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Baked Chocolate Frosted Cake Donuts

These Baked Chocolate Frosted Cake Donuts are a classic baked cake donut with chocolate ganache frosting. Homemade donuts really are easy & simple to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked cake donuts, donuts with chocolate frosting, homemade cake donuts
Servings: 12
Calories: 345kcal
Author: Sandra



  • 1/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup milk


  • 3 tablespoons butter cut into ½ inch squares.
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips dark chocolate is my preference
  • 1 tablespoon honey agave nectar or corn syrup would also be fine.


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly grease 2 donut pans.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl or mixer beat together the butter, vegetable oil, granulated, and brown sugar until smooth. Add the eggs and beat until well combined.
  • Mix in baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and vanilla, until batter comes together.
  • Mix in the flour and milk, adding the flour and alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour. Mix batter until smooth and well combined.
  • Gently spoon the batter evenly into the lightly greased doughnut pans, filling until just shy of the rim.
  • Place pans in the oven and bake for 9-10 minutes. Remove from oven, allow donuts to cool for 5 minutes before you remove from the pans. Prepare frosting during this time.


  • In a double boiler over medium heat combine butter, chocolate chips and corn syrup. Stir until completely melted and well incorporated.
  • Once glaze is done and donuts are cool, dip the tops of the donuts into the glaze and turn over, back onto the cooling rack. Glaze side up. Allow glaze to harden, if you wish for 10-15 minutes or like our family, serve right away… yum!



Calories: 345kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2.2mg