Bailey’s Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts

baileys glazed chocolate doughnuts // pale yellow

This Sunday, start your St. Patrick’s Day off right; it’s time for an Irish breakfast.  Traditional Irish breakfast?  No.  Awesome Irish-themed breakfast?  Yes!

baileys glazed chocolate doughnuts // pale yellow

There was a time, not so very long ago, when I was in college I was up at the crack of dawn to get a real Irish breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day.  We went to a local Irish establishment, that was quite packed at 7 A.M., and enjoyed Magner’s Irish Cider and an assortment of other goodies.  Being the dedicated student I was, I went back to school and attended my various classes for the day.  For my last class, in all my college-senior-21-year-old craziness, a friend and I poured spiced rum in our (non-alcoholic) cider and drank during class!  I know, I was a wild one.  That night we went to another local establishment and had enough green beer to last a lifetime.

baileys glazed chocolate doughnuts // pale yellow

Fast forward seven years and no joke, this is the conversation I had at happy hour last Friday:

co-worker: We’re trying to plan something for next Saturday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the city because that’s when the parade is happening.

me: I’m in, but I don’t want go anywhere with amateurs, or 23-year-olds, or green beer.  I want to go somewhere with grown-ups.

baileys glazed chocolate doughnuts // pale yellow

Who am I?  When did this happen?  How can the lady putting booze and sprinkles on her breakfast want to hang out with grown-ups?  It’s all a conundrum.  Being in my 20’s is weird, sometimes I can behave like an adolescent and other times like a geriatric, sometimes I do both at once.

baileys glazed chocolate doughnuts // pale yellow

If you haven’t bought yourself a doughnut pan, go do it now; the mini doughnuts are almost too cute to handle.  Honestly, these doughnuts really taste like a cupcake, but it’s perfectly acceptable for breakfast consumption as long as you call it a doughnut and bake them in a doughnut pan.  The glaze was a stroke of genius and the Bailey’s shines on top.  You know you’re eating a boozy doughnut for breakfast and you’re going to love every minute of it.  You have two days until St. Patrick’s Day, make these doughnuts happen, for real.

baileys glazed chocolate doughnuts // pale yellow

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Bailey’s Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts
Adapted from Sugarcrafter
Yield – 12 mini doughnuts

1 cup flour
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup vanilla coconut milk
1/4 sugar
1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

Glaze
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 ounce Bailey’s Irish Cream (1 little bottle)
Sprinkles

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 F and spray a mini doughnut pan with cooking spray.  Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt and soda in a small bowl.
  3. In a larger bowl whisk together the milk, sugar, brown sugar, oil, egg, and vanilla.  Fold in the dry ingredients until just combined.
  4. Add the batter to a piping bag and pipe evenly into the doughnut pan.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Bang the pan so all the doughnuts fall out and let cool on a wire rack.
  7. Make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar and Bailey’s until smooth.  Dip the top of each cooled doughnut in the glaze and place on a wire rack over a baking sheet to catch the drips.
  8. Sprinkle with sprinkles.baileys glazed chocolate doughnuts // pale yellow
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7 responses to “Bailey’s Glazed Chocolate Doughnuts

  1. I can SO relate to this! I don’t want to be there for amateur hour, give me a fancy grown up place, and one of these donuts : )

  2. Irene

    Oh man these were good!!!

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