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Chocolate Glazed Donut Muffins on a rack.

Glazed Chocolate Donut Muffins

The perfect treat when you want a donut and a muffin at the same time! The chocolate glaze is crazy good!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword muffins
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 15 muffins
Calories 298 kcal
Author Anna


!for donuts:

  • 1/2 c vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 c milk

!for the glaze:

  • 1/4 c unsalted butter
  • 1/4 c milk
  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp corn syrup
  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • 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.

!For the glaze:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Glazed Chocolate Donut Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 159mg7%
Potassium 184mg5%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.