Yield: 10

Baked Chocolate Donuts

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

All the good taste of a classic chocolate donut made in the oven. With this baked Chocolate Donut recipe, you can have fresh homemade donuts on your breakfast table within the hour! 



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup plus 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  • 1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tablespoon whole milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 2 oz semi sweet chocolate morsels
  • ¾ 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 ¾ 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!


  • To fill the doughnut cups, I use a ziploc bag with the corner cut out. This keeps the process a little more neat and ensures stray batter doesn't coat the outsides of the cups.
  • If you don't yet have a donut pan, this is the one I love: Norpro Donut Pan- you can find it on Amazon in 6ct or 12ct!
  • We added sprinkles on top of the donut just after glazing. These donuts would also taste delicious topped with chopped nuts or anything you usually enjoy on your donuts.
  • Be sure to use real heavy cream and corn syrup in the glaze. Substitutes just won't thicken or set as well.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 314Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 481mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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