This is an improved upon recipe to my former Double Chocolate Cake Donuts. While that recipe still works well for small batches, this new recipe makes a dozen and produces fluffier, moister donuts.
I also give my recommendations below for the best dye-free sprinkles and frostings on the market.
Rainbow Sprinkle Chocolate Cake Donuts
Gluten Free - Dairy Free - Vegan - Dye Free
2 1/2 C. Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour (I use Bobs Red Mill 1 to 1)
1 1/2 tsp. Corn-Free Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1/2 C. Cocoa Powder
1 c. Coconut Sugar
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
2 C. Almond Milk (or other non-dairy milk for nut-free)
1/2 C. Avocado Oil (olive oil or coconut oil also work)
2/3 C. Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp Coconut Oil or Avocado Oil
1/8 C. Almond Milk
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and grease your donut pan or pans lightly with coconut or avocado oil.
I use two six space donut pans for this amount of mix.
Mix all dry ingredients until blended well. Add wet ingredients and stir or mix with a hand mixer until batter consistency. Add more milk of choice if needed.
Add batter to piping bag to pipe into pan (easiest method for perfect circles, or spoon batter into pan evenly. Fill almost to top for fluffiest donuts.
Bake regular sized donuts for 12 minutes, mini donuts (if using a mini donut pan) for 7. Check for doneness and remove to allow to cool for 15-20 minutes on a wire rack.
Start by warming a small sauce pan over medium-low heat. Add chocolate chips and coconut oil until they start to melt.
Add vanilla and mix.
When mixture is completely melted together, add dairy-free milk of choice until desired frosting consistency is achieved.
Pour immediately into a wide, ceramic bowl and dip cooled donuts to frost. Add rainbow sprinkles. Allow to set and cool for another 15 minutes and enjoy!
For dye-free rainbow sprinkles I love India Tree! I use their rainbow sprinkle mix for donuts, cakes, cupcakes and cookies.
For a natural dye to dye your frostings, cream cheeses and more I love Color Kitchen which you can get through Thrive Market. (Click the link to save 25% off your first order)
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All recipes are gluten-free and dairy-free with a lot of soy-free, grain-free, sugar-free options.