Baked Double Chocolate Donuts

Scrumptious, easy-to-make, chocolaty rich baked donuts are covered with a chocolate glaze giving a perfect satin finish. 

The dream breakfast or snack for every chocolate donut fanatic!

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 Donuts.  An excuse to have cake for breakfast.  Am I right?

I think for the health conscious folks, we sometimes pretend we don’t want a donut.  I know, I do it All. The. Time!  Someone will ask, “I’m going to Dunkin Donuts, want something?”  I’m like, “NOPE!”  But when a box full of them is right in my face, it’s like, BAM!  Just have a donut.

I’m trying to be really good here cutting back on sweets.  I’ll make them but I won’t eat as much as I used too.  Trying to trim my waist; Summer is right around the corner.  You can read about my change to cut back here.  As a result, I think I’ve been posting a lot less but that desire to get in that kitchen and whip up some batter takes over me, so I don’t see an end to it soon.  I love seeing the end result of what I put into the oven.

Baked Double Chocolate Donuts | URBAN BAKES

 At least this recipe is baked.  I’ve had my share of frying donuts but honestly, the motion of dipping donut rounds into a pot full of oil, skeeves me out a bit.  This feeling lasts only for a few seconds (I mean, it doesn’t take long to fry a donut anyway) but when that feeling does quickly go away, holy moly… heaven!

Related: Mini Samoa Donuts

However, let’s not forget, bikini season is fast approaching and so to have your cake and eat it too, make baked ones for now.  😉  Trust me, it’s a lot healthier, less fat thus less calories, and your hips will thank you later.  Besides, I was blown away at how moist these were.  They’re amazing!

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Baked Double Chocolate Donuts

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  • Author: Connie
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 18 donuts 1x


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  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 24 tablespoons milk
  • jimmies for topping



  1. In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips in microwave set on HIGH for 30 seconds, stir. Reheat for an additional 15 seconds or until about 75% of chips have melted, stir until all chips have melted; set aside to cool.
  2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a donut baking pan with nonstick cooking spray with flour; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on low to medium speed, mix buttermilk, water, egg, butter, vinegar and vanilla until just combined. Gradually add flour mixture and continue mixing until batter is thoroughly mixed.
  5. Using a rubber spatula, fold in cooled, melted chocolate until there are no visible streaks in the batter.
  6. Spoon batter into each donut cavity about one-half to two-thirds full.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Allow donuts to rest in pan for 5 minutes before inverting donuts over onto a cloth or wire rack for additonal cooling. Repeat baking process until the entire donut batter is used. Allow donuts to cool completely before glazing.


  1. In a deep bowl, mix powdered sugar, cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons milk until no visible dry pockets remain. Add another tablespoon of milk at a time if glaze is too thick.


  1. Dip each donut about halfway deep into the chocolate glaze. Shake excess glaze off and rest donut glaze-side-up over a wire rack. Note: to achieve picture perfect sprinkled donuts, glaze about 6 donuts at a time before sprinkling your favorite jimmies. This will allow glaze to settle toward the sides of the donut therefore, the jimmies will hold in place when sprinkled.
  2. Allow the glaze to dry for 20 minutes before serving. ENJOY!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes

Recipe adapted from Spoon Fork Bacon

1 thought on “Baked Double Chocolate Donuts”

  1. These are delicious! Although mine are falling apart after cooling and getting them out of the donut pan. What could make them just a tiny bit more dense?

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