These Baked Chocolate Donuts are fluffy and cakey and covered in chocolate frosting. Add sprinkles on top for a fun twist and enjoy!
Who doesn't love donuts?! These are super cakey and are the perfect sweet treat for any time of day. The recipe comes together in just a few minutes with minimal ingredients. Everything you'll need is listed below!
These chocolate baked donuts come together in minutes but you'll need some kitchen tools to make it happen! Gather a few measuring cups and spoons and the following:
- Large mixing bowl
- Small microwave-safe bowl
- Cups and spoons needed: 1 cup, ¼ cup, ½ cup, 1 teaspoon, ½ teaspoon, 1 tablespoon.
- Stirring utensil like a spatula
- Donut pans
- Spoon or ice cream scoop for adding batter to donut molds
What you need to make these baked chocolate donuts:
- All-purpose flour- this recipe hasn't been tested with alternative flours. You'll use 1 cup.
- Cocoa powder- next, add ¼ cup cocoa powder. I like using a fine mesh strainer to sift after measuring because the cocoa powder gets clumpy in the container.
- Baking powder and baking soda- you'll need 1 teaspoon of each.
- Salt- add a ½ teaspoon.
- Maple syrup- use ½ cup of honey in place of the maple syrup if you prefer.
- Coconut oil- make sure the coconut oil is melted, you need a ¼ cup.
What you need for the frosting:
- Chocolate chips- ¼ cup melted chocolate chips are needed for the frosting.
- Maple syrup
- Rainbow sprinkles- optional, but a fun topping to add!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease donut pans with cooking spray. I use silicone pans.
Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder & salt to a large bowl. Pour in maple syrup and melted coconut oil, then crack in the eggs. Mix the batter until smooth, I prefer to use a spatula here. Pour or scoop the batter into donut molds, filling ¾ way full.
Bake the donuts for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let them cool for about 5 minutes.
While the donuts are baking, make frosting by adding chocolate chips to a small bowl and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds-1 minute until melted. Stir in the maple syrup and mix to combine.
Once slightly cooled, dip the donuts into the frosting and top with sprinkles, if desired. Enjoy!
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Chocolate Frosted Donuts
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup coconut oil melted
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- rainbow sprinkles optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease donut pans with cooking spray.
- Add all donut ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine. Pour the batter into donut molds, filling ¾ way full.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for about 5 minutes.
- While donuts are baking, make frosting by adding chocolate chips to a small bowl and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds-1 minute until melted. Stir in maple syrup.
- Dip into frosting and top with sprinkles, if desired. Enjoy!
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.