Double Dark Chocolate Baked Donuts

Full of dark chocolate flavor, these Double Dark Chocolate Baked Donuts are exactly what you need right now. Made with super simple pantry staple ingredients, dark chocolate, a touch of vanilla hinted throughout, and finished with an easy-to-make ganache. These super cute and easy donuts are seriously delicious, super simple to make, and extra chocolate-y. The best part? You can swap the dark chocolate for your favorite kinda chocolate, like semisweet or milk chocolate! Either way, you can’t go wrong with delicious double chocolate donuts. Serve any time of day, breakfast, afternoon snack, or after-dinner dessert with a scoop of ice cream!

chocolate donuts with a bite out of one in a silver baking pan, parchment paper, jug of milk, and flowers

About The Recipe

There is absolutely nothing better than a homemade donut. Especially ones you don’t have to fry! But, don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing wrong with the classic fried doughnut, it’s just these baked donuts are SO much easier.

And, sometimes easier is definitely better. Ready in about 35 minutes, super light and fluffy, there is no hassle of trying to make sure you have yeast or even oil to fry.

Plus, baked means this is tooooottally so much better for you than fried, amirite?

chocolate donuts in a circle silver pan with flowers, utensils, and milk

To be honest, I had never really had a cake/baked donut until last Fall when we made cinnamon spiced baked donuts for the very first time. But, from that moment on, I was totally hooked!

They make for a perfect breakfast, seriously. Pair with your favorite cup of coffee or a glass of milk, it takes dunking (and breakfast) to a whole new level!

Equipment Needed

  • Mixer
  • Pastry Brush
  • Donut Pan
  • Cake Tester
  • Piping Bags
  • Mixing Bowls

Ingredients

For The Donuts:

  • Chocolate Chips
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Sugar
  • Egg
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
flour, butter, sugar, egg, milk, vanilla, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips on a marble counter

For The Ganache:

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Milk
chocolate chips and milk marble counter

Instructions

Okay, starting with the donuts! Melt the chocolate chips and set side.

Combine the sugar and butter in a mixer. Beat until the mixture becomes light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes on high.

Slowly stir in the melted chocolate.

Beat in the egg until thoroughly incorporated.

Now, add the dry ingredients alternately with the milk. Make sure to end with the dry ingredients!

Slowly stir in the vanilla.

Okay, here comes the little bit messy part. Transfer the donut batter into a piping bag and pipe into greased donut molds. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until the donuts test done.

Alright, while the donuts are cooling, let’s make the ganache! Combine the heavy cream and chocolate chips into a glass bowl. Place the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until the chocolate is totally melted and smooth. Make sure you stir after each time!

Once the donuts have cooled, turn them out of the pan. You can either dunk the donuts into the ganache or spoon the ganache over them. Either way, it’ll be delicious!

overhead shot of chocolate donuts with parchment paper, flowers, and a white napkin

What To Serve With Chocolate Donuts

How To Store

The thing I love about these donuts are how easy they are to keep. Once the ganache has set, you can keep these in a sealable bag in either the fridge or freezer. Just remember that when you go to heat them up, the ganache will melt!

stacked chocolate donuts with a bite out of one, flowers, and milk

Expert Tips

  • Allow the ganache enough time to cool slightly so it’s thick enough to really cover and stay on the donuts.
  • This recipe freezes and reheats really well!
  • Make sure to check the expiration date on your milk and baking powder.
  • The donuts taste better room temperature or slightly warmed.

When you make this Double Dark Chocolate Baked Donuts, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

chocolate donuts with a bite out of one in a silver baking pan, parchment paper, jug of milk, and flowers

Double Chocolate Baked Donuts

Traci
A rich and decadent dark chocolate donut that's been topped with a super simple chocolate ganache. It's SO good! Perfect for breakfast or even as a quick bite of something sweet.
4.75 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 18 donuts
Calories 234 kcal

Ingredients
 

Donuts

  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Dark Chocolate Ganache

  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy cream

Instructions

Donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Brush insides of donut pans with vegetable oil. Set aside.
  • Melt chocolate chips. Set aside.
  • Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in melted chocolate.
  • Beat in egg.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.
  • Stir in vanilla.
  • Pour batter into pastry bag and pipe into prepared pans.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes, until donuts test done.

Ganache:

  • Combine chocolate and cream in a glass bowl.
  • Microwave on high for 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted.
  • Stir gently until smooth.

Assembly:

  • Make ganache while donuts are cooling.
  • When donuts are cool, spoon ganache over top of donuts.

Notes

Expert Tips:
  • Allow the ganache enough time to cool slightly so it's thick enough to really cover and stay on the donuts.
  • This recipe freezes and reheats really well!
  • Make sure to check the expiration date on your milk and baking powder.
  • The donuts taste better room temperature or slightly warmed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1donutCalories: 234kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 121mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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