Friday, February 14, 2014

Baked Chocolate Chip Vanilla Bean Donuts with Berry Coulis Topping

Eating these donuts is like eating polka dots and I'm really pumped about that! Polka dots for Valentine's Day - major YES!

These are deliciously moist and tender vanilla bean donuts studded with mini chocolate chips and they are adorable (and also yummy)! Plus, they are topped with a sweet and tart berry topping that will knock your socks off! SO YUM!

Today is both Valentine's Day and my birthday and this day is usually a struggle for me so, I'll let the photos and the following verse do the talking today. Relax, everything's going to be alright; rest, everything's coming together; open your hearts, love is on the way. Jude 1:1-2 (Message Translation)

Chocolate Chip Vanilla Bean Donuts with Berry Coulis Topping

Donuts inspired by Cooking Classy 
Toppers from Christina at Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe - she is sooo sweet and an absolute dream to work with. 

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean pod, scraped
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup milk
1/4 to 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (depending on how chocolate-y you want them)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and prepare donut tin. Set aside.

In a large bowl mix together flour, baking powered and soda, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, blend butter, oil, sugar, and vanilla bean on low until combined. Add in eggs one at a time, then blend in vanilla extract.

Add half the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix on medium speed until combine. Once combined, slowly pour in half the milk. Add remaining flour mixture once milk has been incorporated. Slowly pour in the rest of the milk, and mix on medium speed until everything is combined.

Take bowl of stand mixer out, and gently mix in chocolate chips with a spatula.

Spoon dough into a large pastry bag, snip the end off, and fill donut pan with dough.

Bake for 7-8 minutes or until the donuts spring back when touched. Immediately remove from pan and let cool on a wire rack.

While donuts cool make the berry coulis.

1 cup frozen mixed berries, thawed
3 tablespoons sugar
juice 1/2 lemon
1-2 tablespoons water 
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

In a small saucepan over medium-low heat cook berries, sugar, and lemon juice until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat and stir in water.

Press berry mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a large mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar to the mixture to form a glaze. 

Dip cooled donuts into berry glaze and place back on a wire cooling rack to completely set.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Christina! I will email you the pictures if you want them! :) Thanks again for the toppers!

  2. These doughnuts look absolutely delicious! Plus insanely pretty.