Tender, delicious Baked Chocolate Donuts with a homemade chocolate glaze. These are perfect for those lazy weekend mornings, bringing for a morning treat or just because. Grab a mug of coffee or glass of milk and enjoy!
Craving donuts? Making chocolate glazed donuts is not hard to do at home and they taste amazing! This is a baked donut recipe so you don’t need to worry about frying or using oil. They bake in the oven and are the best breakfast treat!
You Will Love These Chocolate Glazed Donuts!
- If you can make muffins, you can make baked donuts! They’re not hard to do, I promise.
- This is a double chocolate donut recipe – the soft and tender chocolate donuts are topped with a rich chocolate glaze.
- I’m sharing everything you need plus all the tips so you can make them for your family. If they’re like mine, they will go nuts for them!
As I mentioned, baked chocolate donuts are similar to making muffins and have a lot of the same ingredients.
You will need dry ingredients like flour, baking powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar, and salt.
Buttermilk, eggs, melted butter, melted chocolate, and vanilla are mixed with the dry ingredients to make the batter – that’s it!
For the glaze, you’ll need powdered sugar, chocolate chips, butter, and milk. They combine to make a shiny, rich chocolate glaze that coats the donuts perfectly.
How to Make Baked Donuts
Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Mix the milk, eggs, vanilla, and butter in a small mixing bowl.
Melt the chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl in the microwave. Do this in 20-second increments until the chips are melted.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients in small batches, mixing in between each addition. Mix only until the dry ingredients absorb the wet ones.
Fold in the melted chocolate just until combined. Transfer the batter to a piping bag and pipe the batter into the prepared pan filling each mold 2/3 full.
Bake the donuts at 350°F for eight to ten minutes or until the donuts spring back when you lightly touch them.
Cool them in the pan for five minutes and then transfer them to a baking rack to cool completely.
How to Glaze Them
Melt more chocolate chips in the microwave in 20-second increments or until they are melted and smooth.
In a small bowl, whisk the powdered sugar, butter, and the melted chocolate. Slowly add the milk while whisking until your glaze has the consistency you like. It should be on the thinner side, but not so thin that it’s runny.
Place the glaze in a piping bag and pipe the glaze on top of the donuts. Make sure the donuts are cooled – if they are warm or hot, the glaze will melt.
Add the chocolate glaze to a piping bag and pipe the glaze over the top of the donuts. Allow the glaze to set for a few minutes and then enjoy!
Chocolate Tip: When you melt the chocolate chips be sure the bowl is completely dry (and the spoon you use to stir them). Any liquid can cause your chocolate to seize. Also, heat them only until they are melted and stir in between each 20-second increment. The chocolate can burn if you overheat it.
Mixing Tip: For soft and tender donuts, don’t overmix the batter.
Piping Tip: If you don’t have piping bags, you can use a resealable bag and snip off the corner. This works for the glaze, too.
Donut Pan Tip: When you pipe the batter, don’t overfill the molds. They should only be filled about 2/3 full. Otherwise, the batter will spill over the top and your donuts won’t have a nice shape.
Decoration Tip: I love to use colored sprinkles to decorate them, but you can garnish the donuts with other things, too. Try chocolate sprinkles or other colors. Finely chopped nuts are great, too – try chopped walnuts, pecans, peanuts, or almonds. Sometimes I sprinkle mini chocolate chips over the top!
Are you ready to make a batch of homemade baked donuts? I can guarantee your family and friends will love them. Give them a try and have fun – they’re the best weekend breakfast treat.
More Special Breakfast Recipes
- Love fried donuts? My Boston Cream Donuts are definitely a recipe to try.
- Funfetti Pancakes are easy to make and great for a birthday breakfast celebration!
- Mini Pancake Cereal is a really fun breakfast idea if you want a twist on pancakes.
- Everyone will love a stack of thick and fluffy Homemade Waffles for the weekend!
These baked chocolate donuts are the best! I hope you make them soon. When you do, be sure and let me know! Leave me a 5-star rating below or be sure to tag me on Instagram at @julieseatsandtreats or #julieseatsandtreats so I can see your yummy pics!
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour sifted
- ¾ cup brown sugar packed
- 5 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch salt
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- Splash vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- 1 ¼ semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 Tablespoons warm milk
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
Baked Chocolate Donuts
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the donut pan molds with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl add the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Mix until combined.
- In a small bowl mix the milk, eggs, vanilla and butter. Meanwhile melt the chocolate in the microwave in intervals of 20 seconds, until melted. Be careful not to burn it.
- Add wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, little by little mixing until combined. Add the melted chocolate into the batter and fold in being careful not to overmix.
- Using a piping bag, fill each pan cavity about 2/3 full so they don't overflow.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the donuts bounce back when you touch them. Let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes then remove and finishing cooling on a baking rack.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave in intervals of 20 seconds, until melted. Be careful not to burn it.
- Whisk together the powdered sugar, butter and chocolate in a small mixing bowl. Then add milk to it gradually until it reaches the consistency you desire. Ideally it is runny, but not so much that it drips off.
- Add the chocolate glaze to a piping bag and pipe the glaze over the top of the donuts.
- Add sprinkles if desired.