Chocolate Baked Donuts

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Nothing beats Chocolate Baked Donuts drizzled with chocolate glaze and colorful rainbow sprinkles!

These soft chocolate baked donuts are oven-baked, not fried. They’re super tender and crowned with a delightful chocolate frosting and sprinkles.

Who’s a fan of donuts? ME!!! Allow us to introduce you to Chocolate Baked Donuts!

My love affair with donuts started early in life—who doesn’t adore them? I’ve always had a soft spot for cake donuts, which is why this recipe is a favorite of mine. It’s cakey, chocolatey, and just the right amount of sweet.

We’re using traditional donut ingredients (yes, the real deal—butter, sugar, and more), but instead of deep-frying, we’re baking them in the oven. Let’s dive in!

Chocolate Baked Donuts

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6


**Dry Ingredients:**

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

**Wet Ingredients:**

  • 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 large egg + 1 yolk at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk

**Chocolate Glaze:**

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 teaspoons water

**Optional Toppings:**

  • 1/2 cup rainbow sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg, egg yolk, and almond milk to the butter mixture. Mix until combined.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Transfer the batter into a piping bag or a gallon-size Ziploc bag.
  • Pipe the batter into the donut pan, filling each donut cavity about 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350°F.
  • Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the chocolate glaze, heat chocolate chips, butter, and water over medium heat until melted and glossy. Remove from heat.
  • Dip the top of each donut into the warm glaze, shaking off excess. Immediately top with sprinkles.
  • Let the glaze cool and harden before serving.


This recipe can easily be doubled for a larger batch.

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