Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

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Rich chocolate cake donuts dunked in a delicious chocolate glaze. You are going to need a big glass of milk!

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

Grab your sweetie and a glass of cold milk, because these Double Chocolate Baked Donuts will have you falling in love!

I am what you call sappy.  I love everything about romance and love.  I guess you could say I love LOVE. Valentine’s Day has been my favorite holiday my whole life.  Most kids couldn’t wait for Santa, I couldn’t wait to design my Valentine box to hold all of those cards from my friends.

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

Conversation hearts, heart shaped boxes of chocolate, heart shaped doilies, I love it all.

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

Dunk them in glaze, sprinkle them with sprinkles and let them cool on your baking rack.

When I discovered this recipe, it was before Christmas.  I decided to tuck it away, and use it for my first Valentine post of 2016.  I mean what screams Valentine’s Day more than chocolate and heart shaped sprinkles?

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

Bake some of these up for your sweetie — or your sweeties (kiddos) — they are sure to feel the LOVE!

I have had many questions about where to purchase my donut pan — Find it HERE!

Yield: 10 regular Donuts/18 mini

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

Rich chocolate cake donuts dunked in a delicious chocolate glaze. You are going to need a big glass of milk!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


For the donuts:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Chocolate glaze:

  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • big pinch salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Donut toppings (sprinkles, sugar crystals, etc)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray your donut pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

To make the donuts: Whisk together all of your dry ingredients, set aside. In another bowl whisk together wet ingredients. Pour the wet into the dry and mix to incorporate. Spoon batter into prepared pan, filling each section about 2/3 full. Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let donuts cool in pan for about 5 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Glaze: Whisk together glaze ingredients (minus the sprinkles) pour into a shallow bowl to make "dunking" easier. Dunk the top of the donut into the glaze and place back on wire rack to set. Hint: if glaze begins to thicken too much, microwave for a couple of seconds, whisk and it'll be much easier. Sprinkle donuts with sugar or sprinkles while wet if desired.


Recipe Source

Don't have Buttermilk? Make your own with two ingredients! CLICK HERE

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 185mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g

Nutrition isn't always accurate.

Don’t keep buttermilk around? It takes about 10 minutes to make your own, HERE is HOW.

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  1. Oh my goodness, THANK YOU. I got the donut baking pan for my birthday and I’ve been flubbing every attempt at making donuts until I tried your recipes. Yesterday we tried your lemon glazed donuts (fabulous!) and tonight we made the double chocolate. More than half of them have been eaten already and they came out every bit as beautiful as the photos. I’m delighted and my family is begging for more! You are my hero!

    1. Melissa!! I am blushing!! This is the sweetest comment, thank you SO MUCH!! I have lots of donut recipes you can work your way through! 😉 I can’t wait to hear which is your favorite! Keep me posted! Hugs, Michaela

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