Baked Chocolate Donuts with Matcha Glaze

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Let me tell you something if you haven’t heard about it. Chocolate and matcha are really good friends. You know how easy it is for chocolate to make friends. But with someone as edgy as matcha?! Oh yeah! They could totally get married and make tons of adorable babies.

Like these donuts.

I’ve tried green tea donut with chocolate glaze. I remember it was delicious. But the chocolate glaze kind of overwhelmed the donut that I couldn’t taste any green tea flavour at all. Now I did it in a opposite way with chocolate donut glazed with matcha icing. And the amazing result really surprised me! I could perfectly taste both chocolate and green tea flavours. And the combination was heavenly. I used my all-time favourite one-bowl chocolate cake recipe to go with a very simple matcha glaze. You could even do cupcakes or a one-layer cake.

If you are a huge green tea fan, you might also want to check out this ice cream tart, this cheesecake, these macarons, this cake roll and this crepe cake.

Ingredients (24 mini donuts):
Chocolate Donut
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup boiling water
Matcha Glaze
1/4 cup milk
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons matcha powder

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease mini muffin pans.
In a large bowl, mix together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Crack in the egg, spoon in the sour cream, and pour in the oil and the vanilla. Mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.
Pour in the boiling water, and slowly mix until smooth and liquidy.
Carefully spoon batter in the donut pan only filling half way full.
Bake until risen and browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
To prepare the matcha glaze, whisk all ingredients slowly until slightly thickened and completely smooth.
Dunk each donut into the glaze, and place it on a wire rack. Let glaze set for 5 minutes.

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