Homemade Baked Chocolate Doughnuts

homemade-baked-chocolate-doughnut-TITLEHAPPY NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY! Seems like I’m still on a roll with all these food posts!

I have always wanted to try making doughnuts at home, so it was fate that led me to a sturdy Wilton doughnut pan in the clearance aisle at Wal-Mart. Here is my adaptation of the homemade chocolate donut recipe by Tiffany at Thyme of Taste.

These homemade baked doughnuts are FAR healthier and lighter than your average doughnut. With a fluffy chocolate frosting that just melts on your tongue, you can satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth without all the guilt of your run-of-the-mill deep-fried glob of dough!


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (1/2 cup for doughnut, 1 1/2 for glaze)


  • Donut/Doughnut pan


Mix the eggs, milk, and olive oil together. Once blended together, add in the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and just a half cup of chocolate chips. You may be mixing for a little while to get everything mixed well.

Pour half the batter into the donut/doughnut pan. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. You’ll see them rise like no other. Once they have cooled for a minute or two, gently lift them from the pan.

Glaze: Melt chocolate chips on the stove using a double boiler. When the chocolate has melted, dip your doughnuts in and then let set to harden. I let the doughnuts set over night, covered on the counter. Throw toppings on if you’d like!

doughnutThat’s it! One of the reasons I love this recipe is because it’s made from ingredients you likely already have at home! Plus, it really doesn’t take too much time to make.


6 thoughts on “Homemade Baked Chocolate Doughnuts

  1. The reciept says pour half the batter into the pan but no mention of the other half. What do you do with the other half? (besides make more)

    1. I realize I didn’t make that clear! Simply put, you just bake more.

      The batter makes two trays of doughnuts, but because of the consistency of the batter (a little dough-like and chunky) and the shape of the tray, it is easy to add too much or too little batter since you can’t tell how much is enough. Half the batter is a good measurement for this to make sure your doughnuts are the right size. Hope that helps!

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