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Overhead view of baked chocolate donuts. Each donut is sprinkled with rainbow sprinkles.

Baked Chocolate Donuts

These baked chocolate donuts are the fudgy treat of any chocoholic’s dreams.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 383 kcal


For the donuts

  • ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup butter, melted

For the glaze

  • ½ cup semi-chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon butter


For the donuts

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, sift flour, cocoa and baking soda.
  • In a separate bowl, combing egg, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and melted butter. Beat until smooth.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet. Add buttermilk and beat until just combined.
  • Spray donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pipe batter into donut pan, filling each mold ¾.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until donuts spring back to the touch. Place on cooling rack. Cool completely before making chocolate glaze.

For the glaze

  • In a heat safe bowl, combine chocolate chips, whipping cream and butter. Microwave on high, stirring every 15-20 seconds, until smooth.
  • Allow glaze to cool 3-5 minutes. Dip top half of each donut into glaze twize. Garnish with sprinkles.
  • Once flaze has set, serve immediately. Enjoy!


Calories: 383kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 5gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 240mgPotassium: 227mgFiber: 3gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 590IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chocolate, donuts
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