Chocolate Doughnuts, baked

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x



  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 6 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Icing:
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚ and spray a doughnut pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all dry ingredients and set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, milk, and butter until mixture is slightly frothy. Stir into dry ingredients until ingredients are just combined (do not over mix.)
  3. Scoop batter into plastic or piping bag. Cut a medium size tip (if using the plastic bag) and squeeze batter into doughnut pan, filling each doughnut almost to the top (leave about 1/8″.)
  4. Bake for 7-9 minutes until doughnut springs back. Remove from pan and let cool. Once doughnuts are cool, prepare icing. Icing should be not be too runny but should be stiff enough to hold to doughnut. Dip one side of the doughnut in the icing and return to cooling rack. Top with sprinkles if desired.


*easily make plain doughnuts by subbing out the cocoa powder and using 2 cups of flour instead of the 1 3/4 cup. Other toppings may include powdered sugar, cinnamon and sugar, or chocolate icing.