Dunkin-Style Choco Butternut Donuts

Difficulty
Easy
Servings
24 munchkins
Wait Time
15 Mins
Active Time
30 Mins

Here’s the deal: we hacked into your childhood. As much as days past were fueled by fast food apple pies and supermarket-bought juice packets, it’s boxes of Munchkins that elevated the sugar high. If you were up for something light and airy, the snowy bavarian or strawberry jam-filled ones were top choice, while chocolate heads went for the Chocolate Honey-Dipped balls.

Then, of course, there was the constantly in-demand line of orange powder-coated bonbons that always seemed to jump out in an otherwise neutral display of pastries: the Choco Butternut Munchkin. Food coloring achieves the bright orange coating and dark doughnuts.

Chocolate Doughnuts

  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tbsp heavy cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2–3 tbsp milk
  • 1 drop blue food coloring, optional

Butternut Topping

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut, preferably fine
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 drops bright orange food coloring

Make the Chocolate Doughnuts

1

Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking soda in a mixing bowl. Set aside.

2

In a separate bowl, combine vanilla, egg, heavy cream, milk, and oil. Whisk until smooth and homogenous. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.

3

Spoon or pipe the batter into a cake pop mold. Fill each half-sphere to the top. Once filled, cover and close the mold.

4

Bake in the oven for 10–15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool.

Make the Chocolate Glaze

5

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix. Glaze should have a thick consistency. The food coloring is optional, but helps achieve the dark, almost black color of the donuts.

Make the Butternut Topping

6

Combine topping ingredients in a medium bowl. Work the mixture until well combined and all of the coconut is colored.

7

Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet or flat surface and dry for 20 minutes before using.

Assemble the Doughnuts

8

Take the cooled doughnuts and dip into the glaze.

9

Fully coat the doughnuts and remove them using a fork, allowing the excess glaze to drip off.

10

Place the glazed doughnuts into the coconut topping and roll until fully coated.

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