Chocolate Chipotle Donuts

So, here's my version of Dynamo Donut's Spiced Chocolate donuts.  I've been working on a recipe and I think these are pretty dang yummy.  The donuts are moist on the inside and have a nice crunch on the outside. They are rolled in Cinnamon/Chipotle Sugar which gives them a hint of heat with every bite.

Chocolate Chipotle Donuts

3 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla

3 1/2  cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground chipotle pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder

2/3 cup sugar
4 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. ground chipotle pepper

Vegetable oil for frying

Combine the first 6 ingredients in one bowl and the next 6 ingredients in another bowl.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix to combine.  The dough will form into a ball.

On a well floured surface, roll out the dough to 5/8" (just a little thicker then a 1/4").  Cut out donuts and holes.

Combine the sugar, cinnamon and chipotle in a bowl so that it is ready when the donuts are cooked.

Heat oil to 375F.  I have found that using a thermometer is the only way to go.  If I just guess on the oil temperature I end up burning the outsides and having raw dough on the insides.  Before frying the donuts, dust off any excess flour from the donuts.  Drop the donuts into the oil very carefully and allow to cook on one side for a couple mins. before flipping them over to the other side.  Donuts will turn a nice golden brown color when they are done.  Do not over crowd the pan, cook 3-4 at a time.  Drain cooked donuts on paper towel to remove any excess oil.  Roll donuts in the sugar and spice mixture while they are still warm.  Be sure to coat all side well.  Allow to cool for a few minutes.

Store cooled donuts in an airtight container.  These donuts where moist and yummy even the morning after.

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