Delicious Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts that are soft, chocolatey and light with the best chocolate glaze on the top. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of California Dairy. I’m an ambassador and the opinions and text are all mine.
Oh, donuts. How I adore you. There’s nothing like a donut to brighten your day. Especially chocolate cake donuts with chocolate glaze that are baked so they’re not as fattening. 🙂 Be still my heart! These little beauties are made using Real California Milk.
Did you read my post all about my fun trip to a real dairy farm with a bunch of other super cool bloggers? Read about it HERE, if you haven’t already.
I had the time of my life! I learned all about how a dairy works, actually got to see it in action. I also got to visit the Thrifty Ice Cream plant. I got to see how the ice cream is made right in their factory. They use nothing but Real California Milk in their ice cream, and boy is it delicious!
I have to say, products made with Real California Milk are great quality. I love baking with them because I know I’m using the freshest and best ingredients for my family.
(How cute is this glass?! That little cow kills me!)
I used three kinds of dairy in these chocolate cake donuts. I used buttermilk, butter and regular milk. All of which had the distinctive Real California Milk symbols on the outside of the cartons. When I shop for dairy or cheese, I always look for that little logo.
These donuts are so delicious! They’re soft, chocolatey and light with the best chocolate glaze on the top. They were an absolute hit with my boys. I messed with the recipe until I got it right and ended up making a few batches. I’m embarrassed to say that we ate almost all of them in a day or so! They were absolutely amazing.
Chocolate cake donuts have always been a favorite of mine. They’re the best served alongside a glass of cold milk. 🙂
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 2 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. Truvia Baking Blend or 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 egg
- 3 Tbsp. melted unsalted butter
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 Tbsp. cocoa powder
- 3-5 Tbsp. milk
- sprinkles or other toppings
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Lightly spray your donut pans with cooking spray and set aside.
- Mix together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, Truvia or sugar and cocoa powder.
- Add in egg, butter, buttermilk and vanilla and mix together. If too thick, add in a little milk until thinned out a bit. (You don't want it too thin, though! More like cake batter thick.)
- Spoon into donut pans, about 3/4 of the way full. Bake in preheated oven for 7-9 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- When donuts have cooled a bit, dump from the donut pan.
- Icing: Mix together powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Add in milk one tablespoon at a time until the desired glaze consistency. You don't want it too thick but not too runny.
- Dip each donut into the glaze and place on cooling rack. Sprinkle with sprinkles or whatever topping you like.
- Enjoy with a glass of Real California Milk!
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Yummy!! The donuts look so delicious! I can totally get why your family ate them in no time.
I will try making them myself as I don’t really like the homemade “fried” version.
Thanks Jen for the great recipe!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Hi Jen! These donuts look amazing! Such a great way to start out this Friday with, yum! Definitely goes perfectly with a glass of milk! Thanks for sharing!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
Can I just have all the donuts?! You did an amazing job. They are mouthwatering!
Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen says
You make the best donuts, Jen! Chocolate cake donuts are one of my favorites too, and yours look just perfect. I love your photos! That milk bottle is just adorable – I’d love to have one! Pinned! 🙂
Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens says
These look so fabulously scrumptious! I just love baked donuts – they’re so much healthier, but still so decadent and satisfying! Ok, and really – who can resist those fun sprinkles?!? Wonderful recipe – totally pinning to share! 😀
Aimee @ Like mother like daughter says
Oh my goodness, Jen, you had me at chocolate and donuts, but then when you add in that their baked too and topped with sprinkles on top? I’m definitely a fan. I just need to buy a donut pan now!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I loooove these!!! Donuts are the bomb, and even better baked. I’ve been wanting to make some, now you’ve inspired me!
Mallory @ Classy Clutter says
OH MY GOSH! These look AMAZING! Parker is going to die over these! The kid loves chocolate donuts! I’ll have to make these for his birthday breakfast. Better yet, maybe you can show me how since I think we are doing Disneyland for his birthday this year! We need to visit you! Miss you lots!!!!! xoxo
Can I pipe in a circle shape if I don’t have a donut pan, or is the mixture too liquid for that?
Thanks in advance,
It’s a pretty thick batter, it may work…it might even work in a muffin tin instead of donut pan??