Chocolate Baked Donuts

Glazed Chocolate Baked Donut

Chocolate Baked Donuts are so easy, anyone can prepare them! Moist and soft, chocolatey and delicious, they’re sure to please any donut lover. To finish them off, they’re dipped in a glaze that makes them the perfect breakfast treat!

Donuts are admittedly one of my favorite breakfast foods, although one that I don’t eat often. Despite all of the sweets that I bake, I do try to eat somewhat healthy most of the time. Donuts are definitely a treat around here.

One of my favorite varieties has always been Glazed Chocolate Donuts. There’s just something so delicious about the chocolatey flavor with a sweet coating of glaze smothering it. One of the downsides is that most donuts are fried. This is one of the reasons why I haven’t tried making donuts very often. A disaster always follows when I fill a pan with oil and try to fry my own treats.

Which leads me to why these Chocolate Baked Donuts are so perfect. One, they’re baked…obviously. I mean, it’s right in the name, right? Then there’s the fact that they are extremely simple to make. The batter takes about 10-15 minutes to whip up, then with 10 minutes of baking time, you can be eating fresh, homemade donuts in less time than it takes to drive to your local donut shop and back. The final texture is a fluffy, soft, moist donut that is dipped in glaze. Really, they’re almost perfect.

The recipe makes 18 donuts and can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days for the best quality. If you love chocolate as much as our household does, though, you won’t have to worry about any of them going to waste!

Tips and Tricks for Making Chocolate Baked Donuts

USE A PIPING BAG – I found that by using a large disposable piping back with the tip cut off, it made filling the donut slots a lot easier. If you have a cloth piping bag, don’t worry about cutting any more of the tip off. If you don’t have a piping bag, spooning the batter into the donut slots will work just fine.

INVEST IN A DONUT PAN – This is a donut recipe, after all! A donut pan is what will give you the perfect donut shape. On that note, be sure to spray the slots of the pan well with cooking spray. It will make popping the baked donuts out a much cleaner and easier process.

TEST YOUR DONUTS FOR READINESS – Baking times do vary by oven. My donuts came out perfect at the 10-minute mark. I recommend testing one of the donuts with a toothpick at 10 minutes. If it comes out clean, your donuts are ready to come out of the oven. If the toothpick comes out wet with batter, leave them in for additional 1-2 minute increments until it does come out clean. This is important, as the chocolate batter is already brown in color, so it will be harder to tell if they are becoming overbaked.

Glazed Chocolate Baked Donuts

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12 CAVITY DONUT PAN – This is the pan that made these perfectly shaped, fluffy donuts. I cannot recommend enough getting one or two of these to meet your donut-baking needs.

Chocolate Baked Donuts

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Serves: 18
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 10- 12 minutes

Chocolate Baked Donuts are so easy, anyone can prepare them! Moist and soft, chocolatey and delicious, they're sure to please any donut lover. To finish them off, they're dipped in a glaze that makes them the perfect breakfast treat!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened almond milk




Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease a full 12-donut pan and half of another 12-donut pan. ( You can also use a 12-donut pan and a 6-donut pan)


Into a large bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt together until well combined.


In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, milk, melted butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla together until well combined.


Stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients until just combined.


Spoon the batter into the baking pans. Each compartment should be about 3/4 of the way full.


Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.


Place a sheet of parchment paper underneath a cooling rack. Dip both sides of each slightly warm donut in the glaze before setting them on the cooling rack to set completely.



Whisk together powdered sugar, vanilla, and almond milk until well combined and smooth.

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  • Reply
    Gabriela Herrera
    August 11, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    These are my favorite donuts ever. I love the cakey consistency they are perfect. Thank you for this recipe.

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    Cindy Mom, the Lunch Lady
    August 11, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    I really need to dig out my donut pan so I can make these beauties. I think my kids would inhale them! They looks so yummy with that glaze.

  • Reply
    Kayla DiMaggio
    August 11, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    These chocolate baked donuts are so delicious! I have a minor chocolate obsession and these totally hit the spot!

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    ayleen french
    September 9, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Looks delicious!

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