The best baked cake donuts with chocolate glaze recipe around! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose

Baked Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

If you ever want to test your patience with self-control, then these baked cake donuts with chocolate glaze. These Incredibly light, fluffy donuts are coated in a thick chocolate glaze and sprinkles, and are delicious enough to challenge anyone’s willpower. Thankfully, they are baked instead of fried —cutting down on both calories and fat so you can enjoy homemade donuts whenever the desire strikes.

If you like cake donuts, then you will love this baked version. While a donut pan makes the process incredibly easy, you can also free form a donut ring on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat, too. It’s tempting to do so, but only fill the donuts 2/3-3/4 of the way full, otherwise you will end up with an overflow of batter and they’ll lose their shape.

I, Alex, love these best served when slightly warm from the oven, with extra chocolate frosting!

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Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly spray a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the egg, brown sugar, milk and yogurt, then whisk until smooth and sugar is no longer grainy. Stir in the melted butter and vanilla, then whisk until fully combined. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined, taking care not to overmix.
  • Place the batter into the donut pan, either spooning the batter in directly or transferring the batter into a pastry bag or Ziploc bag with the corner sliced off to pipe into the donut cups. Fill the pan ¾ of the way full.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack before gently removing the donuts from each cavity. Bake any remaining donut batter, repeating the same process.
  • Make the chocolate frosting while the donuts are cooling. As soon as the donuts are cool enough to handle, frost. These taste best the same day, but will keep in a covered container at room-temperature for up to 2 days.

The best baked cake donuts with chocolate glaze recipe around! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose

Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or honey, for shine)
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • chocolate sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  • Place the chocolate chips, butter, maple syrup, and water in a medium bowl. Place in the microwave for 20 seconds, then remove and stir. Repeat this 20 second process until the chocolate is completely melted, about 3 more times, until frosting is creamy and smooth.
  • Dip the tops of the donuts into the chocolate glaze and then cover with sprinkles. If you have any leftover glaze, you can drizzle extra on the donuts or save to enjoy for later. Vanilla ice cream + this chocolate glaze is amazing!

Make the chocolate frosting while the donuts are cooling. As soon as the donuts are cool enough to handle, frost. These taste best the same day, but will keep in a covered container at room-temperature for up to 2 days.

The best baked cake donuts with chocolate glaze recipe around! - sugar and cloth - ashley roseThe best baked cake donuts with chocolate glaze recipe around! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose

Do you have a staple homemade donut recipe that you always go to? We’d love to know your secret! Baked is always the way I love to go, though.

Alexandra Caspero

Alexandra Caspero is a Registered Dietitian and yoga instructor with a passion for travel, pasta and avocados. Her blog, Delish Knowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple.
See more of her delicious recipes on Delish Knowledge

Read more from Alexandra Caspero

The best baked cake donuts with chocolate glaze recipe around! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose

Baked Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

If you ever want to test your patience with self-control, then these baked cake donuts with chocolate glaze. These Incredibly light, fluffy donuts are coated in a thick chocolate glaze and sprinkles, and are delicious enough to challenge anyone’s willpower. Thankfully, they are baked instead of fried —cutting down on both calories and fat so you can enjoy homemade donuts whenever the desire strikes.

If you like cake donuts, then you will love this baked version. While a donut pan makes the process incredibly easy, you can also free form a donut ring on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat, too. It’s tempting to do so, but only fill the donuts 2/3-3/4 of the way full, otherwise you will end up with an overflow of batter and they’ll lose their shape.

I, Alex, love these best served when slightly warm from the oven, with extra chocolate frosting!

MY LATEST VIDEOS

The best baked cake donuts with chocolate glaze recipe around! - sugar and cloth - ashley roseThe best baked cake donuts with chocolate glaze recipe around! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose

Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Lightly spray a donut pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the egg, brown sugar, milk and yogurt, then whisk until smooth and sugar is no longer grainy. Stir in the melted butter and vanilla, then whisk until fully combined. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add in the wet ingredients. Mix until just combined, taking care not to overmix.
  • Place the batter into the donut pan, either spooning the batter in directly or transferring the batter into a pastry bag or Ziploc bag with the corner sliced off to pipe into the donut cups. Fill the pan ¾ of the way full.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack before gently removing the donuts from each cavity. Bake any remaining donut batter, repeating the same process.
  • Make the chocolate frosting while the donuts are cooling. As soon as the donuts are cool enough to handle, frost. These taste best the same day, but will keep in a covered container at room-temperature for up to 2 days.

The best baked cake donuts with chocolate glaze recipe around! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose

Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or honey, for shine)
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • chocolate sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  • Place the chocolate chips, butter, maple syrup, and water in a medium bowl. Place in the microwave for 20 seconds, then remove and stir. Repeat this 20 second process until the chocolate is completely melted, about 3 more times, until frosting is creamy and smooth.
  • Dip the tops of the donuts into the chocolate glaze and then cover with sprinkles. If you have any leftover glaze, you can drizzle extra on the donuts or save to enjoy for later. Vanilla ice cream + this chocolate glaze is amazing!

Make the chocolate frosting while the donuts are cooling. As soon as the donuts are cool enough to handle, frost. These taste best the same day, but will keep in a covered container at room-temperature for up to 2 days.

The best baked cake donuts with chocolate glaze recipe around! - sugar and cloth - ashley roseThe best baked cake donuts with chocolate glaze recipe around! - sugar and cloth - ashley rose

Do you have a staple homemade donut recipe that you always go to? We’d love to know your secret! Baked is always the way I love to go, though.

Alexandra Caspero

Alexandra Caspero is a Registered Dietitian and yoga instructor with a passion for travel, pasta and avocados. Her blog, Delish Knowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple.
See more of her delicious recipes on Delish Knowledge

Read more from Alexandra Caspero

Comments

  • Amber

    05.04.16

    Loving this! I’ll sure try time out sometime. I just posted about matcha. It is really good for donuts as well :) Love your blog. hugs.

  • Kristina B

    05.04.16

    I need to go get a donut pan…

  • Corina Nika

    05.04.16

    Tried baking donuts once and it was such a flop!! This is such an easy recipe though, definitely will give it another go!

  • Ahhh these look so good! My all-time favorite donuts are chocolate glazed chocolate cake donuts so i’m all over these!

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