Aztec Chocolate Doughnuts

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Aztec Chocolate Doughnuts
  • Prep 1 hr 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 50 min
  • Servings 16
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If you love chocolate, these aztec chocolate doughnuts, with a dark chocolate glaze, will make your morning extra sweet.
Updated Sep 20, 2016



  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour


  • 1
    In medium bowl, beat eggs, granulated sugar, buttermilk, 3 tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla with whisk until blended. Stir in cocoa. Stir in all remaining doughnut ingredients except oil just until moistened. Grease another medium bowl with shortening. Place dough in bowl, turning dough to grease all sides. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 2
    Place dough on generously floured surface. Roll dough in flour to coat. With floured rolling pin, roll dough to 3/8-inch thickness. Cut dough with floured 3-inch cookie cutter.
  • 3
    Line 2 cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. Place dough rounds on cookie sheets about 1 inch apart. Cut out centers using floured 1-inch cookie cutter. Reroll scraps to cut additional doughnuts. Cover cookie sheets loosely with towels; let stand at room temperature while heating oil.
  • 4
    In 4-quart Dutch oven or heavy 3-quart saucepan, heat 2 inches of oil to 375°F. Place cooling rack on cookie sheet. Fry doughnuts in oil, 3 to 4 at a time, about 2 minutes, turning over every 30 seconds, until deep brown and puffed (do not undercook or centers will be raw). Remove from oil with slotted spoon to cooling rack. Cool doughnuts completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 5
    In 1 1/2-quart microwavable bowl, microwave 1/4 cup butter, the milk, corn syrup and 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon on High 45 seconds or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Microwave an additional 30 seconds; carefully stir until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth (stirring too quickly can cause air bubbles in glaze). Stir in 1 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla until smooth. Stir in additional powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until consistency of thick syrup. Dip top of each doughnut into glaze; let excess drip off. Place doughnuts on cooling rack, allowing excess glaze to drip onto cookie sheet. Let stand until glaze is set, about 30 minutes.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For best results, maintain the temperature of the oil. Heat the oil back to 375°F before cooking each new batch of doughnuts. Also, turning the doughnuts frequently helps ensure that they cook thoroughly.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Doughnut
Calories from Fat
Trans Fat
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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