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Baked Chocolate Donut Recipe

Soft baked chocolate donuts topped with rich chocolate frosting
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 263kcal
Author I Heart Eating

Ingredients

Baked Chocolate Donuts

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour 180 g
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 99 g
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 21 g
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk 224 g
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil 50 g
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Frosting

  • 3 tablespoons butter 42 g
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 170 g
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease 2 standard sized donut pans (12 donuts total); set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add egg, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk until combined. Batter will be on the thinner side.
  • Spoon batter into a donut pan, filling about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes. Donuts should spring back when lightly touched.
  • Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from pan, and set on wire cooling rack.
  • Once donuts are cool, prepare glaze.
  • In a heavy saucepan over lowest heat, melt butter half-way.
  • Add chocolate chips and corn syrup. Stir regularly until completely melted and well-incorporated.
  • Once glaze is ready, dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze.
  • Set on a wire cooling rack, and let glaze set up, if desired.

Notes

*Nutrition facts are estimated.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg