Saturday, July 27, 2013

Baked Chocolate Donuts with Mocha Glaze

These Chocolate Donuts with Mocha Glaze combine 3 of my favorite things - Chocolate, Donuts and Coffee all in one! How can you beat that? The donuts are baked, making them healthier than the fried version, and they are deceptively light, not overly sweet. Imagine a light chocolate "cupcake" topped with a chocolate glaze flavored with a hint of coffee. Who wouldn't want that for breakfast?
The great thing about this recipe (in addition to the taste) is that it's easy to make and only makes 6 donuts! After all, having a dozen Chocolate Glazed Donuts sitting around could be a dangerous thing....
Next time you're looking for an easy and delicious breakfast treat that's a little bit on the indulgent side (without all of the guilt), I hope you'll give this recipe a try!

Baked Chocolate Donuts with Mocha Glaze
Makes 6 donuts

1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup + 3 tablespoons whole milk
1 large egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon melted butter (preferably unsalted)

Glaze Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder
2-3 tablespoons strong brewed coffee
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
small dash of salt
Drizzle of heavy whipping cream


Preheat oven to 325F

Spray a 6 cavity Donut Pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine.

Add the milk, egg, vanilla extract and melted butter and whisk just until combined (do not overmix).

Using a rubber spatula, transfer the batter to a plastic storage bag. Cut off the tip and divide evenly between the 6 cavities of the Donut Pan.

Bake approx. 9-10 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Allow to cool in pan for 2 minutes, then carefully remove to cooling rack.
Make glaze - Combine the powdered sugar, coffee, vanilla and salt in a bowl and stir to combine. Drizzle in a small amount of heavy whipping cream to lighten. 
Dip or drizzle the donuts with the glaze.

Kick back, relax with your favorite cup of coffee and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Foodfamilyfinds


  1. sugar is repeated twice in the donut part of the one of them supposed to be brown sugar? or something else? thanks :)

    1. Thanks for catching that! I've deleted the extra instructions for the sugar. Hope you give the recipe a try!