Chocolate Covered Cake Donuts - Gluten and Grain Free
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Serves: 18
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 6 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup coconut flour, packed
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Chocolate Glaze Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  1. All ingredients should be at room temperature, in this case room temperature was 78°F.
  2. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  3. Place eggs, coconut oil, vanilla, coconut milk, honey, salt and cinnamon in a mixing bowl.
  4. Using a hand mixer beat for 1-2 minutes until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Pack coconut flour into ½ cup measurement and use a knife to cut across the top of the measuring cup to ensure you have exactly ½ cup.
  6. Sift the coconut flour into a separate bowl to remove any lumps.
  7. Add half of the coconut flour to the liquid ingredients and mix well.
  8. Allow to sit one minute so that coconut flour can absorb the liquids.
  9. If batter remains thin, add remaining coconut flour.
  10. The batter should have a pudding like texture.
  11. Add baking soda, mix together briefly with hand mixer.
  12. Finally add apple cider vinegar and mix just until completely mixed in.
  13. If you are using the heart donut shaped pan, place 2 tablespoons of batter in each cavity. The batter should come below the level of the middle piece - the part that makes the "donut hole". Otherwise your donuts will come out more like muffins.
  14. Be sure that the oven is at 325°F before placing donuts in the oven. Usually your oven will have a light that goes out to indicate when it is at the correct temperature.
  15. Bake for 20 minutes. Donuts are done when you press on them lightly with your fingertip and they do not leave an indention.
  16. Chocolate Glaze Instructions
  17. Be forewarned this is not your traditional glaze which is made with powdered sugar and milk. This is a GAPS friendly version which works perfectly, although it is bound to be a little messy since it does not end up with a dry crusty surface like traditional glaze.
  18. All ingredients should be at room temperature, in this case room temperature was 78°F.
  19. Mix coconut milk, cocoa powder and raw honey together.
  20. Dip the surface of each doughnut into the glaze.
Recipe by GAPS Diet Journey at