Neapolitan Donuts

These Neapolitan Donuts are so easy! Baked chocolate donuts dunked in a sweet strawberry frosting with white chocolate drizzle. The perfect “snow day” breakfast!

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Neapolitan Donuts: baked chocolate donuts with a strawberry glaze and white chocolate drizzle. Ready in 30 minutes!

So this past week, we had a blizzard in Chicago. It was the 5th largest snowfall on record. 19 inches of snow fell…beautiful, glistening snow!

The weather was gorgeous too, so the kids were able to be outside playing…ALL DAY! It’s what childhood memories are made of!

And now, I’m ready for summer. Seriously. The snow was gorgeous. But I’m done now, k? Thanks.

Neapolitan Donuts: baked chocolate donuts with a strawberry glaze and white chocolate drizzle. Ready in 30 minutes!

I made these “SNOW DAY” donuts without even realizing, they fit the Neapolitan trend I’ve been on all week. Chocolate donuts dipped in a strawberry frosting with a white chocolate drizzle (and snowflake sprinkles)! These would make a perfect Valentine’s Day breakfast idea too!

But first…do you have a donut pan? I have two of those pans, and they are awesome when you don’t feel like making a fried batch of donuts.

Don’t get me wrong…I LOVE fried donuts! But sometimes I don’t have time or energy to make a mess in my kitchen. I just want to bake up some donuts and have them on the breakfast table in under 30 minutes!

Neapolitan Donuts: baked chocolate donuts with a strawberry glaze and white chocolate drizzle. Ready in 30 minutes!

These chocolate donuts are my favorite recipe! SO fudgy and moist! While the donuts were baking I whipped up a sweet, strawberry flavored frosting! I saved some of the white chocolate from the frosting and melted it separately so I can drizzle it over the top of the donuts. Immediately add your sprinkles before it hardens!

Can I tell you guys…I ate my fair share of these. They were devoured with in 24 hours (and I made a double batch)!! I even enjoyed some dunked in my morning cup of coffee! I hope you enjoy them too! (I’m often asked where I get my cute mugs…this one came from Dot and Bo)…and the cute nails are from Jamberry. I’m a consultant now!)

Neapolitan Donuts: baked chocolate donuts with a strawberry glaze and white chocolate drizzle. Ready in 30 minutes!

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Neapolitan Donuts

Yield: 10 donuts

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes


For the donuts:

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

For the frosting:

  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp strawberry gelatin powder (not sugar free)
  • 4 oz white chocolate bar (I use Ghirardelli), divided
  • 1 1/2- 2 cup powdered sugar
  • sprinkles, optional


For the donuts:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add eggs, milk, vanilla and melted butter. Beat for several minutes until well blended.
  2. Spray a donut pan with baking spray. Fill each donut cavity about 3/4 full (I use a large ziploc bag and snip off the corner to do this neatly). Makes about 10 donuts.
  3. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool slightly and remove from pan onto a wire rack.

For the frosting:

  1. While the donuts are baking, make the frosting. In a small saucepan on medium-low heat, combine the cream, milk, butter, vanilla, and gelatin powder. Heat until butter is completely melted. Turn heat to low. Add in 3oz of the white chocolate. Stir constantly until the white chocolate is melted and blended. Remove from heat.
  2. Add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time, whisking between each addition until desired consistency (using the 1 1/2 -2 cup as a guide).
  3. Dip cooled donuts into strawberry frosting and place on parchment paper. Melt remaining 1 oz white chocolate in a small bowl for 30-45 seconds in the microwave (stirring once halfway through). Place white chocolate in a small ziploc bag and snip off the corner. Drizzle over strawberry frosting and add sprinkles immediately. ENJOY

 Here are a few of my other delicious Neapolitan recipes:


 Neapolitan Cheesecake Cake: chocolate and strawberry cake with a cheesecake middle!


 Neapolitan Trifle: cake, pudding, strawberries and Cool Whip. DELICIOUS!


Neapolitan Rice Krispie Treats: this is my youngest daughter favorite dessert! Smart girl!

Here are a few DONUT ideas from my friends:

Neapolitan Donuts: baked chocolate donuts with a strawberry glaze and white chocolate drizzle. Ready in 30 minutes!

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27 comments on “Neapolitan Donuts”

  1. These are adorable! I really need to get a donut pan. I keep seeing so many yummy recipes!

  2. Maria

    Live in MA and I also made snow day donuts today – mine were vanilla but since it’s STILL snowing here (probs til Tuesday – help me) these might be next! They look delish! Bring on SPRING!

  3. These are so pretty. Perfect for snow days or Valentines day or pretty much any day. We are getting slammed again here in New England. Snow day tomorrow! I wish I could make these, but I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get to the grocery store again. Too much snow. There goes my food blogging career!

  4. I have a donut pan in my cabinet just waiting to be used! These sound delicious! And thank you for the link back!

  5. We have hardly seen any snow this year, my kids would be so jealous of yours: 1. for the snow and 2. for these donuts! I love them Aimee!

  6. Mir

    Wow, 19 inches! That is a heck of a snow day. I’m not jealous, though. Not of that. Just of your having these donuts the whole time! They are amazing!

  7. Not only are these donuts pretty, but I love the neapolitan flavors! I want to devour a few of these this morning too!

  8. I love Neapolitan ice cream. I’m a girl who has a hard time deciding what to order in a long line at the ice cream shop. So, this flavor combination was made for me! I’m digging what you’re doing with all of the Neapolitan recipes. I need to go out an get a donut pan. What a brilliant weekend snack. 🙂

    In CT, we’ve had three consecutive snow storms on Mondays…It’s getting old. I’m ready for summer.

  9. I just posted my first donut recipe today and man am I ever hooked! Your chocolate ones though are calling my name! And snow…see ya yourself out!

  10. I love baked donuts! The neapolitan flavors are simply wonderful and so creative!

  11. Wow! These are colorful and remind me of Neapolitan cakes I would buy in Brooklyn when i was a kid. Thanks for the share 🙂

  12. These look so fun and delicious!! Love the pink!!

  13. I am loving this neopolitan kick you are on! These donuts are killer and I agree, baked donuts are so much easier to make.

  14. I’ve been craving donuts today and these look fabulous! Love the pink glaze! Pinning!
    Thank you for linking up to my donuts, Aimee!

  15. These donuts look amazing, Amy! Love the Neapolitan idea – super delicious!

  16. These look so yummy! I wish I had a couple right now to snack on 😉

  17. These are some good looking donuts! I love the neapolitan flavor combination, and I need to try these! 🙂

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  19. Well you know me and my Neapolitan! I LOVE the stuff! These donuts are pure genius, Aimee!

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