Enjoy delicious chocolate doughnuts with a shiny chocolate glaze! In this post, we share our recipe for moist and moreish baked doughnuts and a three-ingredient chocolate glaze that tastes rich and looks beautifully glossy. And check the links below for more doughnut recipes and download a cute printable doughnut box at the end of this post!
If you’re anything like us you will have more than one of these delicious chocolate doughnuts! Watch our video tutorial for the step-by-step recipe!
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Chocolate Doughnuts Recipe
You can prepare this recipe with fresh or dried lavender, just make sure it’s culinary lavender intended for consumption.
Prep Time: 40 min
Oven Temperature: 175°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4
Baking Time: 15 – 18 min
Yields: 14 – 16 doughnuts
For the doughnuts
- 130 g (2/3 cup) granulated sugar
- 60 g (1/4 cup) butter, at room temperature + some extra for greasing the doughnut tin
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- 2 eggs (UK & Europe: M / US, CA, AUS & NZ: L)
- 120 ml (1/2 cup) buttermilk
- 190 g (1 1/2 cups) flour, sifted + extra flouring the doughnut tin (pan)
- 40 g (1/3 cup) cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
For the glaze
- 175 g (1 cup) semisweet chocolate chips
- 40 g (2 tbsp) honey or agave syrup
- 45 g (3 tbsp) butter
- kitchen scale or measuring cups and spoons
- large metal spoon
- large and small mixing bowls
- electric hand-held or stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment
- rubber spatula
- disposable piping bag
- 12-hole doughnut tin (pan)
- oven mitt or kitchen towel
- cooling rack
- heavy-bottom sauce pan
- heatproof metal or glass bowl
- wooden spoon
1) Prep Work
Preheat the oven to 175°C 8350°F / gas mark 4). Generously grease and flour a 12-hole doughnut tin (pan).
2) Mix the batter
Add the butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl and beat until pale and fluffy. Add the first egg and mix to combine. Then add the second egg, vanilla extract and vinegar and mix until blended. Add the flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, salt, and buttermilk. Stir until roughly combined and the give the batter a quick whirl with the mixer.
3) Bake the doughnuts
Transfer the batter into a large piping bag and fill the holes of the doughnut tin two-thirds with batter. Bake the doughnuts for 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to the touch.
4) Make the chocolate glaze
Add the chocolate to a double boiler and melt over a low flame until the chocolate has completely melted. Be careful not to get any water into the chocolate while melting, so the chocolate doesn’t become grainy. Alternatively, melt the chocolate in the microwave. Add the butter and honey or agave syrup, and stir until well incorporated but avoid whipping air into the glaze.
5) Decorate the doughnuts
Fill the chocolate glaze into a piping bag and generously cover each doughnut with glaze. We put the doughnuts on a cooling rack placed over a baking tray to catch drippings and to make cleaning up easier. Alternatively, dip each doughnut into the glaze. If desired, decorate the doughnuts with sprinkles or strips of melted white chocolate.
Materials: chocolate, cocoa
Shelf life & storage of homemade chocolate doughnuts
The glazed and decorated doughnuts will keep fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can store undecorated doughnuts in the freezer for a month. Allow frozen doughnuts to thaw in the fridge and always let doughnuts come to room temperature before enjoying them.
Craft the printable doughnut boxes
Print the printable lid and bottom on DIN A4 or US letter size cardstock or photo paper and cut out the two components along the grey lines. Working with a bone folder and ruler, crease along the grey lines and fold the sides inwards. Put glue on all the flaps that say “Glue”. You can either use double-sided tape, a strong glue stick, or superglue. To assemble the lid, adhere the sides parts so that a hexagon forms. Repeat this step for the bottom part, too. Now the box is ready to be filled with doughnuts!
Tip: We also printed the decorative pattern on the back of the printables so the doughnut box looks pretty on the inside as well.
Free Printable Doughnut Box
Click on the button to download your free printable doughnut box to gift the chocolate doughnuts in style!
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