Because Cake Is Sooo 1789
Whew! What a weekend! I’m finally getting into the swing of my busy schedule, but it often feels like I’m go-go-go all the time. Although I’m wiped out by the end of the week, I know that my energy is being put to use doing exactly what I love. I’m pretty sure there’s nothing better than loving everything you do so much that you want to give it your all. It feels so good!
That said, when Friday night rolls around, nothing sounds better than a rewarding nap after work. Even though I was filled with energy all week long thanks to what I can only imagine was inspiration, I enjoyed my nap this past Friday much more than I thought possible. (Want to know more about the benefits of napping? Check out this infographic here!)
This Friday, however, things will be a little bit different. Instead of curling up under my blankets for a snooze, I plan to get dressed up in my little black dress and sparkly heels to attend my sorority’s first invite of the semester. In honor of the big day, I decided to bake my invite date a little thank you gift for agreeing to go with me. My Big fixed me up with him, so I actually haven’t met him yet. Hopefully these double chocolate donuts will make the right first impression!
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Low-Fat
Makes ~10 Donuts
*As always, you can “un-healthify” and “un-veganize” this recipe to suit your needs. Possible substitutions include: replace GF flour with equal amount of normal all-purpose flour; swap stevia baking blend/sucanat for brown sugar; use dairy milk instead of almond milk; substitute 1 egg for the 1 TBS flax seed meal and 3 TBS water; replace coconut oil/Earth Balance with butter.
*Sprinkles make everything better. If you don’t have sprinkles, feel free to decorate your donuts using shredded coconut (toasted is lovely!) or even chocolate chips if you are a true chocolate die-hard.
*Be resourceful! If you don’t have a donut pan, use a muffin pan and increase the baking time. If you don’t have pretty packaging or a natural way to transport your donuts, repurpose something else. College is all about being creative with what you have, and whether your’re in college or not, being crafty is always in style. To make these donuts ready for Monday Night Deliveries on the Row, I recycled an old mixed fruit container that I got at the store. You never know when you’ll need something!
Have a sweet day,