Overhead view of baked chocolate donuts dipped in chocolate.

Double Chocolate Doughnuts

Double Chocolate Doughnuts. Super moist & fudgy, this easy recipe for baked chocolate doughnuts with chocolate glaze is a chocolate lover's dream!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 doughnuts
Calories 222kcal
Author Fiona Dowling


For the Doughnuts

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt , to taste
  • 2 and 1/2 tablespoons melted butter , cooled to room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk , or 1 teaspoon vinegar mixed with 2/3 cup cow's milk

For the Glaze

  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3-4 tablespoons cream
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup light or dark
  • sprinkles optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 6 cavity doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate medium bowl whisk together the melted butter, egg, sugars, vanilla & buttermilk. 
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet & whisk until combined. The batter will be thick.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared doughnut pan. Or pour the batter into a ziplock bag, cut off the bottom corner, and pipe the batter into the prepared tin. 
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. If you lightly touch the doughnut, it should spring back. Or an inserted toothpick should come out clean. 
  • Allow doughnuts to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, then remove from the pan and continue cooling on a wire rack
  • While the doughnuts are cooling, make the glaze. Whisk together the icing sugar, cocoa and about 2 tablespoons cream. Add the corn syrup and slowly add the remaining cream until the glaze is smooth.
  • Once the doughnuts are cooled, dip the top in the glaze and sprinkle with sprinkles.


Calories: 222kcal