Recipe: Baked Doughnuts With Chocolate Glaze

Recipe: Baked Doughnuts With Chocolate Glaze

Every­one in my fam­ily loves dough­nuts, but we rarely buy them; they’ve always been viewed as an extrav­a­gant treat saved for spe­cial occa­sions. So when the first day of full-day Kinder­garten rolled around and my daugh­ter hinted that com­ing home to dough­nuts would make things a bit eas­ier, I was happy to oblige.

Recipe: Baked Doughnuts With Chocolate Glaze

I know that a fried yeast dough­nut trumps a baked dough­nut any day of the week, but I decided to make a baked ver­sion at home any­way. I had dis­cov­ered a baked dough­nut recipe that was quite good, and I must admit that my fry­ing adven­tures always end in a huge, greasy mess. Bak­ing them in the oven insured a dough­nut that was a (lit­tle) bit less indul­gent, and also kept my kitchen clean.

Recipe: Baked Doughnuts With Chocolate Glaze

My daugh­ter arrived home exhausted from a long day, but when my 3-year-old son and I pre­sented her with choco­late glazed dough­nuts (com­plete with sprin­kles!) we had made that morn­ing, her smile couldn’t have been any big­ger. We ate them in bliss­ful silence, and enjoyed every bite.

Recipe: Baked Doughnuts With Chocolate Glaze

Baked Dough­nuts with Choco­late Glaze

This recipe is adapted from one found on Faux­Martha. The only change I made was to omit the vanilla bean and add 1 tea­spoon of vanilla extract to the wet ingredients.

Recipe: Baked Doughnuts With Chocolate Glaze

Choco­late Ganache Glaze
Adapted from Dor­rie Greenspan

This makes just enough glaze for 6 dough­nuts. You can eas­ily dou­ble it if you’d like a bit more.

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 table­spoon sugar
  • 1 table­spoon water
  • 2 ounces semi­sweet or bit­ter­sweet chocolate
  • Sprin­kles (optional)

Break the choco­late into small pieces and put them in a mix­ing bowl. Bring heavy cream, sugar, and water to a full boil. Pour the hot cream over the choco­late, and cover with plas­tic wrap for 3–5 min­utes. Uncover, and using a whisk, mix choco­late and cream together until smooth. Use glaze imme­di­ately on dough­nuts. (I found dunk­ing the dough­nuts in the glaze worked well.) Top with sprin­kles (if desired) while the glaze is still setting.

Baked Doughnuts With Chocolate Glaze


  • Melissa // the faux martha

    LOVED these! xoxo

  • Coco Cake Land

    sarah, these look fan­tas­tic!! looks like i need to get myself a donut pan, stat!!