As promised, here's the recipe for the Nutella donuts!
The donuts themselves are dense (but not too dense) and they have a distinctive nutty flavour to them which I love. Originally found from this website, here's my version:
(makes approx. 18)
2 cup plain flour
¼ cup Nutella (or chocolate hazelnut alternative)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk
1 cup packed brown sugar
8 teaspoons melted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the Nutella glaze:
1 cup icing sugar
1 tablespoons milk
1-2 tablespoons Nutella
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 160 degrees.
Spray your donut pans with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk together the rest of the ingredients – milk, sugar, egg, butter, Nutella, and vanilla – until smooth.
Add wet mixture to the dry mixture, whisking together until well-blended.
Using a spoon (a teaspoon would probably be best), fill each doughnut well approximately ⅔-3/4 full. Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until donuts spring back when pressed. Flip onto a baking rack to cool.
To make the glaze:
Combine icing sugar, milk and extract in a small bowl. Spoon in the Nutella and mix until well-blended. Ice donuts with glaze. Set out onto a rack to dry.