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Oct 13, 2019

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

For a lighter version of cake donuts, try these Double Chocolate Baked Donuts! These donuts are so easy to make, and you don't have to deep fry them. Just bake them in your donut pan.

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

The batter for these baked donuts is so easy to put together. Once you've mixed it, you just pipe it into a donut pan and bake the donuts. They take just about 12 minutes to bake!

This recipe makes just 6 donuts too, so you won't have too much opportunity to have too many. I guarantee that these will be a big hit with your taste testers. My grandsons went crazy over them.

Ingredients you will need for these baked donuts: 

All you need are flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and baking soda, salt, plain yogurt or sour cream, an egg, vanilla, and melted butter.

For the double chocolate part, you add either chopped chocolate or mini chocolate chips to the batter, which will melt into the donuts, making them extra chocolatey.

For the glaze, just mix together powdered sugar with a little heavy cream. And, of course, add sprinkles!

If the batter rises up enough to close the donut "hole," you can cut it out with a knife. I actually just inserted an apple corer into the center.

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts with sprinkles

You can find the recipe for these delicious double chocolate baked donuts at the very, very end of this post, after reading all about the fabulous prizes you could win all week during #Choctoberfest. You will also find more recipes from the #BakingBloggers for baked donuts.

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts with glaze and sprinkles

Today is the official start of #Choctoberfest 2019! 

#Choctoberfest is an annual recipe-sharing event. I'm joining other food bloggers from around the world to create delicious chocolate recipes. This year, over 70 bloggers are joining together for a week full of chocolate cakes, pies, cookies, puddings, tarts, candies, and more. You can follow along by searching for the hashtag #Choctoberfest on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. Or, simply follow any of the participating bloggers listed below. We also have some awesome sponsors, who make #Choctoberfest possible every year. Our sponsors have banded together to put together a delicious prize pack worth over $400! Here's what you get if you win! (Scroll down to enter.)

  • Candy Gift Pack from blog host Triple Chocolate Kitchen, which includes 180-pack of Lindt LINDOR Chocolate Truffles (dark, milk, and white). Triple Chocolate Kitchen organizes #Choctoberfest, as well as posting chocolate recipes throughout the year.Chocolate and Cocoa Gift Pack from Divine Chocolate, which includes a variety of high-quality fair trade chocolate bars, cocoa powder, and Divine Chocolate swag. Divine Chocolate's baking line consists of three premium quality flavors ranging from 55% to 100% cocoa for a wide variety of delicious desserts. Their chocolate products are made with 100% cocoa butter and are non-GMO and Vegan Society Certified.

  • $100 Nordic Ware Gift Card and 40 Pounds of Granulated Sugar from Imperial Sugar. They are currently hosting their annual Scary Scramble, featuring delicious fall-inspired recipes using Imperial Sugar's high-quality sweeteners. Imperial Sugar has been a kitchen staple for over 175 years!

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Double Chocolate Baked Donuts with adorable sprinkles

As an extra bonus, this month, the baking bloggers, hosted by Palatable Pastime, are baking donuts!

Baking Bloggers

Baked Donuts

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts
Yield: 6 servings
For a lighter version of cake donuts, try these Double Chocolate Baked Donuts! These donuts are so easy to make, and you don't have to deep fry them. Just bake them in your donut pan.


For the Donuts
  • 2/3 cup (85 grams) unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (20 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
  • 1/2 cup (99 grams) granulated sugar (I used Imperial Sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 large room temperature egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (57 grams) chopped bittersweet chocolate (preferred) or mini chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons melted and cooled unsalted butter
For the Glaze
  • 1/2 cup (57 grams) powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Sprinkles! 


How to cook Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

To Make the Donuts
  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees F and spray a 6 cavity donut pan with spray oil. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, egg, and vanilla. 
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and add the chopped chocolate or mini chips and melted butter. 
  5. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold together the ingredients. 
  6. Pour the batter into a piping bag or zip loc bag and snip the corner. 
  7. Pipe the batter into the cavities of the donut pan. 
  8. Bake the donuts for 12 to 15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. 
  9. Cool the donuts in the pan for 5 minutes, and then turn them out onto a wire rack to cool completely. 
To Glaze the Donuts
  1. Whisk together the sugar and cream until smooth. 
  2. Dip the donuts into the glaze, shake off any excess, and place them on a wire rack. 
  3. Decorate with the sprinkles of your choice. 

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Recipe adapted from The Everyday Baker

Would you like to comment?

  1. As always Karen, you and I are on the same page again. We must be related in a past life LOL

  2. They all sound awesome! But the Nordic Ware and Imperial Sugar are the most exciting to me because I could use some new bake ware!

  3. YUM! Looks so delicious, and I love the pretty sprinkles. My sister and I have a sprinkle obsession. LOL

  4. I am also sprinkle obsessed, in fact I just got two new little bottles of sprinkles today, and I cannot WAIT to put them to use.... donuts could be a very good opportunity...

    yours are so so cute!

    1. They would be perfect for your Sweet Mondays in your department!

  5. All that chocolate! Such beautiful doughnuts and I love those sprinkles on top!

    1. Thanks! They hide a lot of flaws, don't they?

  6. Love that icing and sprinkles on the doughnut.. waiting to be picked!

  7. Your chocolate donuts look delicious! My choice of prize would have to be the Nordic bake ware gift card. You can never have too much bake ware!

  8. For my next batch of donuts, I'm totally swapping in butter! YUM! YUM! YUM!!!!


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