As we enter the weeks before Halloween and all the blogs become filled with creepy, crawly, sweet treats, I feel I need to put something out there:
I do not handle scary things well.
By well, I think I should clarify that I run away like a small child from any-size spider, giant moths, anything with more than 4 legs, and scary movies like it’s my job.
I don’t go camping (how could anyone after all the horror films that are set on camping trips?!). I don’t do haunted houses, the movie “Signs” re-instated my fear of aliens and it wasn’t even a horror movie…
…in the words of Christopher Walken and Amy Poehler:
“I don’t like spooky behaviah”.
Halloween for me is about eating tons of free candy, dressing like a ninja (or something awesome) and watching movies like Hocus Pocus and Halloweentown.
Yes. I said Halloweentown. Don’t judge me – I am a well-adjusted adult. Definitely.
So although I am amazed and awed by the ability of my fellow food bloggers to create food that looks entirely too much like human fingers, eyeballs, or various critters, you will not be seeing any of that here on the blog.
My apologies; but my love for cute and yummy trumps any desire to fit in and at the same time freak myself out. Plus it would be hard for me to sell you on a sweet treat when looking at it made me want to run away.
How would I type the post?!
So instead, I rely on my love for puns and bring you these Devil’s Food (heehee, get it?) Doughnuts.
Imagine that coming from a deep dark voice in a corner somewhere instead of from yours truly.
These sinfully decadent chocolate doughnuts would be perfect for any occasion, but with a dark chocolate ganache and festive sprinkles, they are ready for your next Halloween bash!
These doughnuts are baked, not fried, and stay soft thanks to the thick, shiny, ganache coating. Not that they need to stay like this for long since everyone will gobble them up in seconds.
I think I may have just turned into an old lady over the course of this post. Who says “gobble them up”?
Please don’t answer that.
Ignore my inability to be spooky or creepy for Halloween and just focus on the utter decadence that is these Devil’s Food Doughnuts. You will want to make them again and again, I promise.