Baked Mocha Donut Holes with Coffee Glaze

Baked Mocha Donut Holes with Coffee Glaze


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Mocha Donut Holes

Is it just me, or is half of your Instagram feed filled with images of cups of coffee?  We are obsessed with coffee – and it’s been that way for a long time.  Before I dig into my mocha donut holes with coffee glaze (and trust me, they are fabulous), I want to have a little coffee talk.

Here’s something crazy I just learned about coffee history: Back in 1920, the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce boasted that St. Louis was THE coffee capital of the United States (who knew?).  In the 18th century, French settlers introduced coffee to St. Louis and St. Louis fell in love.  The city’s location, unique population, and dedication to commerce formed the ideal atmosphere for the growth of the coffee trade.

Greyhound bus terminal coffee shop. Negative by Isaac Sievers, 1936. Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints Collection. Sievers Studio Collection. Image number: P0403-07076-02-8n

Greyhound bus terminal coffee shop. Negative by Isaac Sievers, 1936. Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints Collection. Sievers Studio Collection. Image number: P0403-07076-02-8n

Now though January 3, the St. Louis History museum is running a special exhibit titled “Coffee: The World in Your Cup & St. Louis in Your Cup”.  The exhibit highlights how coffee affects cultures, economies, and environments around the world.  It also shares the little-known story of St. Louis’s 200-year love affair with coffee and the city’s past as the nation’s leading coffee producer.

John C. Salzgeber's Patent Steam Coffee Roaster advertising card. Advertising Card by Compton Litho Company, 1884. Advertising. Missouri History Museum Photos and Prints Collection. Image number: P0276-00007

John C. Salzgeber’s Patent Steam Coffee Roaster advertising card. Advertising Card by Compton Litho Company, 1884. Advertising. Missouri History Museum Photos and Prints Collection. Image number: P0276-00007

Although I know just a small fraction of my readers are from St. Louis, I also know that a high percentage of you are coffee lovers.  So, please join me on Thursday night (10/15) from 6-8pm CDT, as I live tweet my visit to the exhibit and share what I learn about the drink you adore.  To participate, follow me as well as the other Twitter party participants:

We’ll be tweeting using the hashtags #MyMugSTL and #STLCoffee.

Baked Mocha Donut Holes with Coffee Glaze Recipe

Mocha Donut Holes

Let’s return to my delicious mocha donut holes.  These mocha donut holes with a coffee glaze are a cup of joe in donut hole form.  Unlike some mocha desserts that are more chocolate than coffee, mine tastes like coffee with a touch of chocolate.  The glaze is really what pushes these donut holes over the top – it’s just coffee and powdered sugar!

Like my spiced apple cider donut holes, these mocha donut holes are baked, not fried, so they are super easy to make.  They work well as a breakfast treat, but equally well as a party snack or afternoon pick-me-up.  In fact, I’m running down to the kitchen to grab one now because I can’t look at the photo any longer without eating one.

OK, I’m back and brushing away the crumbs.

Wilton 2105-0129 20-Cavity Doughnut Hole

I made these donut holes using Wilton’s donut hole pan.  It’s super easy to use and I love it!  However, if you don’t have a donut hole pan, you can make these in a mini muffin pan.  The only difference will be that the donut holes will end up being less round.

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Baked Mocha Donut Holes with Coffee Glaze

Yield: 40 donut holes

Baked Mocha Donut Holes with Coffee Glaze

Ingredients

    Donut Hole Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Coffee Glaze Ingredients
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons brewed coffee

Instructions

    Donut Hole Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, butter, coffee, and vanilla.
  4. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients a little at a time until just combined.
  5. Spray wells of donut hole pans with non stick cooking spray. Fill wells 3/4 full with batter.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until donut holes bounce back when lightly touched.
  7. Turn out onto cooling rack.
  8. Coffee Glaze Instructions
  9. In a small mixing bowl, mix powdered sugar and coffee. If necessary, add more coffee or powdered sugar to achieve a thick but still liquid consistency. Although the mental image is totally unappealing, look for a texture like Elmer's glue.
  10. Dip donut holes into the glaze and return to the cooling rack (you may want to put something under the rack to catch the dripping glaze).
  11. Dip donut holes a second or third time if you prefer a thicker glaze.
  12. Eat immediately or cover and eat within two days.

Notes

If you don't have a donut hole pan, you can make these in a mini-muffin pan. They just won't be as round.

http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2015/10/baked-mocha-donut-holes-with-coffee-glaze.html

Disclaimer:  I’m working with the Missouri History Museum on their Twitter party.  They did not ask me to write a blog post, but I love the History Museum and wanted to show them as much support as I could.

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5 comments on “Baked Mocha Donut Holes with Coffee Glaze”

  1. Emily says:

    Two of my favorite things together. They look delicious, can’t wait to try them!

    sigurminn

  2. OK, I’m back and brushing away the crumbs.
    thanks

  3. Jamie says:

    I am from stl and never knew this!!! Awesome

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