Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pumpkin Donuts with Chocolate Cream Cheese

Pumpkin Donuts with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting | Cooking on the Front Burner

Today is reveal day for The Lady Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge - each month there are two ingredients that must in your recipe with this month being pumpkin and cream cheese.  I was happy because (1) I like challenges (2) I've been wanting to buy one of those donut pans for awhile and (3) experiment with some different donut flavors - so as you can see I chose pumpkin with a chocolate cream frosting and then to keep it festive used some fall color sprinkles.  Chopped nuts would also be a good choice.  At the end of this post you can see what others have made - be sure to stop by!!!

Lady Behind the Curtain Dessert Challenge

Pumpkin Donuts with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (8 donuts)
    For Donut
    • 1 cup cake flour
    • 3 1/2 oz sugar
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
    • dash ground cloves
    • dash ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 4 oz buttermilk
    • 3 oz pumpkin puree
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tbl melted butter
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla
    For Frosting
    • 4 oz dark chocolate bar chopped
    • 2 tbl heavy cream
    • 4 oz cream cheese
    • 2 tbl powdered sugar
    For Donut
    1. Preheat oven to 375 and grease and flour a donut pan (mine had 6 donut molds)
    2. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl.
    3. Stir in buttermilk, pumpkin, eggs, butter and vanilla with a wooden spoon until combined.
    4. Fill each donut mold about 2/3 full and bake for 10 minutes or until donut springs back when lightly touched.
    For Frosting
    In a double boiler, melt the chocolate, remove from heat and stir in heavy cream. With an electric mixer cream together the powdered sugar and cream cheese. Slowly add the chocolate mixture. Frost the donuts and top with desired toppings - sprinkles, nuts, etc.
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    Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the other recipes. If you would like to join in next time, be sure to stop by Sheryl's page for all the details!!

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    1. Hahaha, you and I are so much alike Deb...we both chose donuts! I need to try some baked donuts next time. I am sure that they are much healthier than my fried ones. :)

    2. Yum Yum! I have no donut pan here, but when I get one, these will certainly top my list! I love pumpkin and chocolate! What a fun dessert challenge this month!

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    4. Love your donuts, Deb. They are def one of my weaknesses! Pinned and Buffered!

    5. Another yummy donut in the challenge! My family would love your icing addition :)

    6. These donuts look crave-worthy! I have a doughnut pan and I've probably only used it twice in a couple years. Maybe it's time to break it out again.

    7. I love doughnuts and what could be better than pumpkin doughnuts!

    8. Loving your recipe. I bought a donut pan, but I haven't used it yet, so now I have my first recipe! Beautiful donuts!!

    9. Yum and double yum. I especially like the chocolate and pumpkin combination with the cream cheese.

    10. These look amazing, Deb! I have been so into the pumpkin-chocolate flavor combo lately too. ;) And chocolate cream cheese?? YES!

    11. I love doughnuts. These are really cute with the sprinkles.
      Spatulas On Parade

    12. Oh pumpkin donuts? sounds amazing and they are so cute!

    13. Oh pumpkin donuts? sounds amazing and they are so cute!

    14. I've just entered pumpkin happiness! Super yum on these donuts!

    15. I love pumpkin donuts! I haven't had any in quite a while, thanks Deb for sharing your recipe!

    16. Those look so good! I love that they have pumpkin in them :)

    17. Deb, these donuts look delicious and the chocolate cream sounds amazing! Pinning!
      Happy Sunday :D

    18. Whoa... Oh my goodness, these donuts look SO good! I still haven't baked with pumpkin this fall, I should get cracking on that!
      I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog, I'm your newest follower ;)

    19. These are so cute and festive. Love pumpkin so I know I'll love these doughnuts.

    20. I'm loving the chocolate cream cheese on these donuts! For me the ultimate way to eat pumpkin is with chocolate! Yummm :)

    21. oh my1!!!! thats some serious yummy there!!! thanks so much for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays. You were featured today! I spread the word around the web, feel free to re-share one or more of my social medial posts :o) Emily@nap-timecreations


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