Chocolate Frosted Baked Donuts

These Chocolate Frosted Baked Donuts feature a batch of fluffy vanilla doughnuts, topped with a silky and delicious chocolate frosting—the perfect breakfast treat!

Author: Ann Nguyen
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 doughnuts
A set of chocolate frosted doughnuts on a wire rack
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Vanilla Donuts

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg (brought to room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted and cooled)

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar (sifted)
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder (sifted)
  • 4-5 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a doughnut pan nonstick cooking spray. 

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the the vanilla extract, egg, milk, butter and whisk until smooth.

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined. 

  5. Using a zip-top bag or a piping bag, pipe the batter into the cavities of the doughnut pan, filling the cavities 3/4 of the way. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan.

Chocolate Glaze

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sifted confectioner's sugar and cocoa powder. 

  2. Add the vanilla extract and then the milk, one tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency. It should take about 4-5 tablespoons!

  3. Dip the top of the donuts into the chocolate glaze, and cover with sprinkles.

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 313kcal
Fat: 6g
Saturated fat: 3g
Cholesterol: 40mg
Sodium: 266mg
Potassium: 190mg
Carbohydrates: 61g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 42g
Protein: 4g
Vitamin A: 205%
Calcium: 75%
Iron: 1.6%
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