Spare Tire Doughnuts

By Driving Pretty

We had some fun in the kitchen over the weekend and created these spare tire doughnuts.  They are easy to make and a great addition for any car themed party or event.  Follow our tutorial below to learn how to make them yourself! Enjoy!





1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 large egg
4 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted until just browned
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze

1 1/4 cup powered sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
big pinch of salt
3 to 4 tablespoons whole milk



Now what to do with all of those ingredients

Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a doughnut baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar.

In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold together until all of the ingredients are well combined. Scrape the bottom of the bowl to ensure the you’re not leaving any flour behind. Use a small spoon to portion batter into the prepared doughnut baking pan. Each doughnut mold should be about two-thirds full. Bake doughnuts for 11 to 13 minutes or until a skewer inserted into one of the doughnuts comes out clean. Remove from the oven. Allow to rest for five minutes before inverting doughnuts onto a wire rack to cool completely. Allow doughnuts to cool completely before glazing.


Repeat the baking process until all of the batter is turned into doughnuts.

Now the glaze….
In a medium bowl whisk together powered sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Add 2 tablespoons of milk and all of the vanilla extract. Whisk to combine. Mixture may be thick. Add milk, a tablespoon at a time, until the glaze is thick but still pour-able.


Dip each doughnut into the chocolate glaze. Shake off some of the excess glaze. Allow to rest a few moments for the frosting to harden slightly. Doughnuts are best served within two days of baking.


To customize your doughnuts as seen below, you will need to roll out a sheet of white fondant, and make circles to cover the tires with. After glaze hardens for a few, place circles on the tops of the doughnuts. Then grab your favorite color edible pen, and write anything you like to make them yours. In this case Driving Pretty in pink was what we did.


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