Mix together 5 lbs Dawn Exceptional® Dark Devil’s Food Cake Donut Mix with 1 lb, 9 oz extra stout beer and 1½ oz instant yeast for 1 minute on 1st speed on a 3-speed machine. Then mix for 1 minute on 2nd speed. Place mix on a floured bench and roll out to ½” thick and cut with a 3” ring donut cutter. This cake/yeast donut hybrid performs better if cut on a bench rather than dropping from a hopper. Place on a fry screen leaving 1” between donuts. Fry at 375°F for 1 minute on each side until done in center. The donuts should come out looking fried evenly with a pleasant stout beer flavor. Prepare thick chocolate stout icing by mixing together 1 lb, 8 oz Spred ‘N Gloss™ Icing with 6 oz of extra stout beer. Heat up chocolate stout icing until warmed. Dip chocolate stout donut into icing, let excess icing drip into bowl and immediately garnish with crushed pretzel topping or other desired crunchy toppings.
Beer is of the most consumed beverages in the U.S. On average, Americans drink 50 billion pints of beer each year. This statistic pairs well with the fact that consumers are starting to reach for food items that feature bold, tangy, and bitter flavors. Beer can certainly be classified as bold, tangy, and bitter, so introducing baked goods that highlight this flavor could translate into sales for your bakery. To capitalize on this trend, we are sharing a delicious bold formula you can bring to your bakery that will appeal to beer drinkers!