I’m not much for Valentines Day, not quite sure why but i’d never felt the attraction to it…till now. A reason to make scrumptious goodies- okay done! On a recent trip to the states I finally purchased a donut pan and Valentines Day was the prefect excuse to use it. I knew right away I wanted to make chocolate donuts. But hadn’t made up my mind for a glaze for them. So knowing my husband always has original ideas I asked him….what did he say? Cinnamon Hearts. I thought this was brilliant. However I was unsure of how to start this process. But I think I made it work with heat, water and icing sugar….And it appears by how many are “missing” my husband thinks so too!
- 3/4 C flour
- 1/4 C cocoa powder
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1 1/2t baking powder
- 1/4t salt
- 1/2 C soymilk
- 1t apple cider vinegar
- 4T vegan margarine (I used earth balance)
- 1 egg replacer. (I used flax egg)
Directions: Preheat oven to 350c. Sift flour, baking powder and cocoa powder. Stir in sugar and salt in a large bowl. Over low heat, combine all remaning ingredients till margine has melted and everything is combined. Mix wet ingredients into the dry. Pour the batter into a lightly greased donut pan. Bake for 10min or till toothpick comes out clean. Let them cool and place on cooling rack.
For the Cinnamon Heart Glaze take half a cup of cinnamon hearts, half cup of water and heat on medium heat till the cinnamon hearts are melted. Then add about 1.5 cups of icing sugar slowly into the glaze. Keep stirring till it’s a bit thicker.
Remove from heat and place in fridge for about 1.5 hours or till the glaze is a desired thickness for dipping the donuts. I took the donuts and dipped each in it and placed back on the cooling racks. I recommend doing this twice.
Sooo good! Look at that glaze? It was a bit thinner then I would have liked. I may keep it in the fridge longer next time.
They make me giggle with excitement, I never though I would make a donut!
A wonderful donut at that 🙂 Now go make that special one a donut made with love!
Question: Are you into Valentine’s Day? If so what is your favorite part? If not, how come?
Hope you all have a great Monday….ackkkk I dislike Monday’s but I have another great Valentine’s Day Treat for you all! Time to go watch The Walking Dead with George. XOXO