Baked Chocolate Donuts

I do not like frying things. I hardly ever do it because it is messy, uses a bunch of oil, and it can be tricky. Instead, I like finding recipes that let me enjoy those same foods in a slightly different way. Besides, it gives me a reason to seek out good fried donuts or fried chicken. Haha! This is a really easy recipe. You do need donut pans, but if you like fluffy almost muffin/cupcake like donuts, you will like this recipe. They are not the prettiest, although you could certainly work on that, but they are tasty! Plus, they are low in fat.

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A pastry bag is not required, but helpful. Otherwise, you will need a ziploc bag. Do not try to fill these without a bag. I did initially, and it was such a pain! And it didn’t even work well.

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The glaze is necessary…I tried them without and found them not very good. I promise it doesn’t make them too sweet. Basically, the donuts aren’t sweet on their own, so it is necessary.

Did I mention you can make these and have them ready for consumption in under an hour, start to finish?

Directions for Baked Chocolate Donuts

Slightly adapted from Something Swanky 

Makes about 15 donuts

  • 1.5 cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray your donut pans with oil. Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and mini chocolate chips).

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Gently stir in the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla.

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Pour the batter into a pastry bag and pipe the batter into the donut pans. When you fill them, do not go all the way up if you want the holes. Bake for about 7-8 minutes until set and cooked through (can use a toothpick to check).

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Allow to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, or until the pans are cool enough to handle. Pop out the donuts and let them continue to cool.

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Glaze

  • Powdered sugar
  • Water

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I started with about 1 cup of powdered sugar and just enough water to make it pourable. Then, I poured the glaze over the donuts. You can wait for the donuts to cool completely, but I did it sooner and it meant that the glaze made the donuts a bit moister (I felt). Make more glaze as necessary to coat the donuts. It is best to glaze them on a pan.

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Then, I just rubbed the donuts in the glaze that had fallen off to completely coat them.

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Directions for Baked Chocolate Donuts (without pictures)

Slightly adapted from Something Swanky 

Makes about 15 donuts

  • 1.5 cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray your donut pans with oil. Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and mini chocolate chips). Gently stir in the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla.

Pour the batter into a pastry bag and pipe the batter into the donut pans. When you fill them, do not go all the way up if you want the holes. Bake for about 7-8 minutes until set and cooked through (can use a toothpick to check).

Allow to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, or until the pans are cool enough to handle. Pop out the donuts and let them continue to cool.

Glaze

  • Powdered sugar
  • Water

I started with about 1 cup of powdered sugar and just enough water to make it pourable. Then, I poured the glaze over the donuts. You can wait for the donuts to cool completely, but I did it sooner and it meant that the glaze made the donuts a bit moister (I felt). Make more glaze as necessary to coat the donuts. It is best to glaze them on a pan. Then, I just rubbed the donuts in the glaze that had fallen off to completely coat them.

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