Double Chocolate Spider Donuts
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Serves: 1 dozen
Double Chocolate Spider Donuts
  • Donuts:
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • ½ cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 6 Tbsp milk chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 tsp milk
  • Decorations:
  • Black Red Vines
  • Candy eyes
  • String/Twine for hanging donuts (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and measure your ingredients.
  2. Start by melting your butter in a saucepan over medium low heat. Then add your chocolate chips and stir. Once melted, remove from heat and add in your sugar and eggs, making sure to stir immediately so you don't get scrambled eggs. Then add your buttermilk and vanilla and stir until mixed.
  3. Combine your dry ingredients in your mixer's bowl and add your liquid chocolate mixture to it and stir on low for 2 minutes until all flour is mixed in.
  4. Then fill a zip lock bag with the chocolate batter, snip off one corner, and use the bag as a pastry bag to fill your greased donut pan wells.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until done.
  6. When your donuts are done, let them sit in the donut pans for 5 minutes and then remove them to a cooling rack.
  7. While the donuts are cooling, make your chocolate glaze by combining all your ingredients in your mixer and mix together on low for 1-2 minutes.
  8. if you're going to hang your donuts, wrap some twine around each one and knot it.
  9. When ready, glaze your donuts and immediately add the eyeballs so they stick.
  10. Then slice your black red vine in half length-wise using a paring knife, then cut each stick into thirds.
  11. Stick your eight legs into each spider.
  12. Hang and enjoy!
Recipe by Salty Canary at