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Chocolate Peppermint Donuts

Chocolate Peppermint Donuts

Rich baked chocolate donuts covered in a decadent ganache with a kiss of mint.
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 24 donuts
Calories 229kcal


For the Chocolate Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 118mL
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips 172g
  • 1/3 cup crushed candy canes 66g

For the Donuts:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 120g
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 9g
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder 2g
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder 14g, unsweetened
  • 1/3 tsp salt 2g
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil 60mL
  • 1 cup white sugar 200g
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup coffee 118mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5mL
  • 2 tbsp sour cream 30g
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy cane 50g


For the Donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Butter and flour the donut pan
  • In a medium bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients.
  • Give the dry ingredients a whisk.
  • In a separate bowl add the wet ingredients. Pour wet into dry. Whisk until combined. Stir in the crushed candy cane at the very end. 
  • Pipe the batter into your prepared pan.
  • Bake for 10 to 14 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool on a rack.

For the Ganache

  • Add the cream, chocolate and peppermint extract to a double boiler and heat until melted. Whisk and set aside to cool. 
  • Once the donuts have cooled, dip in the ganache and sprinkle with the crushed candy cane.



Serving: 1Donut | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1.8mg