Christmas Cookies Week 3:Baked Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

With the recent snow storms and cold temperatures we are spending quite a bit of time inside. That means lots of time for baking and cleaning! Anyone else obsessed with Marie Kondo? Yes, I binge watched the Netflix series and wasn’t even through the first episode before I was upstairs refolding all my clothes and rearranging my dresser drawers. I made my kids empty their dressers and closets so that we could clean them out. They think I am crazy but they both liked it when it was done.

So, we wanted to make something special for brunch for all the work we were doing shoveling, cleaning, and baking. I bought a doughnut pan awhile ago on clearance and have used it a few time but with Marie Kondo in the back on my mind I was trying to determine whether or not to keep the pan. I decided to keep it and use it more. Doughnuts make me happy and bring me joy.


We all liked the doughnuts. Where we disagreed was on how to top them . The glazed doughnuts were good but my daughter and I preferred them with frosting and sprinkles. All a personal taste preference. Adding mini chocolate chips to the batter would be delicious too and up the chocolate taste!

Baked Chocolate Doughnuts

  • Servings: 18
  • Difficulty: easy
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A savory comforting dish.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 ¼ cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons hot water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease doughnut pans well.
  2. Into a large bowl, mix together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, melted butter, vegetable oil, and vanilla.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Spoon or pipe the batter into the baking pans about 2/3 to 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then tap the doughnuts out onto a sheet pan. 
  8. Place baking paper under wire racks to catch the excess glaze
  9. .As each batch is finished baking, coat the hot donuts in glaze on both sides by dunking each side quickly. Set them on a wire rack to let the excess drip off onto the baking paper underneath. Once you reach the end, re-dip for a second time.

6 Comments Add yours

    1. koolaidmoms says:


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  1. A. JoAnn says:

    We are having the storm here in Ohio, too. Doughnuts sound amazing !

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Yes! Stay warm!


  2. Bernice says:

    Wow! Chocolate donuts!!! 💕 We too are going through the winter storm! Time for baking and red wine! 💕

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    1. koolaidmoms says:


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