For Glazed Donuts:
2 cups powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp. milk
For Chocolate Ganache Icing:
1 cup whipping cream
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (or chocolate chips)
2 Tbsp. corn syrup (optional)
For Basic Cream Cheese Icing:
4 oz. (1/2 brick) Cream Cheese (at room temperature)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) Butter (at room temperature)
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp. milk
Vanilla: 1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
Maple: 1-2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
Chocolate (option 1): 1-2 Tbsp. Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
Chocolate (option 2): 2 Tbsp. Melted Chocolate Chips
Chocolate (option 3): 2-3 Tbsp. cocoa powder + 2-3 Tbsp. milk
Peanut Butter: 2 Tbsp. Melted Peanut Butter
Coffee: 2 Tbsp brewed strong coffee
Mocha: 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder + 2 Tbsp. brewed strong coffee
The glaze will set up within five to ten minutes.
Chocolate Ganache Frosting
You need to then refrigerate it for about 15-30 minutes, stirring often to check the thickness. I know that's a wide range of time, but it really depends on about 75 things. You want the consistency, when you use it on the donuts to be almost pudding-like. If it's too thin it will just run off of the donuts or soak in and get soggy.
Cream Cheese Frosting
Now, of course you could use just about any kind of icing you'd like on a donut. But I find that the cream cheese icing makes these homemade donuts that much more special.
See all of my flavoring options above. You can really flavor the base of cream cheese, butter and sugar with just about anything your heart desires!!
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