Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Baked Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts with Chocolate Coffee Glaze

 Soft, moist, and just the right amount of coffee in the glaze.   You'll want to share with a friend (or two!) 

Baked Chocolate Buttermilk Donuts with Chocolate Coffee Glaze         Printable Recipe

1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, melted
1-1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

Chocolate Coffee Glaze:
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 Tablespoon cold brewed coffee

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease your large donut pan. 

For donuts:
In small bowl, mix together buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla.
In medium bowl mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and sugar.  Be sure to make sure there are no brown sugar clumps.
Pour wet into dry and mix until just combined.
I used a whisk but it was rather thick.  I will probably use a mixer next time. 
Scoop batter into a plastic disposable frosting bag. (If you don't have one you could try a quart size plastic bag. A freezer style would be best as they are tougher than the others.) 
Cut off end and pipe into donut molds.  Only fill about 2/3 the way full.  Any fuller and you will lose your donut hole when it rises and bakes.
Don't worry about the little tails they will bake out. 
Bake for 11-12 minutes* or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.  They will also spring back when you lightly press on them.  Let rest in pan for 4-5 minutes before removing to cool.  (If you want to freeze, do so now before you glaze them.)
For glaze:
Mix together powdered sugar and cocoa.  
Stir in coffee a little at a time until it ribbons off the spoon.  Too runny and it will not stick to your donut but just roll down the sides.  Too thick and it won't dry and it will also be too much effort to drizzle. 
Pour into a plastic disposable frosting bag.  Again, you can use a small quart bag, make sure you snip your hole tiny.  Drizzle glaze onto donut.
I personally thought this was plenty of glaze but if you really want to go full on top dunk you can make more glaze and put it in a flat bottom bowl or container and dip the tops of your donuts. 
This recipe makes 10 delicious donuts.   The donut bases remind me of those chocolate snack cakes I used to eat as a kid which gives me many more ideas!
These are best within a day (unless you freeze them) but doubt if they would be around that long. ;) 

*If you want to use a mini donut pan, cook for approximately 4-5 minutes. I do not know how many it will yield. 


  1. Jenny,

    I went to the store this morning looking for a doughnut baking pan. Walmart was out! I was so disappointed. Now, I see your amazing chocolate baked doughnuts. I am so craving one. I will try these soon.
    Diane Roark

  2. Wow! These look delish. I haven't had a donut in over two months...This might be the recipe that puts me over the edge to indulge!

  3. Delicious Jenny! I'm definitely going to make these this weekend. It's now time to make the Chocolate Donuts with your wonderful chocolate coffee glaze which is a favorite of mine. Pinned/shared.

  4. These look so amazing. I just shared on my FB page and pinned/stumbled because I want to be able to find them if I ever have the desire to make 'em. Cause --- yummmm!

  5. You had me at chocolate. These look amazing! I need to get a donut mold.

  6. Now I totally need to buy a donut pan! Seriously these look so yummy and tasty. I am with Diane and also need to make soon :)

  7. Thank you for sharing some fantastic recipes in the past on #PureBlogLove ! I just wanted to invite you to join us tonight to share some more wonderful recipes at the party! Starts at 8 PM EST-runs through Sunday! I am excited to see what you share!

  8. I love donuts! Yours look absolutely delicious! I love the step by step pictures :)

  9. I love donuts. I wish I could eat them every day! These look marvelous.

  10. I love the coffee glaze on chocolate. What a fun breakfast treat.

  11. Gosh, these look good, and I LOVE baked donuts!! Your photography is so pretty, Jenny. Thank you for sharing this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! :)