Chocolate Donuts (Baked!)

Baked Chocolate Donuts: you'll have these on the breakfast table in under 30 minutes!
**photos updated February 2015**
I love donuts. I mean, if you go onto my recipe page you will see I have a section just for donuts! I definitely enjoy the yeast donuts that are fried, however sometimes you just don’t have all day to make donuts. Sometimes you want a chocolate donut, within the hour.

Well, you’ve come to the right place. Because I feel the same way. So I made donuts, and within the hour they were ready to eat (okay, some were eaten). I hope you enjoy them as much as my kids did (yes, me too).

If you don’t yet have a donut pan, this is the one I use: Norpro Donut Pan

Baked Chocolate Donuts

Yield: 10



  • 2 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted


  • 1 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp corn syrup
  • 2 oz semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. For the donuts, mix dry ingredients in bowl. Beat in the eggs, milk, vanilla and butter. Beat until well blended.
  2. Spray donut pan with cooking spray. Fill each donut cup about 3/4 full (I use a ziploc with the corner snipped to do this neatly). Fills about 8-10 donuts.
  3. Bake donuts in 325 degree oven for about 11-14 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, remove from pan.
  4. While cooling, make chocolate glaze. In small saucepan on medium low heat, mix together the cream, milk, butter, vanilla and corn syrup. When butter is completely melted, turn heat to low and add in the chocolate.
  5. Remove from heat and whisk in the powdered sugar, adding it slowly until desired consistency.
  6. Dip each donut into the glaze, allow to cool. (optional- sprinkle with toppings). Allow chocolate to set (about 15 minutes). Enjoy!

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Chocolate Donuts: baked chocolate donuts topped with rich chocolate frosting!
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70 comments on “Chocolate Donuts (Baked!)”

  1. WOOOOooOo
    I spent the whole day looking for a baked Doughnut recipe to use in my new doughnut pan
    and now I find this while I was looking totally for something else
    am trying this tomorrow for sure
    thanks a lot

  2. I just made these and they are FABULOUS!! Thanks for sharing, Ill definitely be following you now since we share a love of donuts ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Anonymous

    I made these today and they were absolutely disgusting. It was a waste of ingredients and after taking one bite of the hard little rocks I threw the rest out. Stick with dunkin donuts and don’t waste your time!

  4. I finally made these, Aimee, and I can’t believe how easy AND tasty they are! Great recipe. I posted them tonight!

  5. Shannan

    Have you ever used the mini-donut pan for any of your donuts? I can’t wait to try some of you recipes!

  6. Patricia

    These donuts was delish.Only change I made was used a mini muffin pan.I don’t have a donut pan(on the shopping list). But tasted amazing.Mini donut muffins.I still put them in the glaze and sprinkles.Kids loved them.

  7. 3/4 cup plus 2tbsp milk? Please elaborate

  8. Mamaof8

    Would this recipe work in a donut maker? I have one that I lost the instructions for. I would love to try this recipe out in it!! Looks amazing!!!

  9. Rachel

    My kids loved these! We were able to get about 18 donuts out of your recipe. So good! We love the Vanilla Bean donuts as well.

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  12. Sarah Endris

    I just want to say that this morning I had a donut craving so I made the vanilla bean donuts with this chocolate glaze. Every time I make one of your donut recipes they come out perfect. The glaze was amazing and set on the donuts perfectly.

  13. These donuts looked perfect, i was so inspired, obsessed to be exact, to make even when i don’t have donut pan myself. Took a little imagination and was finally able to try this recipe.

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  15. Kim

    sweet mother of god these are good! I just made them, (somewhat to the recipe) and they are AMAZING. All I did different was leave out the baking powder ( I didn’t have any) and substituted the milk with chocolate soy milk ( I’m not lactose intolerant I just like it better) and I’m in love!
    P.S. I used a Wilton doughnut pan and it made exactly 12 doughnuts.

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  17. Teresa

    I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for awhile, but just got around to trying them today. OH MY! They are so delicious! I don’t normally have cream on hand so I used a little more milk in the icing instead & it came out perfect. I think they’d be great with a simple milk/powdered sugar glaze too. Thank you for the new addition to my recipe binder!

  18. Ashley Selland

    I’ve had my donut pie pans for at least 1 year, maybe 2 and I haven’t gotten around to using them yet. I just made your recipe and it was so good! I am excited to bring these to a family gathering for a dessert! I need more excuses to make these. ๐Ÿ˜€

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