• 125 grams (4.4 ounces) flour
  • 25 grams (0.88 ounces) cocoa
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) sugar
  • 0.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 0.5 teaspoons baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 0.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 120 milliliters (0.5 cup) milk
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 15 grams (1 tablespoon) coconut oil

The glaze

  • 150 grams (5.3 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (45 milliliters) coconut milk
  • food dye (optional)


  • fancy sprinkles
  • freeze-dried berries
  • coconut flakes


  • Mixing Bowls

    A good set of mixing bowls will help you keep all your wet and dry ingredients separate until it's time to combine them. Tip: Use non-slip bowls for easier handling.

  • Whisk

    A whisk is essential for blending the wet ingredients into a smooth, even mixture. Tip: A silicone whisk is great to avoid scratching your bowls.

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons

    Accurate measurements are key to baking success. Tip: Use a leveling spatula to ensure precise amounts.

  • Donut Baking Molds

    These molds will shape your donuts perfectly. Tip: Silicone molds are easier to clean and remove donuts from than metal ones.

  • Oven

    An oven preheated to 356°F (180°C) ensures the donuts will bake evenly. Tip: Use an oven thermometer to make sure your oven is at the correct temperature.


Step 1

Step 1: Combine the milk with the vinegar and leave for 5 minutes. This will create a homemade buttermilk.

Step 2

Step 2: Mix the egg and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Add the milk mixture and coconut oil, stirring until well combined.

Step 3

Step 3: Gradually add the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just combined. Overmixing will result in dense donuts.

Step 4

Step 4: Grease the baking molds with butter and pour the dough into them, filling each mold about halfway.

Step 5

Step 5: Bake the donuts in a preheated oven at 356°F (180°C) for 15 minutes. Let them cool. Insert a toothpick to check for doneness; it should come out clean.

Step 6

Step 6: For the glaze, mix all the components together until smooth.

Step 7

Step 7: Dip each cooled donut into the glaze, shaking off any excess.

Step 8

Step 8: Garnish with fancy sprinkles, freeze-dried berries, or coconut flakes to taste. Get creative with the toppings for extra fun!


Serving Suggestions & Ideas:

Morning Delight: Start your day right by pairing these chocolate donuts with a steaming mug of coffee or a creamy latte. ☕ The combination of rich chocolate and coffee is a match made in heaven!

Afternoon Snack: Fancy a sweet escape during your busy day? Enjoy a donut with a glass of cold milk or a refreshing iced tea. 🥤 It's the perfect pick-me-up!

Party Time: Customize the glaze with food dye to match your party theme and get creative with the toppings - sprinkle on some colorful sprinkles, freeze-dried berries, or coconut flakes. 🎉 These donuts are sure to steal the spotlight at any gathering!


Gluten-free & Vegan Variations:

Gluten-Free Donuts: Swap the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free flour blend. Make sure it's a 1:1 substitute to maintain the right texture. 🥳

Vegan Donuts: Replace the egg with a flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water) and the milk with your favorite plant-based milk. Use coconut oil instead of butter. 🌱 You won't miss out on any flavor or fluffiness!


  • How do I know when the donuts are done baking?

    Insert a toothpick into the donut; if it comes out clean or with a few crumbs, they are ready.

  • Can I make these donuts without a donut mold?

    Yes, you can use a muffin tin, but they will have a different shape and texture.

  • What's the best way to store leftover donuts?

    Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or refrigerate for up to a week.

  • Can I freeze the donuts?

    Yes, freeze the unglazed donuts in a single layer on a baking sheet before transferring them to a freezer bag. Glaze them after thawing.

  • How can I make the glaze more interesting?

    Try adding different extracts like almond or peppermint, or mix in cocoa powder for a chocolate glaze.

  • What can I add to the donut batter for more flavor?

    Consider adding chocolate chips, dried fruit, or spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.

Nutrition facts

Glazed chocolate donuts (baked)
Recipe Yield:12 donuts
Calories:Calories per donut
Calories (Min - Max):200 - 250
Total Fat:8g
Saturated Fat:6g
Total Carbohydrate:35g
Total Sugars:20g