Baked Chocolate-Coffee Donuts


After tons of trial and error, I have finally created a baked donut that isn't compromised in flavor or texture. I hope these chocolate-coffee donuts become a sweet staple to your home as they have mine! Add your favorite glaze or powdered sugar, or enjoy without anything else - they're that good!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 donuts


  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk

  • ¼ cup strong brewed coffee

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup chocolate chips, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 6-cavity donut pan with 1 teaspoon butter and set aside.

  2. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder together in a large bowl. Set aside.

  3. Whisk brown sugar, 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk, coffee, egg, 1 tablespoon butter, and vanilla extract together in another bowl. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; whisk until blended and smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.

  4. Pour batter into a large, resealable plastic bag, cut 1 corner, and squeeze batter into the prepared donut pan, filling each mold about 2/3 full.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until donuts spring back when lightly pressed, about 8 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for about 5 minutes; turn pan over directly onto rack to release donuts. Allow to cool for 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

229 Calories
6g Fat
41g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 229
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 167mg 4%

* 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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