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Chocolate Chocolate Donuts

Chocolate Donuts

Moist and fudgey baked chocolate donuts covered in a rich ganache and sprinkled with lots of delicious toppings.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 Donuts
Calories 351kcal


For the Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips melted

For the Toppings:

  • 1/4 cup  coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup toasted almond slivers
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup crushed pretzels
  • 1 tsp sea salt

For the Donuts:

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt or sour cream


For the Donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • In a medium bowl add all the dry ingredients.
  • Give the dry ingredients a mix.
  • In a separate bowl add the wet ingredients. Pour wet into dry. Whisk until combined.
  • Your batter is ready for the mold! Don’t forget to spray the pan if you aren’t using something nonstick. The cleanest way to add the dough in is with a piping bag or even a plastic bag with the tip snipped off.
  • Bake at 325F for 10 to 14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool on a rack.

For the Glaze

  • For the glaze, warm the cream. Combine melted chocolate and cream in a bowl. Mix together until combined. 
  • Once the donuts have cooled dip and eat!

For the Toppings:

  • Add sprinkles, chocolate chips (white, milk or dark), pretzels, dried almond slivers and dried coconut if desired.



  • This recipe is GREAT with toasted walnuts mixed into the batter. Try adding 1/3 cup and see how you like it
  • Keep a close eye on those donuts. They bake FAST and you don’t want to over cook them.
  • You can also make the ganache by scalding the cream (hot but not boiling) and pouring that over the chopped chocolate. Cover then whisk together after a few minutes. You can zap it in the microwave for 15 seconds at 50% power if there’s a bit of unmelted chocolate left over.
  • Measure your flour correctly! Adding too much flour to the recipe is the most common mistake. The best, and easiest way to measure flour is by using a scale. If you don't have one then fluff your flour with a spoon, sprinkle it into your measuring cup, and use a knife to level it off.


Serving: 85g | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4.2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1.8mg