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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Donuts

Jared and I have always enjoyed having friends over. When we were first married we lived in a house trailer with so much character (read: things wrong with it) and while we were thoroughly embarrassed of our dumpy little abode, it didn’t stop us from having people over. Even now, we live in a duplex which is beautiful, but doesn’t really have the space for hosting too many people and we still have our Bible study group over with 9-11 adults and a few kids, and on we still get together with our friends from highschool, the numbers have grown and we are currently up to 13 adults and just as many children (yikes, I just realized that’s a whopping 26 people!).

So when Jared was diagnosed with Celiac disease last year I didn’t want to let it stop us from doing something we love, having people over (and feeding them). A few weeks before his diagnosis we had gotten a mini donut maker and I was pretty much smitten with it, how fun to have bit sized donuts! So I was determined to find a gluten free version that I would bring me as much pleasure, and I did!

To be honest, I actually think the gluten free ones are even better than the gluten ones we had been making before -score!

recipe adapted from Cooking for Isaiah by Silvana Nardone

3/4 cup hot water
2 large eggs
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups gluten free all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
2 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Plug in mini donut maker for it to warm up.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Add in the eggs, oil and vanilla. Whisk well.
  • Grease donut maker.
  • Scoop a leveled tablespoon onto each spot on the donut maker.
  • Close and wait until maker signals the donuts are complete. Scoop out donuts with a fork and place on a wire rack to cool.
  • To make the icing combine boiling water and chocolate chips until melted. Add in confectioners’ sugar and add the corn syrup and vanilla; stir until smooth.
  • Once the donuts have cooled, spread the icing on with a butter knife. Top with sprinkles if you like.

Does anyone else have a mini donut maker? (If not, you need to buy one, they are only like $20!)
Are you as smitten with yours as I am?

Interested in more gluten free recipes? Check them out here.

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  1. yumm!!
    i’ve found that a lot of gluten free products are better than gluten packed ones.

  2. These look awesome!
    I never knew your husband’s name before!
    I have a HUGE weakness for donuts…and eating gluten free complicates that kind of a lot….thanks for hope girl! 🙂

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