The best treat for this time of year! With cake-like, airy texture, these soft little doughnut muffins have the best of breakfast and dessert together. They are covered if hot fudge topping and mini marshmallows.
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This whole week, I’ve been planning on making hot chocolate doughnuts for the weekend. By Saturday, I didn’t even realize that the weekend was already here and I still had a bunch of errands to take care of. So I ran out on Saturday morning, thinking I would just be an hour because I really only needed to stop by three stores and they were all close to each other. Yeah…big mistake thinking that any store can take me a few minutes on any weekend in December. Getting in and out of Home Depot alone took me 40 minutes and all I needed was paint samples.
Finally I got home hours later, frustrated and tired. I so did not want to mess with yeast dough. Even though I didn’t want to have anything to do with yeast dough, I know that I promised everyone doughnuts. So, I made these awesome little doughnut muffins instead. They are so easy, so tasty, and hit all the right spots!
There is no need to decide between a dessert and breakfast here! It doesn’t even matter during the holiday times anyway. And these muffins are definitely not competing with no dessert treats, they are both. These tasty, soft, light-textured doughnut muffins are super easy to make and topped with hot fudge topping and marshmallows. Chocolate and marshmallows make these doughnut muffins taste like hot chocolate. Little man would also sneak a couple extra pieces of marshmallow in each bite to make it more like hot chocolate.
One of the reasons it took me forever to get through a couple of stores this weekend, is because everyone was Christmas shopping. I gotta confess, I haven’t even started my shopping yet. I heard several people in the check-out line say that they are done and all I have is a list. Are you done with all your holiday shopping?
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Hot Chocolate Doughnut Muffins
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 2/3 cups flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup hot fudge topping warmed
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 425 and line a muffin tin with parchment paper cupcake liners (or regular cupcake liners).
- In a bowl if an electric mixer, beat butter, vegetable oil, and sugars for a couple of minutes.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition, until combined. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Add half the flour mixture into the bowl and mix on low until incorporated. Add milk and vanilla extract, and mix until all combined. Add remaining flour and beat thoroughly until combined. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl and mix for a few more seconds.
- Spoon batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups, filling them to almost full.
- Bake for 15 to 17 minutes (do a toothpick test to make sure it comes out clean).
- Let them rest for a few minutes and meanwhile, warm up hot fudge topping in a small bowl.
- Dip each muffin generously into the hot fudge and place them on a serving plate. Top each muffin with some marshmallows, gently. (You may have to gently press them down for a seconds so they don't slide off.)
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