Peppermint Mocha Homemade Donuts

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Peppermint Mocha Donuts are a special treat that you will love to serve on Christmas Morning. They are the perfect surprise that will delight your family.
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
peppermint mocha donut on wooden cutting board

Peppermint Mocha Homemade Donuts are a special treat that you will love to serve on Christmas Morning. They are the perfect surprise that will delight your family.

peppermint mocha donut on wooden cutting board

These Peppermint Mocha Donuts are exceptionally enticing and so perfect for the holiday season. Perfect for Christmas morning or after building a snowman or even to take to a skating party. Honestly, any time is the perfect time.

Why Peppermint Mocha Donuts Work

Donuts always work because not only are they sensational to eat but they are are also sumptuous to behold. They are so fun and festive for the holiday season.

The actual history of the donut is varied. With each country through out the ages claiming to be the creator. Here is a little interesting history.

How to Make this Easy Donut Recipe – Step by Step

  • Preheat Oven: First, preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two donut pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Combine Ingredients: Second, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.  In a separate bowl, beat the melted butter and sugar until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating between each addition. Mix in the cream and extract until smooth.
  • Mix Wet and Dry: Then add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix to combine. Batter will be thick. Next, pipe the batter into the donut pans and bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes.
Peppermint Mocha process the 1st three steps
  • Create Glaze: When the donuts are cool, make the glaze by beating together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and heavy cream until smooth.
  • Top Donut: Dip the top of each donut in the glaze and placed back on the cooling rack to set.
  • Decorate:  Finally, place the red and white chocolate in piping bags and pipe stripes over the top of each donut. Lastly, sprinkle crushed peppermint on the top of each donut before the chocolate sets. 
Finishing steps for Peppermint mocha donuts

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Can I Make this Cake Donut Recipe in Advance.

Planning to create these donuts for Christmas Morning or a future party and want to get a little leg up on getting them done?

Create the donuts up to three days ahead of time and just glaze and decorate them the day that you want to serve them.

Alternatively, you can make the donuts ahead of time and freeze them in an air tight container for up to two months.

peppermint mocha donuts on a wooden cutting board with plaid napkin

Recommendations for Making this Donut Glaze Recipe

Tricks for baking your donuts to make sure they come out perfect.

  • Do not over mix your batter. In fact, it can make them tough and not rise as well.
  • Of Course, make sure that the oven is the right temperature and rotate the pans half way through the cooking process so that you can ensure an even bake.
  • Likewise, make sure that your donuts have completely cooled before trying to glaze and decorate your donuts. If you rush and they are still warn, everything will just slide off.

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Peppermint Mocha donut on a cooling rack

Expert Tips for Making the Best Homemade Peppermint Mocha Donuts

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Decoration Party: After the donuts are done, set out dishes of the glaze and icing and mints and allow the kids to decorate them. Fun!
  • Use Sprinkles Too: Try some festive holiday sprinkles with the donuts to make them even more festive and serve with my homemade Peppermint hot chocolate bombs.

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Peppermint Mocha Donuts

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Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • For the glaze:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ¼ cup warm heavy cream
  • ¼ cup red melting chocolate melted
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips melted
  • 6 peppermint candies crushed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two donut pans with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the melted butter and sugar until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating between each addition.
  • Mix in the cream and extract until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix to combine. Batter will be thick.
  • Pipe the batter into the donut pans and bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes. The donuts are ready when they bounce back after being touched.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for five minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  • When the donuts are cool, make the glaze by beating together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, peppermint extract, and heavy cream until smooth.
  • Dip the top of each donut in the glaze and placed back on the cooling rack to set.
  • Place the red and white chocolate in piping bags and pipe stripes over the top of each donut. Sprinkle crushed peppermint on the top of each donut before the chocolate sets.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two baking dishes before baking.
  • Decoration Party: After the donuts are done, set out dishes of the glaze and icing and mints and allow the kids to decorate them. Fun!
  • Use Sprinkles Too: Try some festive holiday sprinkles with the donuts to make them even more festive and serve with my homemade Peppermint hot chocolate bombs.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 814IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg

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