makes 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 ounce melted unsweetened chocolate, cool, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Gradually beat in about 1/4 cup milk until smooth and of desired consistency.
Browned butter glaze:
heat 1/4 cup margarine or butter over low heat until delicate Brown; remove from heat. Mix in 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla and 2 to 3 tablespoons milk until smooth and of desired consistency.
decrease sugar to 3/4 cup and add 1 cup applesauce. Omit cinnamon and milk. Increase nutmeg to 3/4 teaspoon and add 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves. Cover and refrigerate dough until stiff, about one hour. Continue as directed. Spread doughnuts with browned butter glaze.