These are like chocolate cakes shaped like a doughnut. Shape anything into a doughnut and I would probably eat it.
unsweetened cocoa powder
packed brown sugar
unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
any kind chocolate chips or chunks (I used semi-sweet)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Coat a doughnut pan with non-stick spray. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate, smaller bowl, mix together the buttermilk, brown sugar, eggs, melted butter and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and use a rubber spatula to gently mix the ingredients together. Lastly, mix in the chocolate chips.
Pour the batter to a large gallon size plastic bag; cut off a small corner and use the bag to pipe the doughnut cake batter into the pan, filling each well about ? full (for bigger sized doughnuts; you can experiment but be careful not to overfill each well or cavity). Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cake tops spring back when touched. Cool completely on a wire rack.
good quality chocolate, finely chopped OR semi-sweet or milk chocolate chip morsels