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Baked Chocolate Donuts

February 11, 2014

These donuts.

cake donuts

Although they are baked, in mini muffin pans, so maybe they are mis-labeled.

“Cake donuts,” says my father, and “cupcakes” is what my daughter calls them.

addie donuts

It doesn’t really matter what you call them.

chocolate donuts


They are baked (not fried!) & can be made with light sour cream or Greek yogurt (I’ve done both!) so they are healthy, too, right?  Maybe just in the donut classification.  Doesn’t matter.

chocolate donut holes

Perfect breakfast food.  Combo it with some coffee (running theme in my life…although we are doing better, not to jinx it) & you’re all set.


1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips or chocolate chips roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
6 tablespoons light sour cream or Greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk (I used 2%)
1/4 cup vegetable oil


1-2 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
4-6 tbsp of warm milk or water


  • Preheat oven to 375.  Grease mini muffin pans with non-stick cooking oil (& flour).
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and baking soda.  In a small bowl, beat together the vanilla, egg, sour cream or yogurt, milk, and oil.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.  Spoon in a greased pan (makes about 16-18).
  • Make glaze: whisk powdered sugar, vanilla & 3 tbsp of water/milk in a small bowl.  Gradually add more water/milk until desired consistency is met.
  • Bake for 8 minutes; cool & then glaze (dip donuts in glaze or drizzle).

Adapted from Buns in my Oven.

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