One chocolate donut with chocolate glaze and rainbow sprinkles sitting on a white napkin on a blue background.

Chocolate Glazed Donuts

 Chocolate Glazed Donuts are made with a baked chocolate cake and topped with a sweet chocolate glaze! Baked donuts are a great alternative to fried donuts and taste just as good.

Chocolate donut

Chocolate donut 2

To be honest, I am not a huge fan of donuts. To me, they are too heavy, too sweet and not worth the calories. I’d rather eat a berry salad or my favorite coffeecake muffins. However, if you give me a donut that tastes like a cupcakes then I can’t refuse.

After receiving a donut pan for Christmas, I knew I needed to finally put it to use. For my first endeavor making donuts, I wanted something that was quick and easy. These donuts are perfect because they are baked and taste very much like a morning cupcake. As a bonus, they are double the chocolate flavor. Make these donuts for a quick and delicious breakfast or an afternoon treat.

Chocolate Donuts

Chocolate Glazed Donuts

Yield: 10 medium sized donuts
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Chocolate Glazed Donuts are made with a baked chocolate cake and topped with a sweet chocolate glaze! Baked donuts are a great alternative to fried donuts and taste just as good.


For the donuts:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

For the frosting:

  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup
  • 1 ounce bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 ounce semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray donut pan with cooking spray.
  2. To make the donuts, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Beat in the milk, eggs, vanilla extract and butter. Beat until well blended. Fill each donut cup about ¾ full (I use a pastry bag with the corner snipped to do it neatly). Bake for 10 minutes; allow to cool slightly. Remove from pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. To make chocolate glaze, mix together the cream, milk, butter, vanilla and corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium low heat. When butter is completely melted, turn heat to low and stir in the chocolate. Remove from heat and whisk in the confectioners’ sugar.
  4. Dip each donut into the glaze and top with sprinkles, as desired. Allow chocolate glaze to set about 10 minutes.


Source: barely adapted from Shugary Sweets

Nutrition Information

Calories: 348, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 368mg, Potassium: 201mg, Carbohydrates: 57g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 34g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin A: 310%, Calcium: 59%, Iron: 2.3%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate donuts
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