Baked Dark Chocolate Donuts

Sunday, December 18, 2016
If you are chocolate lover, this is a decadent chocolate lovers dream baked dark chocolate donut. It has ganache dripping all over it with colored sprinkles to delight anyone from a childhoods favorite to a young at hearts fantasy. This is a chocolate lovers dark chocolate treat that will be enjoyed time and time again and the best part it, they're baked!





Baked dark deep chocolate donuts in a donut pan with chocolate ganache and colored sprinkles. A delicious chocolate lovers death by chocolate donut baked




Baked dark deep chocolate donuts in a donut pan with chocolate ganache and colored sprinkles. A delicious chocolate lovers death by chocolate donut baked




Baked dark deep chocolate donuts in a donut pan with chocolate ganache and colored sprinkles. A delicious chocolate lovers death by chocolate donut baked





Baked dark deep chocolate donuts in a donut pan with chocolate ganache and colored sprinkles. A delicious chocolate lovers death by chocolate donut baked

If you are looking to bake the perfect chocolate donut recipe, you just found it. These are moist and rich in dark fudgy chocolate decadence. I never was a huge chocolate fan but these won everyone's heart including mine. I love the ganache and fun sprinkles on top. All the kids and functions I bring these too get rave reviews. You will need a donut pan but it's well worth the investment. You can find them at any baking shop or use my affiliate link at the top of the page under shop with me.


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Baked dark deep chocolate donuts in a donut pan with chocolate ganache and colored sprinkles. A delicious chocolate lovers death by chocolate donut baked




Baked dark deep chocolate donuts in a donut pan with chocolate ganache and colored sprinkles. A delicious chocolate lovers death by chocolate donut baked



When you think of decadent donuts that are over the top yummy, this will be your go to recipe like mine. I just love bringing these to family outings, everyone thinks they were from a famous bakery. Then when I tell them I made them and they're baked not fried it's a bonus indeed! I love chocolate donuts and tell myself they are a healthy breakfast, baked not fried and has eggs in the batter, just joking of course.



I really believe these are the best baked donuts on the planet. I have made them time and time again and very glad I have a donut pan. Everyone including myself was very impressed. Even thought I am an avid lover of vanilla cakes and donuts these are simply divine.



The last function I brought these to, was for a beautiful chocolate pot luck party. There was a actual competition for the most decadent dessert made with with all chocolate. Guess what won? Yes indeed these babies won the prize. I was excited and not really surprised since they were the hit of the party. I did have to admit though, the dark chocolate dipped apples were pretty impressive also. She won second place. We both were over the moon over it.

The both of us got gift certificates for a great local restaurant, just in case you were wondering.




Baked dark deep chocolate donuts in a donut pan with chocolate ganache and colored sprinkles. A delicious chocolate lovers death by chocolate donut baked







Baked Dark Chocolate Donuts


2 1/2 cups flour

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

3/4 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 egg, plus 1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup sugar

3 tablespoons butter

3 ounces of dark chocolate

1/3 cup milk

1/2 cup dark beer



Preheat oven @375 degrees



Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. Combine egg, egg yolk, vanilla and sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add in milk and beat to combine. Add in beer and beat to combine. In a glass bowl melt butter and chocolate in the microwave about one minute stirring until melted. Use a sturdy spoon or spatula to fold in chocolate mixture and blend evenly.

Prepare donut pans by lightly spraying with cooking oil.
Transfer donut batter into a gallon size zip lock bag and snip the end. Pipe once around each well with enough to fill the well 1/4 of the way up, then if bumpy smooth the bumps with your finger dipped in water to make a smooth batter. Bake till tooth pick comes out clean check after 7 minutes.
Chocolate Glaze


1/4 cup butter

3 ounces chocolate

1 3/4 cup powdered sugar

4-5 tablespoons of warm water


Instructions:


Combine butter and chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. Heat to melt and add powdered sugar ½ cup at a time, alternating with a tablespoon of water.

Dip the top of the donuts in this wonderful ganache style frosting and place on parchment paper or wax paper to dry. Use sprinkles, chocolate curls, toasted coconut, mini chocolate chips for garnish. Enjoy!

52 comments

Dzoli said...

Oh my God this chocolate that melted on the top isdriving me crazy:)

Federica said...

