Friday, June 3, 2016

Happy National Donut Day + Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

In recognition of National Donut Day (or is it doughnut? I never know. haha), I thought id share one of my absolute favorite doughnut recipes with you that is super easy and perfect if you're baking with little ones. This recipe is a family favorite, and my boys and I love dipping them and putting the sprinkles on top. Not to mention, it is heavenly scrumptious and makes my mouth water just writing about it. Oh, and while you're devouring your donut (or maybe you're on your 5th) make sure to check out the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale! There are only a couple days left, and there are still tons of AMAZING deals! Happy Shopping (and eating)! XOXO

Here's what you'll need:
1 Box of Cake Mix (I used triple chocolate cake mix from Betty Crocker)
1 Egg
1/4 Cup of Vegetable Oil
1 Cup of Water

All you do is mix all of these ingredients together, and pour the batter into a large ziplock bag. Cut the tip off one corner of the ziplock, and pipe the batter into a greased doughnut pan. (only fill halfway, too much batter will make them not look like a doughnut anymore)  Bake at 350 degree for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for about 10 minutes on a wire rack before dipping them into the icing.

Now for the icing:

1 cup powdered sugar
4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
4 tablespoons almond milk (regular whole milk works just fine too)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sprinkles (optional)

Mix the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and salt together until blended. Add in the almond milk and vanilla extract and stir until well combined. Once your doughnuts are cooled, gently dip the tops of the doughnut into the icing and set back on the cooling rack. Top immediately with sprinkles. Enjoy!  






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