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Chocolate glazed donuts on a wire rack
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Baked Double Chocolate Donuts

These Baked Double Chocolate Donuts are delicious enough for breakfast or dessert!  The donuts are moist, packed with chocolate flavor and finished off with a shiny chocolate frosting.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked, Chocolate, Donuts, Glazed
Servings: 10 Donuts
Author: Erin Cernich


  • 12 Cup Donut Pan



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cups light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk (see notes) room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons cold pressed refined coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons milk any milk type will work
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup



  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees and adjust oven rack to middle position.  Lightly grease 10 wells of the donut pan with butter or cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until mixed.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine both of the sugars, egg, buttermilk, and vanilla extract.  Stir until thoroughly combined.  
  • Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and also add the melted coconut oil at this time.  Using a spatula gently mix until no flour streaks remain.  
  • Spoon the batter into the donut pan, or you can transfer the batter to a piping bag - cutting the tip off the end after adding the batter - and pipe into the donut pan.  Fill each donut reservoir 2/3 full.  If you are using a 6-donut, donut pan, you will have batter remaining which you will reserve to make the second batch of donuts. 
  • Bake the donuts for 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the donut comes out clean.  Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Chocolate Glaze

  • While the donuts are cooling, make the chocolate glaze.  In a microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips, butter, milk, and corn syrup and cook until the chocolate and butter have melted - about 45 seconds.  Remove from the microwave and stir the mixture until fully incorporated.  Let the chocolate cool for at least 5 minutes before glazing the donuts.
  • To glaze the donuts, dip the top of the donut into the chocolate mixture, letting any excess chocolate drip off before placing on a wire rack to allow the chocolate to set.  
  • The donuts are best enjoyed the day they are baked. Enjoy!