2 cups whole-wheat flour, plus additional for work surface
2/3 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
3 tbsp old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened carob chips
1/4 cup raw honey
1/4 cup milk or soy milk
3 tbsp organic unsalted butter
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400F.
In a large bowl, beat egg. Stir in flour and broth. Add oats and stir to form ball. Transfer to a lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/2-inch thickness.
With a donut cutter, cut dough into shapes and transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. (TIP: If you don't have a donut cutter, use a biscuit cutter to cut shape, then use a small circle cutter to cut out center; a donut pan will not work for this recipe.)
Bake until browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
Prepare frosting: In a medium saucepan, heat frosting ingredients on medium-low, stirring constantly, until carob melts.
Dip tops of donuts into frosting; let cool. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.
Yes, this three-tier holiday showstopper is actually called a naked cake thanks to its sheer, stripped-down frosting. Your guests might blush at the name, but you’ll gain points for creating the most epic dessert at your holiday table.