I'll just let that sink in for a few minutes...
Can it get any better then that?? I don't think so. I LOVE me some Oreos. I will find any excuse to eat or bake with them. So why not make delicious donuts that taste like an Oreo? I have no answers for that. Except that you must. make. these. Like now.
I came across this recipe and just stopped looking. No need to go on. I had to make these stat. So glad that I did.
One of my favorite things about this is that it is baked and not fried. I only make baked donuts; mainly cause I don't want the fuss of frying in hot oil with young kids around. This is an easy recipe to make on a regular basis.
My last note before we get to the goodness is that this calls for buttermilk. I very rarely have it on hand and forgot to pick some up from the store when I was out. Since it's raining I am not leaving again. I feel like this happens regularly. So I looked up buttermilk substitute and this is what google told me. I'll save you the step and just copy and past it right here...
" For each cup of buttermilk, you can use 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to measure 1 cup. Stir, then let stand for 5 minutes. You can also use 1 cup of plain yogurt or 1-3/4 teaspoons cream of tartar plus 1 cup milk. " - Google :)
I went the route of vinegar :)
Without further ado...
1/3 cup buttermilk
4 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (Dutch processed or natural)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 Oreos, finely crushed
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 tablespoons milk
Make the donuts: preheat oven to 350 F; grease two standard size donut pans.
Whisk egg, buttermilk, butter, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Add all dry ingredients except the Oreos, and whisk until well blended. Gently fold in half the crushed Oreos (reserve the rest).
Transfer the batter to a zip-top bag and snip an opening in the corner. Fill the wells of your donut pans about halfway. Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick tests clean; transfer donuts to a wire rack to cool completely.
Make the icing: beat the butter, shortening, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla until smooth and well blended. Add milk, one tablespoon at a time, until icing is still thick but pourable. Dip cooled donuts into icing and place on a wire rack set over a baking sheet (to catch drips). Sprinkle with reserved Oreo crumbs and let set.
Happy Dunking :)