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How to make Baked Chocolate Glazed Donuts

Baked Chocolate Glazed Donuts

Baked Chocolate Glazed Donuts are a combination of crisp-on-the-outside and soft-in-the-middle dark chocolate cake donut and a super sweet glaze. They are incredibly easy to bake in the oven. No frying required! They are the perfect sweet breakfast treat to enjoy with a homemade espresso, cappuccino, or latte! 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 213kcal


Baked Chocolate Donuts

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray two 6-well donut pans with non-stick spray. Set aside.

To make the donuts:

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and espresso powder together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a larger bowl, whisk the egg and buttermilk together until smooth. Add the melted butter along with the vanilla extract, stirring until fully combined. Add the flour mixture to this wet mixture and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. 
  • Transfer the batter to a gallon sized freezer bag. Squeeze out all the air before sealing and snip the bottom corner off so that you can pipe one fat bead of batter into each well of the donut pan.
    How to make Baked Chocolate Glazed Donuts recipe in the oven
  • Bake for 9–10 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer donuts to a cooling rack  and allow to fully cool to room temperature.

To make the glaze:

  • Combine the confectioners' sugar, milk, vanilla extract in a small sauce pan. Heat over low heat while stirring constantly just to warm the glaze and allow the sugar to fully dissolve. Remove from heat.
  • Dip the top of each cooled donut in the warm glaze and return to rack.
  • Donuts are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an air tight container for a couple days if not eaten right away.


Makes 12 donuts


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.1mg