Baked Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Easy 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.

If you ever want to test your patience with self-control, then try these baked cake donuts with chocolate glaze.

Thankfully, they are baked instead of fried — cutting down on both calories and fat so you can enjoy homemade donuts whenever the desire strikes.

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

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Ingredients To Make Cake Donuts & Chocolate Glaze

You gotta love a donut recipe that’s easy to make and is less calories than it’s fried alternative. For this cake donuts recipe, you’ll need:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Melted butter
  • Plain yogurt
  • Milk of choice
  • Light brown sugar
  • Large egg
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Semisweet chocolate chips
  • Unsalted butter
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Water
  • Chocolate sprinkles (optional)

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Using A Donut Pan For Easy Baked Cake Donuts

If you like cake donuts, then you will love this baked version. A donut pan makes the process incredibly easy.

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 the donuts will lose their shape.

If you don’t have donut pans, you can also freeform a donut ring on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat.

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How to Make Easy Baked Cake Donuts

These really are as easy as whipping them up, pouring into a cake pan, and tossing them in the oven!

1 — 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.

2 — In a separate bowl, combine the egg, brown sugar, milk and yogurt, then whisk until smooth and sugar is no longer grainy.

3 — 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.

4 — 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.

5 — 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.

 

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How To Make The Chocolate Glaze Frosting For The Caked Donuts

Pro tip: Make the chocolate frosting while the donuts are cooling. As soon as the donuts are cool enough to handle, frost.

1 — Place the chocolate chips, butter, maple syrup, and water in a medium bowl. Place in the microwave for 20 seconds, then remove and stir.

2 — Repeat this 20 second process until the chocolate is completely melted, about 3 more times, until frosting is creamy and smooth.

3 — Dip the tops of the donuts into the chocolate glaze and then cover with sprinkles.

4 — 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!

 

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How to Store Donuts

These cake donuts taste the best the same day but will keep in a covered container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

I also love warming them up just a bit before serving if you’re wanting to enjoy them a few days later!

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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.

Easy Baked Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze Recipe 

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Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes
These easy baked donuts with chocolate glaze are the perfect sweet treat for morning guests!
Total Time30 mins
Course Breakfast, Desserts
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Donut pan

Ingredients

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

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 91kcal

Instructions

For the Donuts

  • 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.

For the Frosting

  • 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.
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How to Make an Easy Chocolate Glaze Recipe

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Easy Chocolate Glaze Recipe

Print Recipe
5 from 2 votes
This easy chocolate glaze recipe is the perfect topping for baked donuts, cakes, ice cream, cookies, or any other sweet treat you can dream up!
Total Time8 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Microwave or nonstick pan

Ingredients

  • 0.5 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp maple syrup (or honey, for shine)
  • 2 tsp water
  • chocolate sprinkles, optional

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 62kcal

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

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  5. 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.

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