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Baked Chocolate Doughnuts with Sprinkles

Baked Chocolate Doughnuts with Sprinkles

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Hoping your day is filled with sweetness and love all day long, the good gooey kind of love the makes you swoon.  This recipe for baked chocolate doughnuts with sprinkles is what I am baking for my sweetheart, Lenny, and let me say this recipe is the BOMB!


Baked Chocolate Doughnuts

Our sweet friend Tracy inspired me to make this recipe.  I tried her baked espresso doughnut recipe and am hooked.  So good!  She definitely inspired me to get into the kitchen and start baking.  I love this recipe and am completely, utterly, heart fluttering hooked!  Sprinkles are optional but who doesn’t love sprinkles!

Baked Chocolate Doughnuts with Sprinkles

Happy Valentine’s Day!  



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Baked Chocolate Doughnuts with Sprinkles

Baked Chocolate Doughnuts with Sprinkles

Baked chocolate doughnuts (heart shaped) inspired by my friend Tracy, this gooey chocolate forward doughnuts will make all your special Valentine's smile.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Chocolate glaze:
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract



    Heat oven to 325 F.

    Coat doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray.

    In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.

    In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk, sugar, egg, butter and vanilla extract.

    Add the milk mixture to flour mixture; whisk until blended & smooth.

    Spoon batter into a large resealable plastic bag. Cut off the corner and squeeze batter into prepared doughnut pan about 2/3 full.

    Bake for 12 - 14 minutes, until doughnuts spring back when lightly pressed.

    Cool in pan on a rack for 3 minutes, then carefully turn out directly onto rack to cool.

    Dip cooled doughnuts into the bowl of chocolate glaze and allow excess to drip back into the bowl.

    Transfer to rack.

    Top with sprinkles.



    Chocolate Glaze:

    Combine the chocolate and coconut oil in a small saucepan and melt over very low heat.  Remove from the heat and pour into a  bowl that is shallow enough to dip the doughnuts in.

    Stir in the vanilla.

    Let sit for 5 minutes before glazing the doughnuts.

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Barbara | Creative Culinary

Monday 16th of March 2015

I'm glad I saw these; I had just ordered some pans and was ready to bake. I made a couple of changes too; a bit of buttermilk subbed for half the yogurt and I topped mine with a caramel glaze and toffee chips; my idea of a Heath Bar in doughnut form.

I made them for a brunch yesterday; Lenny would have been proud. They were devoured. :)


Thursday 19th of March 2015

This is so funny Barbara! Just read to Lenny, and he loves it. Now, we wish you delivered as those doughnuts sound outstanding!


Wednesday 11th of February 2015

I am always looking for a great chocolate baked donut recipe so will definitely be trying these! And who doesn't love sprinkles?


Tuesday 5th of March 2013

Oh dear Lord. These look phenomenal. Bookmarking as I type.

Denise Woodward

Tuesday 5th of March 2013

El, they are wonderful, and thanks to Tracy I am completely addicted!


Sunday 3rd of March 2013

Yum! These donuts look fab! Love the heart shape for Valentine's day!

Jeff @ Cheeseburger

Wednesday 20th of February 2013

These heart shaped donus look lovely.

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