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Friday, January 9, 2015

Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Today's donuts are all for the chocolate lovers. They are chocolate on top of chocolate and not too sweet. I don't know anyone who doesn't love a donut in some form. Filled, baked, or fried there is a type for everyone. As with all of my donuts  the use of a mixer is not required and they are simple to make. These are a fun spin on my funfetti donuts.

If you've been reading the blog the last few months then you already know that I love sprinkles as shown  here.  They are just so fun and bright. This recipe is just another excuse for me to use them.

For texture, besides sprinkles, I put some donut crumbs on top. To me you can never have enough donut batter.

Chocolate Donuts with Chocolate Glaze 

Yield: 6 donuts


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk (I used 2%)
1/4 cup greek yogurt 
1 egg
2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze

Yield: glazes 6 donuts

1/4 cup milk (I used 2 %)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 6 count donut pan with non-stick baking spray.

For the donuts:

1. In a medium sized bowl whisk all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, granulated sugar and cocoa powder.  Set aside. 
2. In a separate medium sized bowl whisk milk, greek yogurt, egg, melted unsalted butter, and pure vanilla extract. Set aside.
3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until combined. Be careful not to overmix.
4. Gently fold in sprinkles.  
5. Option 1: Spoon batter into donut cups.
6. Option 2: Place batter in gallon sized ziploc bag and cut bottom tip off. Pipe the batter in each of the donut cups until 3/4 full. 
7. Bake donuts for 8-10 minutes or until edges are light brown. 
8. Allow donuts to cool in pan for 10 minutes.
9. Remove donuts from pan and place on cooling rack until almost completely cooled.

For the glaze:

1. Place milk, powdered sugar, pure vanilla extract, and cocoa powder in a small sauce pan on low heat.
2. Whisk ingredients until combined and smooth. Remove from heat.
3. Dunk donuts in sauce pan one at a time and place on cooling rack.  Let glaze dry for a few minutes.
4. Dunk donuts a second time in sauce pan one at a time and top with sprinkles (optional). 

I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy these donuts if you make them. Does anyone  have any fun weekend plans?

If you try this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment below, or take a photo and tag it on Instagram or Twitter with #savorthebaking!

Savor The Baking,


  1. You are 100% right. These beauties were made for the chocolate lover!

  2. Gosh these look so delicious!! Love that glaze!

  3. Yes, doughnuts in any shape or form are the best.. especially these with the sprinkle and chocolate action!

  4. Ah yummy! You and your funfetti ;) I see it everywhere haha!
    Fun weekend plans = staying at home finishing the last bit of essay writing and NOT worrying about catching 5am trains to my waitressing job/freaking out about term 2 of uni. Stacks of books, journals + cupboards full of snacks. Weekend: I am all set.

    Have a good one :)

    1. Hey Tashiana. I do love my funfetti. :-) Do great on writing your essay and I'm sure you will do fine in term 2. I remember those days of nothing, but studying and essays. You've got this.

  5. Yum! Love that these are baked :) That glaze is to die for!

  6. Chocolate donuts are the best kind of donuts! Especially when sprinkles are involved. Hope your weekend was lots of fun Chineka!

    1. I had a great weekend Allie and sprinkles make everything better. :-)

  7. I have a donut pan that has been just sitting around looking lonely! I need to give these a try. And sprinkles make everything happy!

    1. Definitely give these a try Marci. They will be a great way to use the donut pan.