Chocolate Cinnamon Doughnuts

Chocolate Cinnamon Doughnuts – a tender chocolate cinnamon doughnut with a tempting cinnamon glaze! #doughnuts #chocolate #cinnamon #breakfast

Chocolate Cinnamon Doughnuts - a tender chocolate cinnamon doughnut with a tempting cinnamon glaze! #doughnuts #chocolate #cinnamon #breakfast
Hi y’all!! It’s Jamie from Love Bakes Good Cakes again! We have officially hit over 100°F the past two days here in Phoenix! I don’t think I’m quite ready for temps that high yet!

I mentioned over on my blog the other day that I have been in a doughnut mood. I have made a bunch of different varieties the past two weeks, some good and others not so good!! These Chocolate Cinnamon Doughnuts are my favorite so far! Even my husband said they were the best so far!
Chocolate Cinnamon Doughnuts - a tender chocolate cinnamon doughnut with a tempting cinnamon glaze! #doughnuts #chocolate #cinnamon #breakfast

With Mother’s Day coming, these would be a nice addition to brunch. Mom would love these! Although the sound of making doughnuts is intimidating, these are super easy!
Chocolate Cinnamon Doughnuts - a tender chocolate cinnamon doughnut with a tempting cinnamon glaze! #doughnuts #chocolate #cinnamon #breakfast

Chocolate Cinnamon Doughnuts
Printable recipe
Yield: 20-24 doughnuts

For the doughnuts:
4 cups all-purpose flour
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
¾ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. baking soda
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1¼ cups sugar
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
¾ cup buttermilk
Oil for frying

For the glaze:
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
5-6 tbsp milk

In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs and sugar until thick and lemon colored. Stir in the oil and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and buttermilk alternately to the egg mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Beat just until blended after each addition. Chill dough for two hours.

Roll dough onto a lightly floured surface to ½-in. thickness. Cut with a floured doughnut cutter. Fry in doughnuts in batches in 375°F oil, 1-2 minutes per side, turning once. Drain on a rack over paper towels.

In a medium shallow bowl, mix the glaze ingredients until well combined. Dip the tops of the doughnuts into the glaze and place glaze side up onto cooling racks to allow the glaze to set.

Chocolate Cinnamon Doughnuts - a tender chocolate cinnamon doughnut with a tempting cinnamon glaze! #doughnuts #chocolate #cinnamon #breakfast

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Jamie Sherman founded Love Bakes Good Cakes in February 2012. Jamie spends her days with her husband, Brian and homeschooling their 5 children in the Phoenix area. She also develops and tests recipes using her own family recipes that have been handed down to her, as well as those she adapts from cookbooks, magazines, newspaper, online resources and from other bloggers. She believes meals and recipes should be easy enough for the average cook and uses ingredients that are available in most local markets. She strives to share recipes that are family-friendly, budget-friendly and cook-friendly!

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Inexpensive Exercise Ideas: Get Fit for Less!

Guest post from Julie Roberts:

Inexpensive Exercise Ideas - Get Fit for Less

When I first started seriously working out, I was shocked at how much money I was expected to fork out. You want $100 for yoga pants?! I just… I just can’t. In the beginning, I spent way too much on stuff I did not need because I thought I had to have the best (read: most expensive) tools out there for a great workout. Not to mention, of course, the extravagance of the gym membership. But in time, I learned that getting into shape does not really have to cost a lot. In fact, a lot of activities are free.

Home Time

After I looked at my house and saw that I had so many dumbbells I was tripping over them, I realized I needed to make a big change. Those calisthenics I hated in middle school? Yeah, they’re back. If it was good for the ancient Greeks, it’s good enough for me. Only now, calisthenics have been made cooler by the term “interval training.” Pretty much everyone gets how to do a jumping jack, a pushup, a squat, a stomach crunch and a lunge. If not, the Internet is an easy place to find out, and also to study form. With the purchase of a nice timer app on my smartphone, I was able to create some tough workouts just with these basic bodyweight exercises.

Internet Savvy

At first, I was afraid to try any new workouts. I did what I just described. I used the Internet to get more information on exercises I already knew about. But as I gained confidence, I got bored with the basics and wanted to branch out. As it turns out, the Internet is chock-full of workout programs, philosophies and even coaching that are absolutely free.  Does not cost a single dime!  Yeah, you have to browse through an advertisement occasionally, but that’s par for the course. And in exchange, I found sites that were more than happy to show video demonstrations and create programs for me in yoga, Pilates, barre, weight-lifting and interval training.

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What are some inexpensive fitness ideas that you love?

 

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Eight {Non-Alcohol} Drink Recipes

Eight non-alcohol drink recipes, perfect for Spring or Summer!

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Hi, friends! It’s Jamie from Love Bakes Good Cakes! The weather is really starting to warm up here in Phoenix! We’re going to be in the 90′s this week. Cool and refreshing beverages are a fun and welcome relief from the heat! We have lots and lots of fresh fruit available locally right now – and I am taking full advantage of it! All of these drink recipes are great for Spring or Summer. Since there is no alcohol in any of these recipes, they’re also kid-friendly! I hope y’all enjoy!

 

Strawberry Agua Fresca - a refreshing fruit drink served throughout Mexico. Agua fresca means "fresh water" in Spanish! #strawberry #drink
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Hawaiian Delight Milkshake - take your mouth on a tropical vacation! Vanilla ice cream, coconut milk and pineapple - what could be better?! #drink #easy
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Cactus Cooler #drink #beverage #nonalcoholic
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Arizona Sunset - a fun non-alcoholic drink, perfect for warmer weather! #drink #beverage #non-alcoholic
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Berry Milk #drink #beverage #berry
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Horchata - a refreshing Mexican drink made with rice & cinnamon #Mexican #drink #beverage #cinnamon
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Jamie Sherman founded Love Bakes Good Cakes in February 2012. Jamie spends her days with her husband, Brian and homeschooling their 5 children in the Phoenix area. She also develops and tests recipes using her own family recipes that have been handed down to her, as well as those she adapts from cookbooks, magazines, newspaper, online resources and from other bloggers. She believes meals and recipes should be easy enough for the average cook and uses ingredients that are available in most local markets. She strives to share recipes that are family-friendly, budget-friendly and cook-friendly!