It will bubble, so add it carefully.
  5. Stir in the salt.
  6. Transfer the caramel to a separate container and allow it to cool.
  7. For the Doughnuts
  8. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  9. Grease a doughnut pan with baking spray.
  10. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  11. In a large bowl, combine the oil and butter. Slowly add the sugar and mix until combined.
  12. Put in the vanilla and eggs.
  13. Add the dry ingredients and milk in three different additions, alternating between the two. Starting and ending with the flour.
  14. Pour the batter into each doughnut mold. Fill about ⅔ full.
  15. Bake for about 8 minutes.
  16. Allow the doughnuts to cool for10 minutes, then turn them out on to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  17. For the Ganache
  18. In a heavy-bottomed pan, place the cream. Bring the cream to a simmer.
  19. Place the chopped chocolate into the cream.
  20. Cover the pot with an airtight lid. Allow it to stand for 5 minutes without disturbing.
  21. After 5 minutes, mix the chocolate and cream until the ganache is smooth and shiny.
  22. To Assemble the Doughnuts
  23. Dip the top of each doughnut in the chocolate ganache.
  24. Place the chocolate-topped doughnuts in the fridge to cool for about 15 minutes.
  25. Dip the chocolate covered doughnuts into the salted caramel.
  26. Sprinkle the doughnuts with chopped peanuts.
  27. Place the extra panache in a zip lock and snip off the corner of the bag. Drizzle the doughnuts with the chocolate.
  28. Enjoy!