Chocolate Baked Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Eid Mubarak!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Eid and maximized on the blessing that is Ramadan.  May all of our prayers and fasts be accepted, and may we carry on throughout the rest of the year with the steadfastness that we practiced this month.

To celebrate Eid, I present to you my dear friends, a chocolate baked donut! Sure, it’s not the same as a regular fried donut, but what’s not to love when we can save a few calories and get a taste that’s similar to the real deal?  I made this on the 15th (ever since my son was born on May 15th last year, I make something sweet every month on the 15th… I know, I know, but when you have your first we’ll see whose talking 🙂 ) I hadn’t gotten a chance to upload this recipe because we had been so busy these last few weeks! We just got back on Tuesday from Toronto, and now I have to quickly pack for a trip to Texas this evening. Aiyaya I have so much to do, but these donuts have been silently yelling at me for not sharing their recipe sooner! Enjoy!

Slightly adapted from Cassie Craves.

Chocolate Baked Cake Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Yield:  12 Donuts


For Donuts:

  • 1 ¾ cups cake flour
  • ¼ cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For Glaze:

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar


Make Donuts:

Preheat oven to 325°F and set aside two greased donut pans.

Whisk together cake flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Stir in the remaining ingredients.

Spoon or pipe the batter into the donut pans, making sure to fill no more than two-thirds full.  Bake for 10-12 minutes or until springy.  Cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Make Glaze:

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat; add cocoa powder and milk.  Cook the mixture to a boil, being sure to stir all the while.  Stir in vanilla and powdered sugar until completely incorporated.

Dip one side of each donut in the glaze, return to the cooling rack, and allow the glaze to harden (at least 30 minutes.)


8 responses

  1. Yum, yum, yum! I made doughnuts before with my sister, but they were fried ones. They were delicious, but I’d really like to try some baked ones soon. I don’t have the pan for them though, so I’ll have to see how I got with just shaping them myself 🙂
    Eid Mubarak to you, too! 😀

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