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These chocolate Irish Cream Glazed Donuts are baked – not fried – and have a thick layer of chocolate ganache and festive sprinkles. They are so easy to make and are perfect for breakfast for a sweet treat!
Happy Friday all! I’m so glad the week is winding down and looking forward to a relaxing weekend. It’s still cold and we’ve had a bit of snow off and on all week. When is that spring thaw coming?? I’m so ready, though I shouldn’t complain too much, as we spent a week in Cabo a couple weeks ago basking in high 70 degrees and sun. I certainly got my vitamin D fix! And speaking of fixes, do you need a chocolate one? Why of course you do.
I jazzed up these donuts with sprinkles for St. Patrick’s Day but you could certainly change up the colors for any occasion or holiday. Sprinkles make everything fun, right? While we loved these Irish Cream glazed donuts, some of you might not be a fan of using alcohol in the ganache. That is totally fine and you could either substitute a non-alcohol Irish cream coffee creamer, whipped cream or milk (and perhaps some vanilla or mint extract).
As you will see in some pictures below, I made two sizes of donuts – in retrospect, I would not make the mini ones again. They were a bit harder to get out of the pan and turned out a little dry even though I was watching them carefully. I do love baked donuts though and in the past have made these Lemon Poppy Seeds ones and these Mini Olympic Vanilla Donuts (these have different color sprinkles).
And lastly I need to pose a very important question… do you call these donuts or doughnuts? Hmmmm….. inquiring minds want to know!
Start with naked dounts:
Dip in rich Irish Cream Ganache:
Milk is always a good idea!
I was inspired to make this recipe from two sources – Chocolate Donuts and the Ganache. You may substitute coffee creamer, whipping cream or milk instead of the Irish Cream As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition Information: Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 416 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 42mg Sodium: 386mg Carbohydrates: 52g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 33g Protein: 5g
You may substitute coffee creamer, whipping cream or milk instead of the Irish Cream
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