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Donuts with sprinkles.

Glazed Chocolate Donuts Recipe

Soft and fluffy baked chocolate donuts with smooth and rich chocolate glaze and sprinkles. Festive and decadent dessert for donut lovers!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword donuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 donuts
Calories 293 kcal
Author Anna


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup + 3 Tablespoons buttermilk OR 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons whole milk with 1 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • for the glaze:
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 420 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 6 regular size donut pan. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, soda and salt.
  4. In a large measuring cup, mix together buttermilk, egg, vanilla and oil. Whisk well.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  6. Place the batter in a ziploc bag. Close the bag and cut off a corner with scissors. Pipe out the batter evenly among donut cups in your pan.
  7. Tap the pan against your counter few times to release any air bubbles.
  8. Bake donuts in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in few places in each donut comes out clean.
  9. Cool donuts in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack.
  10. To make the glaze, place chocolate chips in a medium mixing bowl. Pour heavy cream into heat-proof measuring cup or bowl and heat up in the microwave in 20 second increments just until hot, but not boiling. Pour hot cream over chocolate. DO NOT stir. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Whisk the mixture until smooth.
  11. Dip donuts in glaze and set back on cooling rack. Decorate with sprinkles while the glaze is still wet.
Nutrition Facts
Glazed Chocolate Donuts Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 293 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 283mg8%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.