Bake a batch of Baked Tiramisu Donuts. Chocolate and coffee flavored donuts topped with a cream cheese and coffee liqueur glaze and shaved chocolate is the perfect way to start the day.
I’ve been on a tiramisu kick lately, ever since I made No Bake Tiramisu Balls. They were such a huge hit with my family, that I’ve been craving tiramisu ever since. I could just make tiramisu, but I decided to try donuts instead. I’ve been having a donut craving too. So mash the two together, and you end up with Baked Tiramisu Donuts. I also decided to go with an easy and quick recipe. That means a boxed cake mix. You all know I don’t use a lot of processed food, but I know not everyone has the time to make everything from scratch. So this recipe is for all of you who love to bake but don’t have the time to bake from scratch. It is hard to balance the roller coaster of life and take a break to bake.
I wasn’t sure about using a chocolate cake mix. I love chocolate and I love coffee, but I hate mocha. The point was also for these to taste like tiramisu. The best tiramisu has chocolate shaved on top. I could have gone with a white cake mix, but well I didn’t. Luckily, these little gems taste like tiramisu and not mocha. I think it might be the coffee liquor. I love a mudslide too and that has coffee liquor and chocolate sauce. So I guess I do like chocolate and coffee together, if it has alcohol in it! That has got to be it! It is the liquor that makes it so tasty. Don’t worry. These are not loaded in alcohol. A little goes a long way, so I still consider these child friendly.
These are so good, you may want to keep them all for yourself. My little one, who adores tiramisu, devoured them. She had no idea there was cottage cheese in them. Oh yes, you read that correctly. I am by no means telling you these are healthy, but I did add a little nutrition to them with the cottage cheese. You won’t taste it, but it helps take the place of mascarpone cheese in tiramisu. Don’t let it scare you. I don’t like cottage cheese, but I could eat every single one of these.
Get up! It is time to make the doughnuts! (or donuts)
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Baked Tiramisu Donuts (Low Calorie, Low Fat)
- 1 box of dark chocolate cake mix
- 7 oz plain 2% fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup low fat small curd cottage cheese
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp espresso powder
- 1 tbsp chocolate flavored liquor + 1 tsp.
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp reduced fat cream cheese softened
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1/2 oz shaved dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 375°. Spray a donut pan (or 3 if you have them) with non-stick baking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together first 6 ingredients , 1 tbsp. chocolate liqueur and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
Fill each donut cup 2/3 full. Even out with a spatula or your finger.
Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Rotate pans half way through cooking.
Place pan on a wire rack and let cool for 5 minutes.
Move donuts directly onto the wire rack and cool completely.
If you have one pan, let it cool for 5 minutes, then spray and repeat steps 3 through 7.
In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, sugar and 1 tsp. chocolate liquor.
Spread over cooled donuts.
Sprinkle with chocolate.
I calculated 7 Weight Watcher smart points
Happy Healthy Eating,
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