I recently bought a donut pan and I think it's the best decision I ever made. These chocolate donuts are dense, cakey and just sweet enough. Perfect to top with a simple glaze (below) or some creamy, melty peanut butter.
Preheat oven to 350F and grease your donut pan with oil or butter. In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, milk, vanilla and oil.
Add wet ingredient mixture to dry ingredients. Mix together until well combined. On your greased donut pan, fill each donut section about 2/3 of the way full - allowing room for them to rise. TIP: Place donut batter in a piping bag or ziploc bag and cut the tip. Pipe the batter into the donut pan to get the best shape.
Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, until the donuts spring back when pressed gently. Cool on a wire cooling rack and in the meantime prepare your glaze (optional).
To prepare the glaze, by whisking all glaze ingredients together in a medium bowl. Place a piece of wax or parchment paper under your cooling rack and one at a time dip the cooled donuts into the glaze mixture. Place back on the wire cooling rack to let the glaze set.