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Baked Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

These easy homemade Baked Chocolate Donuts are topped with a delicious Chocolate Glaze. Add extra toppings to these chocolate cake donuts like sprinkles, nuts or gummy worms if you like.

This small batch recipe is from scratch and makes the perfect weekend breakfast for two to four.

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a graphic with 4 Baked Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Glaze, and some with nuts, on a plate
Baked Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

How to make baked Chocolate Cake Donuts:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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. 

 chocolate donut batter in a donut pan ready to bake

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

4 baked chocolate donuts in a donut pan
Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts

Allow the donuts to cool completely on a wire rack.

4 baked chocolate donuts cooling on a rack
Baked Chocolate Donuts

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.

a small batch of Baked Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Glaze on a plate and two have nuts on top
Small Batch Baked Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

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

Baked Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

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

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.

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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Barbara

Friday 10th of September 2021

I usually have buttermilk on hand, could I use that instead of combining milk and vinegar?

Zona

Friday 10th of September 2021

Hi Barbara, yes you sure can! Thanks for your question :)

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