This scrumptious baked chocolate donuts recipe is so incredibly easy that you’ll think twice about having a fried donut again.
I love my scrumptious baked chocolate donuts. Not only because, as I stated, they are scrumptious, but also because they are easy to make and not as caloric as fried donuts. So, practically no guilt! How great is that?!
When I was a wee little girl, I couldn’t get enough of chocolate donuts. Sundays were donut days. I loved Sundays. My folks knew that when they picked up those lovely delish treats, they had to get more chocolate glazed donuts than any other donut, well, because of me. I’m not saying my sibs didn’t like them, too. But me? I loved them.
Back then I could eat three donuts, no problem. Sooooo, I would choose two chocolate donuts and wait for it……..a plain donut.
I know, crazy right? (Christopher is nodding, yes.) But I love plain donuts too, especially when I dunk them in milk.
Oh man! Makes me want some donuts right now.
Every Sunday, I would tell myself that I was going to branch out. This week, I would say to myself, I will eat different donuts. Then I would scold myself for such foolishness and plop two chocolate glazed and one plain donut on my plate.
I can no longer eat three donuts.
Wait. Back up.
Yes, I can.
But I won’t. Because little Lainey doesn’t want to become HUGE Lainey!
On to the baked chocolate donuts recipe
I preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
I gather my spelt flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt and place them in a large stainless steel mixing bowl.
Lately, when I mix the dry ingredients together, I end up using my dough cutter. It works fabulously!!
Now, I gather some brown sugar, chocolate chips, buttermilk, butter and an egg!
I grab a small sauce pan and on medium/low heat, I melt the chocolate bits with the butter.
Once that is melted, I stir in the sugar.
I get a medium mixing bowl, crack in the egg, add the buttermilk and vanilla and whisk it all until it’s combined.
Time to add all the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.
I use my trusty rubber spatula and mix it up until it is just mixed and no more.
Time to spray my donut pan with PAM.
I take a spoon and add the batter to each of the donut rings. I fill each ring 3/4 full of batter. There are six rings in the donut pan. This recipe makes 8 donuts, so I have leftover batter. But since I don’t need to own two donut pans, I bake the last two donuts in a separate batch.
I am excited!
Time to pop them into the oven for 13 – 15 minutes. I find that my donuts are done right at 13 minutes. But everyone’s oven is different.
Now, I let them cool in the pan for 5 minutes before I tip them out on a wire rack.
Time for me to make some topping. I choose to use just a simple glaze. I grab a small mixing bowl and put in 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar, 3 tablespoons of milk and 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla.
I use a small whisk and combine it all together.
I take one of the cooling donuts and dip one side of it into the glaze. I do this with another three donuts. I take some chopped pecans and sprinkle them on a couple of the donuts. The others I sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar. I leave two of the donuts plain, in honor of my childhood tastes. ?
Here’s an aerial view.
Time to consume these donuts. I don’t even have to wait for Sundays anymore!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Christopher and I enjoyed consuming them 🙂 and not all in one sitting. We have such self control!
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And as always, may all your dishes be delish.
- 1 cup spelt flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- Confectioner's sugar and nuts for toppings
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Spray donut pan with PAM or other non stick spray or oil
- In a large mixing bowl, add flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined
- In a small sauce pan, melt butter and chocolate bits on medium/low heat
- Add sugar to chocolate/butter mix and stir
- In a small mixing bowl add egg, buttermilk and vanilla and whisk together
- Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix with a spatula until just combined
- Scoop some batter into the donut pan, filling each mold 3/4 full
- Place in oven and bake for 13 - 15 minutes. Test with a cake tester.
- Let cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing and placing donuts on wire rack
- In a small mixing bowl, add confectioner's sugar, milk and vanilla and whisk until combined
- Dip some cooling donuts into the glaze and sprinkle either confectioner's sugar or nuts on top
- Leave a few plain, just because
- Grab some milk or coffee
- Dunk your donut
- Bite your donut
- Eat your donut
Makes 8 Donuts