Chocolate Glazed Baked Donuts

September 11, 2015
Who doesn't love a delicious fresh-made doughnut? Grab yourself a doughnut baking pan, and whip up a batch of homemade Chocolate Glazed Baked Donuts ~ all with the ease of baking instead of frying.  

Chocolate Glazed Baked Donuts ~ fresh-made donuts, without the fuss of frying!

I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of frying at home.  One, I'm always afraid of that big ol' pot of smoking-hot oil.  And two, cleaning up that thin film of oil that seems to coat everything within a 20-foot radius of the stove {okay, I know I'm exaggerating} is not my favorite thing to do.

So as much as I absolutely love  my Grandma's Old-Fashioned Donuts, I rarely make them because of the frying.

But I've found the perfect don't-feel-like-frying-but-want-homemade-donuts solution ~ baked  donuts!  And chocolate  glazed baked donuts?

Yes, please!

Chocolate Glazed Baked Donuts ~ fresh-made donuts, without the fuss of frying!

This particular baked donuts recipe has a pretty hefty dose of nutmeg in the batter, which I love.  When that hit of nutmeg mixes with the rich chocolate flavor of the glaze ...

Baked Donuts ~ fresh-made donuts, without the fuss of frying!

... it's a truly wonderfully-surprising and delicious bite.  But if you're not a fan of nutmeg, certainly dial the amount back to suit your personal taste.  A hint of cinnamon instead would also be nice, I think.

Chocolate Glazed Baked Donuts ~ fresh-made donuts, without the fuss of frying!

Now, sprinkles are certainly optional for Chocolate Glazed Baked Donuts, but they sure make the donuts fun!  Don't they just make them look so extra-fun-and-festive?  But leave sprinkles off if you'd like ...

Chocolate Glazed Baked Donuts ~ fresh-made donuts, without the fuss of frying!

And if you're not a fan of chocolate {gasp}, ... vanilla glaze works, too.

Vanilla Glazed Baked Donuts ~ fresh-made donuts, without the fuss of frying!

As for me?  I'll stick with chocolate  glazed baked donuts!

And ... by the way ... I'm sticking with the sprinkles, too.

Chocolate Glazed Baked Donuts ~ fresh-made donuts, without the fuss of frying!

Chocolate Glazed Baked Donuts
(Printable recipe)
For the donuts:
  • 2 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 1/4 c. canola oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, sour cream, and eggs; add melted butter, oil, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to the dry and stir by hand until just combined. Batter will be lumpy; do not over mix as this can make the donuts tough.
  2. Spray a doughnut pan with non-stick cooking or baking spray. Spoon donut batter into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip. {Or, spoon batter into a gallon-sized zip-top bag and snip off the bottom corner with scissors.} Squeeze a batter circle into each doughnut well, filling 3/4 full.
  3. Bake at 425o until doughnuts are risen and lightly browned on the edges, about 10 minutes. Let stand in the pan for 5 minutes, and then remove to a rack to cool.
  4. Repeat with remaining batter.

For the chocolate glaze:
  • 2 c. confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 c. cocoa
  • 4 T. butter, melted
  • 1/2 c. hot water
  1. Whisk together confectioners' sugar and cocoa until well combined. Add melted butter and hot water; whisk until smooth.
  2. Let donuts cool slightly, then dip the top of each in glaze. Allow excess glaze to drip back into the glaze bowl and place doughnuts back on the cooling rack until glaze is set. For added fun, sprinkle with sprinkles while glaze is still wet.
Makes 16 donuts.

For an extra thick glaze coating, dip each doughnut 2 or 3 times, placing on a rack to let the glaze set between dips.  Add sprinkles immediately after the last dip while the glaze is still wet.
~ For vanilla glaze, whisk together 2 cups confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until smooth.


Please enjoy these other breakfast sweet treats from The Kitchen is My Playground ...

Grandma's Old-Fashioned Donuts

Overnight Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Overnight Praline French Toast

Traditional Granola


  1. Yum, this looks great! Pinned it on my sweet treats board on Pinterest so I can make these for my kiddos.

  2. Your donuts look so darn good and Oh, so very tempting that I just had to sign up to receive your email newsletter.
    Thank You

  3. These look fantastic! Just found your blog, its beautiful!


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