Chocolate Glazed Donuts are made with a homemade cake batter and then baked, not fried. They're then drizzled with a delicious sweet glaze. Let me show you how to make the perfect treat this weekend for your family.
This recipe has been updated since it first appeared in 2014 with new photos and a new printable recipe card that includes nutritional information. I hope you enjoy the updates as much as I enjoyed working on them!
Chocolate Glazed Donuts
Who doesn't love donuts for breakfast? Well, donuts are great any time of day, right? I recently made a batch of these delicious homemade chocolate glazed donuts for my daughter, Olivia's birthday.
They came out amazing and I can't wait for you try this recipe soon.
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- Donut pan - You are going to need to purchase a donut pan, I purchased mine on Amazon, but you can find one almost everywhere now.
- Baking cooling rack - you definitely need one of these to help with pouring the glaze on top of the baked donuts.
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Make sure you print out the recipe below and save it for later!
Ingredients for the Batter:
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup milk
- 6 tablespoons sour cream
- ¼ cup vegetable oil
Ingredients for the Glaze:
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 6 tablespoons whole milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
How to Bake Donuts using a Donut Pan
This recipe will yield 12 donuts.
To begin with, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking soda together in a bowl. While in another bowl, combine the egg, sour cream, milk and vegetable oil.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix together until everything is combined.
How to Fill the Donut Pan
The very first time I used my donut pan, it was a mess. I couldn't figure out how to get the batter into the donut wells without making a huge mess. I tried using spoons and a cookie scoop but it still didn't make it easy.
Here's how I fill a donut pan now:
- Take a large plastic storage bag or a disposable decorating bag, and place it inside a large drinking glass or tall jar.
- Cuff the excess bag over the sides of the glass.
- Make sure the inside of the bag is smooth by pressing it to the sides of the drinking glass.
- Spoon the batter into the bag using a spatula being careful not to fill it all the way up or the batter will overflow once you start squeezing.
- Gently lift the bag out of the glass jar and squeeze it gently to work the batter down into the bottom of the bag.
- Twist the end of the bag and snip one corner with the kitchen scissors.
- Gently squeeze the batter into the wells of the donut pan.
Fill the donut pan with the batter. Make sure you spray the pan with non-stick baking spray. Then bake in a 375 degree preheated oven until a toothpick comes out clean; about 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove the donuts from the pan and allow to cool on a baking rack before drizzling the glaze on top.
How to Glaze the Donuts
Combine all the ingredients for the glaze in a mixing bowl. This step proved to be a little tricky. I tried dipping the donuts in the glaze but it was really messy.
I finally set the donuts on a baking rack over a baking tray that I covered with wax paper and then "poured" or drizzled the glaze on top. This way worked great!
Wait about 10 minutes or so before you actually eat the donuts. Letting them rest after you pour the glaze on helps set the glaze so the donuts aren't too wet.
More Easy Breakfast Recipes:
- Spinach Bacon Cheese Frittata
- Banana Nut Bread
- Homemade Blueberry Muffins
- Pumpkin Glazed Donuts
- Pumpkin Spice Donuts
Wait about 10 minutes or so before you actually eat the donuts. Letting them rest after you pour the glaze on helps set the glaze so the donuts aren’t too wet. The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.
Ingredients for the Donut batter:
Ingredients for the Glaze:
For the Donuts:
How to Add the Glaze:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 216Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 3g
Wait about 10 minutes or so before you actually eat the donuts. Letting them rest after you pour the glaze on helps set the glaze so the donuts aren’t too wet.
The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.
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