Baked Chocolate Donuts
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5 from 13 votes

Baked Chocolate Donuts

These easy homemade baked chocolate donuts are topped with a delicious chocolate glaze and sprinkles! Perfect for breakfast or a sweet treat.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword baked donut, baked donut recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 donuts
Author Danielle

Ingredients

Chocolate Donuts:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk or as needed

Instructions

To make the donuts

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a donut pan well with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the buttermilk, sugar, egg, butter, and vanilla until well combined.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Spoon the batter into the donut cavities making sure to only fill them about 2/3 - 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the donut comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes in the pan. Remove donuts from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

To make the glaze

  • In a separate bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and milk. If the glaze is too thick, slowly add one tablespoon of milk at a time until it has reached your desired consistency.
  • Dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze and transfer back to the wire rack to cool and allow the glaze to harden. Top with sprinkles if desired.

Notes

Donuts are best eaten the same day, but can be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 days.