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Baked Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

4 Baked Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Glaze on a plate and two have nuts on top

Whip up this quick and easy baked small batch of chocolate donuts with chocolate glaze topping.

Add extra toppings like sprinkles, nuts or gummy worms if you like.

Scroll to bottom for full recipe card with ingredients.

This is the perfect weekend breakfast for two.

How to make Baked Chocolate Donuts and Chocolate Glaze:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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Spray 4 slots of a donut pan with non-stick spray.  Click for a donut pan.

In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and vinegar. This makes homemade buttermilk. Set aside for about 5 minutes.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, special dark cocoa powder, and baking soda.

In a separate bowl, mix together the homemade buttermilk, sugar, egg yolk, butter, and vanilla until well combined.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.

Pour the batter into the donut pan. 

 donut batter in a donut pan

Bake the donuts for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.

4 baked chocolate donuts in a donut pan

Allow the donuts to cool completely on a wire rack.

4 baked chocolate donuts cooling on a rack

Place the chocolate chips, butter, corn syrup, and water in a medium bowl.

Melt in 20 second increments in the microwave, stirring after each time, until completely melted and smooth.

Dip the tops of the donuts into the chocolate glaze.

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Baked Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

4 Baked Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Glaze on a plate and two have nuts on top

Whip up this quick and easy baked small batch of chocolate cake donuts with chocolate topping. Add extra toppings like sprinkles or gummy worms if you like. This is the perfect weekend breakfast for two.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cool Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

For the Donuts

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/8 cup special dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

For the Glaze

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray 4 slots of a donut pan with non-stick spray. Click for a donut pan.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the milk and vinegar. This makes homemade buttermilk. Set aside for about 5 minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, special dark cocoa powder, and baking soda.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together the homemade buttermilk, sugar, egg yolk, butter, and vanilla until well combined.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the donut pan. Bake the donuts for 8-10 minutes or until cooked through. Allow the donuts to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Place the chocolate chips, butter, corn syrup, and water in a medium bowl.
  9. Melt in 20 second increments in the microwave, stirring after each time, until completely melted and smooth.
  10. Dip the tops of the donuts into the chocolate glaze

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 63mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 2gSugar: 20gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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