Glazed Chocolate Donut Muffins

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You know how sometimes you see something and you just can’t get it out of your head? Example: donuts. First I saw Kristen’s Chocolate Cake Donuts and was instantly smitten and then Cheryl shared her Maple & Cinnamon Baked Donuts and I was obsessed. Donuts I had to have!

Besides chocolate is know for getting rid of the Winter blues. Glazed Chocolate Donut Muffins are the way to go when Mother Nature plays with our patience. icon smile Glazed Chocolate Donut Muffins

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But I am lazy and it’s Winter and lots of snow and I don’t feel like dragging three kids to Michael’s to find a donut pan… Don’t judge me. Winter is tiring and shopping with little ones can be quite overwhelming. So I had to figure out another way to have my donuts. And then it hit me! I made donut muffins before and loved them! It was time to make a chocolate version. icon smile Glazed Chocolate Donut Muffins

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I am so glad I did! These donut muffins are so easy to make and super delicious! The chocolate glaze was my Hubby’s request. The sprinkles – my girls’. So as you can see, it was a family affair. And it all started with my craving for donuts. icon smile Glazed Chocolate Donut Muffins

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These muffins taste just like baked donuts. I love the tops! High and cracked! The glaze is super simple to make and (just a warning) you will find yourself (or your kids) with fingers in the bowl, stealing some straight into your mouth!

So next time you are craving donuts and don’t want to make a yeast dough and fry it or don’t have a donut pan – try these donut muffins! You will love them!

I made these Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donut Muffins (that look like donut holes) around the same time. Check them out!

Glazed Chocolate Donut Muffins

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: about 15 muffins

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Fun and delicious way to enjoy glazed chocolate donuts in a muffin form. Recipe adapted from my Spice Donut Muffins with Peanut Butter Glaze


  1. baki!for donuts:
  2. 1/2 c vegetable or canola oil
  3. 1/2 c granulated sugar
  4. 1/3 c packed light brown sugar
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 2 c all-purpose flour
  7. 2/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  8. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  9. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  10. 3/4 tsp salt
  11. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  12. 1 c milk
  13. for the glaze:
  14. 1/4 c unsalted butter
  15. 1/4 c milk
  16. 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  17. 1 Tbsp corn syrup
  18. 2 c powdered sugar
  19. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Grease muffins tin (cavities and the top). Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, soda and salt). Set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer, mix together oil and both sugars. Mix for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time and mix well.
  6. Add vanilla and mix again.
  7. With mixer on low speed, mix in dry ingredients alternating with milk.
  8. Pour into muffin pan, filling each cavity 3/4 full.
  9. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of each muffin comes out clean.
  10. Cool in pan for 3 minutes, then transfer onto a wire rack and cool completely before glazing.
  11. For the glaze:
  12. In a medium saucepan, cook butter, milk, cocoa and corn syrup until it starts to boil. Remove from heat. Sift powdered sugar over the cocoa mixture. Whisk in until smooth. Add vanilla and whisk again.
  13. Dip each donut muffin top down into the glaze. Set on a wire rack set over a baking sheet to catch the drips. Let sit for few minutes and then add sprinkles.


The glaze will thicken up as it sits. It will set on the muffins and won't be sticky.

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  • Averie Cooks

    That comment about fingers in the glaze bowl – yea. That would be me :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Guilty here too :) Thanks, Averie! And thank you for pinning!

  • carrie burrill

    Love love love love these muffins. And can I also say how much I love your photo style these days? I have been stalking them a lot lately. I am trying to master that dark and moody look….

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, you are so sweet, Carrie… I have to say, it’s been a trail and error and I feel like I am finally finding what works for me. I love your baking sheet backgrounds!! One of my favorites!

  • wearenotmartha

    Doughnut muffins are SUCH a good idea! And these are just beautiful!


    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, Sues!

  • Kristen

    Your photos are always so gorgeous & I love what you did to this recipe. Now I want these for breakfast instead of my yogurt!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thank you so much, Kristen! It really means a lot! And yes, these are perfect for breakfast :)

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Thanks, Stephanie! Hope you are feeling better!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Thanks, Maria!

  • domesticfits

    These look so perfect with a big cup of coffee! or, you know, a beer :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I like your thinking, Jackie ;) Thank you!

  • Jessica_AKitchenAddiction

    Love the chocolate glaze! Perfect for kicking the winter blues! :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Jessica!

  • Tutti Dolci

    What cute little muffins! Love the glaze and the sprinkles!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Laura!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day

    These are so fun, Anna! You can’t get much better than chocolate glazed chocolate!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Exactly! Thanks, Cassie :)

  • Jocelyn

    Man I really, really want donuts again! I was craving them this morning when I was going through twitter and now that I can see the picture even bigger…yup, I want donuts like crazy! I love that your whole family had an input into these beauties!!! My fingers would be in the bowl too :-)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol Thanks so much, Jocelyn!

  • Gerry @ foodness gracious

    Smart thinking!! By mentioning muffins I feel like these are the ideal breakfast for me, right?

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh totally! ;) Thanks, Gerry!

  • Nancy

    Oy, now I have an intense craving for chocolate donuts covered in glaze! Gorgeous photos, Anna. These muffins look amazing!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks so much, Nancy! I hope you will get a chance to make them! xoxo

  • marcie @ flavor the moments

    Oh my goodness. I’m seeing so many donut inspired food items and must say, I haven’t had donut cravings like the ones I’m experiencing in YEARS! These look so good, I want one right now (despite the fact I just ate 2 peanut butter blondies). I will be making these at some point in the near future!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oooh, PB blondies! Now I want these! Can we switch, pretty please? :)

  • Carrie

    In line 2, it says “whisk together” but nothing follows. I assume that’s the dry ingredients?

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Hi Carrie! It seems like indeed that part didn’t show. All updated now! Thank you!

      • Carrie

        That’s what I thought it was, but thanks. These look great. I might try them this weekend!

  • CrazyforCrust

    Anna, that glaze. I want to drink it. That would be considered hot chocolate, right? And hot chocolate is perfectly acceptable for breakfast! :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh totally! :) Thanks, Dorothy!

  • a farmer in the dell

    These sound absolutely to die for. I’m going to fall asleep tonight with images of these donuts flowing through my head!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol Now those would be sweet dreams :) Thank you!

  • Anita at Hungry Couple

    Looks delicious. I made my “donuts” in a muffin tin for the longest time before finally running into a doughnut pan at Home Goods last summer. It was meant to be. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Now I know I need to get that pan… :) Thanks, Anita!

  • curryandcomfort

    I can’t find one thing wrong with these muffins… chocolate… chocolate.. and more chocolate. Talk about wishing I could pull one out of the screen. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh how I wish I could share these with you! :) Thanks, my friend!

  • Meg

    These look great! What temp do they bake?

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Hi Meg! It should be 425 degrees F. Thanks for catching that!

  • Donna M. Young

    Made these for a bake sale—they were a hit!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      OMG! That’s fabulous! Thank you for letting me know, Donna!!

  • aimee @ shugarysweets

    Oh my goodness these are gorgeous! I love them. I want them. Today :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      You got it, Aimee! :) Thank you!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    I shared a double chocolate baked donut recipe this week too – great minds think alike! :) These look delicious and so easy!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Ooo, gotta check them out! Thanks, Amanda!

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  • melissaclark907

    These look delicious! Did you use a mini muffin pan or regular size pan?

  • Faye

    This muffin recipe can save lives!