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Baked Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

These Baked Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts are a healthy baked alternative to classic chocolate frosted doughnuts while being just as delicious.
Prep Time1 hr 50 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Servings: 8
Calories: 243kcal
Author: Sandra



  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk heated to 115 degrees (I heat this in the microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute)
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 cups unbleached flour divided, plus more for kneading
  • 1/4 cup butter cut into 1" cubes

Chocolate Glaze

  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract



  • In the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the egg and sugar on medium speed for about 1 minute. Add in the milk, yeast, salt, and vanilla. Turn the mixer to low, and then add in 2 cups of the flour. Attach the dough hook and then on medium speed, add the butter one piece at a time until smooth. Reduce the speed to low, and then add the rest of the flour until the dough sticks to the hook and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. It should be soft and moist, but not sticky.
  • Turn the dough out on to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Place in a mixing bowl coated with cooking spray and cover with a damp towel. Let rise until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  • Punch down the dough and roll it out to about ½" thickness. With biscuit cutters, cut out 3" circles with 1" holes. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, place the doughnuts 1" apart. Cover with plastic wrap and let sit on top of the preheating oven until almost doubled in size, about 25 minutes.
  • Bake until light golden in color, 5-8 minutes. Let them cool while you make the glaze.

Chocolate Glaze

  • In a double boiler over hot, but not boiling water, combine chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup. Stir until chips are melted and mixture is smooth, then add vanilla.
  • Dip the doughnuts into the warm glaze, top with sprinkles if you wish.


Total time includes 1 hour and 25 minutes for rising.
Adapted from Life with the Crust Cut Off


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.2mg