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chocolate baked donuts recipe
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5 from 10 votes

Small batch chocolate donuts

This small batch chocolate donut recipe is rich in chocolate and doesn't take too long to make. The donuts are glazed with a delicious chocolate ganache and sprinkles!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 large donuts
Calories: 334Calories


  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the glaze


  • First, start by preheating the oven to 350F, then spray the donut baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, the granulated sugar and the brown sugar until well incorporated. Add in the milk, sour cream, melted butter and vanilla extract, and whisk until well combined.
  • Using a sieve, sift in the dry ingredients. Starting with the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Gently fold in the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. The donut batter will be pretty thick at this point.
  • Transfer the donut batter into a piping bag, if you don't have that use a plastic ziplock bag and cut the tip off. Fill the donut cavities with chocolate cake batter about ¾ths full. or just divide your batter into 6 donut cavities.
  • Bake the donuts for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, check at 17 minutes. Let the baked donuts cool in the baking pan for 10 minutes then transfer them to a cooling rack. Let them cool completely before glazing.

Making the chocolate ganache

  • To make the chocolate ganache, place the chocolate chips, butter and heavy cream in a small bowl and microwave it in 30 second increments. Making sure to stir in between. When the chocolate glaze is ready, dip the tops of the donuts in the glaze , then place them back on the cooling rack to set. You can now sprinkle chocolate sprinkles on top and enjoy!


These donuts are best when consumed the same day they're made. If you need to store them, place them in an airtight container in the fridge. They will last for 2-3 days that way. 


Calories: 334Calories | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 467IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2mg