I’ve teamed up with Folgers Coffee to bring you this post.
I’ve shared with y’all that The best part of wakin’ up is Folgers in my cup and Folgers in my cup (and yours) is always a good idea. When Folgers asked me to be an ambassador with them they wanted to know who I share a cup of Folgers with that makes it special. Aside from family, another person I love to share a cup of coffee with is my best friend. We’ve been besties since Freshman year of high school and she’s like my sister. We don’t get to see each other often since we live in different states, but when we do get together we always spend the time catching up and since we’re both moms now, our get togethers are more like play dates.
Long gone are the girls nights out where we chat over fancy drinks and nice dinners. Instead we’re met with playgrounds, coffee, and sticky hand. We both wouldn’t change it, but it’s funny how much life changes when you have kids. Of course we can still have the girls nights out, but they can be a little tricky to coordinate when you have to make sure someone is there to watch the kids. So instead we round up all the kids and let them play while we chat and enjoy a cup of coffee.
Since she’s coming into town again soon, I’m planning our next play date and counting down the days until I get some bestie time in. I’m thinking Iced Coffee (since it’s been unusually warm lately) and chocolate donuts are in order for our morning play date and the bonus for me is that I get to enjoy my morning cup of Folgers with my best friend, while we watch our little ones play. Since Folgers can be conveniently made at home, with their variety of flavors, we won’t have to drag the kids out to a coffee place or wait in any lines. With small kids in tow, it can be a hassle.
For our iced coffee I can whip up a batch of one of their smooth and delicious flavors, chill it, and we can both customize it to our liking with the Folgers Flavors that we prefer. And for the donuts I’ll whip up a batch of baked chocolate donuts with a chocolaty coffee glaze, since there will be kids I can easily swap out the coffee in the glaze with milk, since I know they won’t want the coffee portion. It’s delicious fun for everyone and I get to spend my morning coffee with someone I love dearly.
- Cooking spray, for doughnut pan
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 ounces chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1/2 cup buttermilk, shaken
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ounces Chocolate (about 1/4 cup)
- 2 tablespoons - butter or margarine
- 2 cups - Confectioners Sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon - salt
- 3 to 4 tablespoons - coffee
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray your doughnut pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a medium saucepan, set over medium heat, add the butter. When melted, add the chocolate chips. Allow to stand and melt for a minute or two and then mix with a spatula until smooth. Turn the heat off and then stir in the sugar and egg yolk. Lastly, whisk in the buttermilk and vanilla extract.
- In one batch, add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix just until you no longer see any speckles of flour. Fill the doughnut pan half way. Transfer the doughnuts to the oven to bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until firm to the touch. Allow to cool in the doughnut pan for a minute or two and then run a butter knife along the outside, lifting them out of the pan with your fingers. Transfer them to a cooling rack while you make the frosting.
- On top of double boiler over hot water, melt chocolate and butter. Beat in sugar and salt; add coffee, 1 tablespoon at a time, until smooth and pourable.
- Dip the doughnuts, one at a time, into the frosting and place back on the cooling rack. Top with lsprinkles. Doughnuts will stay yummy for up to 3 days when kept in an airtight container.