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Chocolate cake donut

Chocolate cake donuts

Baked chocolate donuts drizzled with a rich chocolate glaze! Top off with sprinkles when you are feeling festive!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 13 people
Calories 242 kcal


  • Standard donut pan x2
  • spatula
  • Piping bag with round tip
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons


Chocolate cake donuts

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour sifted
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup sour cream

Chocolate glaze

  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4-5 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


Chocolate cake donuts

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray donut pans with non stick spray. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift and whisk together the all purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and powder, both sugars and salt. Set aside.
  • In another mixing bowl, mix together the melted butter, sour cream, and eggs.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Add the batter to the piping bag fitted with a round tip and pipe into the donut pans. Only fill ⅖ full so they don't overflow and bake over the pan.
  • Bake the donuts for 11-12 minutes or until they spring back when you touch them. Take them out of the donut pan and transfer to a cooling rack to complete the cooling process.

Chocolate glaze

  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the confectioner's sugar and cocoa powder. Add in the heavy cream and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth. Dip each cooled down donut in the glaze and put sprinkles on if you desire. Serve and enjoy!


  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature


Serving: 13peopleCalories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 138mgPotassium: 119mgFiber: 2gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 300IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Baked donuts, chocolate donuts, chocolate glaze
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