Chocolate Buttercream Donut Cake Recipe
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CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM DONUT CAKE - Chocolate buttercream and homemade mini donuts are mind blowing treat for all donut lovers!
For the mini donuts:
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
For the chocolate buttercream:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Pinch of salt
For chocolate topping:
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate-finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
To make mini donuts:
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degree. Lightly oil mini donut pan and set aside
  2. In a medium bowl mix together the butter and sugar until fluffy
  3. Add eggs, milk, baking powder and vanilla, salt and mix until just combined
  4. Stir in flour and mix until just incorporated
  5. Fill the donuts pan about ½ of the way
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes
  7. Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes and remove donuts from pan
  8. Repeat with remaining batter
To make chocolate buttercream:
  1. In a medium bowl combine butter, powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla, heavy cream and salt, beat for 5-7 minutes until light and fluffy
  2. Add more powdered sugar to thicken and stiffen or more cream to thin frosting if you want
To assemble the cake:
  1. Arrange a ring of mini donuts around the edge of the 8-inch springform pan and fill in the center with more donuts
  2. Top this layer of donuts with a thick layer of chocolate buttercream, spreading it out almost to the edge of the cake
  3. Add another layer of donuts and repeat to alternate layers of chocolate buttercream and donuts until you have three layers of donuts
  4. Frost the top of the cake with remaining chocolate buttercream
  5. Place the cake in the refrigerator for at least one hour
  6. When the topping is set, run a thin knife around the sides and remove the springform pan sides
To make chocolate topping:
  1. In a medium saucepan stir together cream, chocolate and sugar on low heat until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth
  2. Cool and pour over the cake then sprinkle with sprinkles or any other garnishes if desired
  3. Serve
You can use an electric mini donut maker or mini muffin pans. If using a mini donut maker, bake for 4-5 minutes
Recipe makes 55-60 mini donuts
Recipe by Yummiest Food Recipes at