Baked Chocolate Donuts


Baked chocolate-glazed donuts. You can add a few chocolate chips to the donuts before baking, if desired.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
30 donuts


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¼ cups 2% milk

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 6 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided

  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar

  • 4 tablespoons hot water, or more as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease donut pans well.

  2. Sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, and salt together into a large bowl.

  3. Whisk milk, egg, butter, oil, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Stir into flour mixture until just combined.

  4. Spoon batter into the prepared donut pans, filling each well 3/4 full.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for about 5 minutes; tap donuts out onto a sheet pan.

  6. Combine confectioners' sugar, hot water, and remaining vanilla extract in a bowl to make the glaze.

  7. Place parchment paper under a wire cooling rack. Transfer cooled donuts to the rack and coat in glaze, letting excess drip onto parchment paper; coat the donuts a second time if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

189 Calories
2g Fat
42g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 189
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 2g
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 40mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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