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Baked Chocolate Donuts

Baked Chocolate Donuts

Jennie Duncan
These Baked Chocolate Donuts are baked in the oven and come out perfectly soft and fluffy. We finish them off and top them with a a delicious chocoalte icing.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 donuts
Calories 183 kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup plain/greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze

  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Prepare a donut pan with nonstick baking spray or grease with oil.
  • In a large bowl, whisk all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, unsweetened cocoa powder, and salt.
  • Beat the egg with sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  • To the same mixing bowl add yogurt, oil, milk, and vanilla extract and whisk until combined.
  • Pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and mix until just combined
  • To fill the donut pan use a spoon or use a piping bag and fill each cavities with batter ¾ way full.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before flipping the pans upside down over a wire rack.

Chocolate Glaze

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate chips, butter, and heavy cream. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir well and continue to microwave in 15-second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted.
  • Frost the donuts with the chocolate glaze and top with sprinkles.


You want your batter to be thicker for doughnuts. Using the proper amounts of baking soda and powder will cause them to rise in baking. A more liquid batter will be runnier and could run over in the baking process.
Do I need a doughnut pan to make these doughnuts?
The answer to this is no you do not need a doughnut pan for this recipe, however I do recommend on.
You can get a doughnut pan on Amazon for a relatively inexpensive cost. If you do not want to buy a doughnut pan, you can use a muffin pan instead.
Here is how you use a muffin pan to make doughnuts. You will need the muffin pan, tin foil, and cooking spray.
Step One - Cut pieces of tin foil to about double the size of your muffin holes.
Step Two - With your index finger in the center of the tin foil form the foil around your finger making a raised center for your doughnut hole.
Step Three - Place the tin foil in the muffin hole, with your raised middle in the center of the pan. Form or fold the tin foil around the edges of the muffin hole making your mold.
Step Four - Spray your tin foil doughnut molds with cooking spray to prevent sticking on the tin foil during baking.
Storing your doughnuts:
If you doughnuts happen to last longer than the day you baked them, you are going to want to store these in an air tight container.
Due to the frosting, a zip lock bag will not be the best option for storing these. Put the container in the refrigerator and they will last about 3-5 days.


Serving: 1gCalories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 58mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 111IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Baked Chocolate Donuts
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