OMG!!! I want one of those greedy donuts...immediately! They look amazing dear. Bye, have agreat Sunday

Maureen said...

I don't have a donut pan ! I haven't seen one where I live in Australia so I'm going to have to order one online. These donuts look too good to pass up.

Greg said...

This recipe calls for a Homer Simpson quote "Donuts. Is there anything they can't do?"
Ok, now I am going to have to go buy a donut pan. I am going to have to blame you for this Claudia. I think my wife is going to be mad at you. :-)

Mary said...

Marry me! These look incredibly good and I love that they are baked. This recipe will be moving from your kitchen to mine :-). Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Ann said...

Wow - these look incredible! My husband absolutely loves donuts. I am going to have to break down and buy the pan!

I am subscribed to your blog and viewed and commented from the subscription email...I'm headed to food buzz now to buzz this one!

Megan said...

Cool.... a donut pan... I never saw such a thing! Super great!

redkathy said...

You know my Dad would LOVE these!!! He's a bigger chocoholic than I am. Beautiful photos Claudia, as always making me very hungry!

Barbara F. said...

These look fantastic!!! I want to try these, but we are still in a heat wave so I have to wait a bit. Gives me time to get the doughnut pan!! xo

Trix said...

What a cool pan!!! I wonder what else you can make in it? Lovely donuts!!

anthony stemke said...

So okay, you bake them in a modified muffin pan. They look like doughnuts for sure, but without that precious deep-fryer fat - Do they taste like doughnuts?

The photos make it look like they do. Since they are "baked", they are more healthy, which means we can more of them, right?

Drick said...

what fun - gotta be the most decadent doughnut I've seen... know it is the best...

Elisabeth said...

Have to make sure I forward this recipe to Lora. She also has a donut pan. This is incredibly decadent and over the top delicious. Yummm!!!

Kathleen said...

Chocolate on Chocolate with Sprinkles! WOWWWWWWW

anthony stemke said...

Hey, I just looked at the side of this blog and there was a post on sausage and peppers.
What a coincidence, I just made that for me and the tipster today for lunch.
I said to myself, let me see this recipe. Surprise, your recipe was exactly how I made it. I fried onion too and served it on french bread (kinda like a baguette).
You're pretty cool. Do they still have Utica club beer up there? Probably not.
Cheers.

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Oh wow! Now I'm craving some chocolate!! :)

Claudia said...

Dark chocolate, dark beer and baked. Wow, Claudia - I need to do this when I have a life.

Reeni said...

OMG how delectable Claudia! I have to get me one of those pans - my family would love these!

Katrina said...

Mmm, these look de-lish!

Kim Bee said...

Great job on these. I am now craving donuts!

Lizzy said...

Claudia, these look amazing! Always something yummy to find here. My kids and hubby would love to start their day with these beauties~

Luciana said...

Che buoni!!! davvero molto golosi!!! un abbraccio ;)

Adora's Box said...

Thank you, Claudia, for this recipe. I'm a bit concerned by how much donuts some people in my house consume. This will be a good project now that it's school holidays.

Tina @flourtrader said...

How I would love to have just one of these gems for breakfast! A nice chocolatey way to start the day. Baked donuts are so much healthier and easier than fried. Great post and tempting picture-Yum!

Erin said...

I am not sure words do this justice, they look fabulous!! And beer in the donuts? I need a donut pan pronto!

Jason's BBQ Adventures said...

How I now regret starting a diet today! Looks wonderful.

Georgia Pellegrini said...

Wow, I've never made homemade donuts, but these are inspiring!

marifra79 said...

Che meraviglia i donut!!! Oltre ad essere irresistibili ti sono venuti proprio splendidi! Un abbraccio e buonissima serata

TheChocolatePriestess said...

I have just bookmarked this, Claudia, and when it cools down enough for me to try it, I will give you full credit. I have yet to find a good baked donut recipe.

Kate@Diethood said...

Claudia, I would have eaten up that frosting while they were baking! :))

Anne@frommysweetheart said...

Claudia...I've yet to attempt donuts...baked or otherwise. But these look fabulous! I love those special donut pans! : )

Angie's Recipes said...

Baked donuts with ganacha...they look heavenly!

Sandra said...

And I had to open up this post of yours where the chocolate is just dripping off those mouthwatering baked donuts..Claudia you are genius! Wonderful idea, and I need something sweet right now!:))

alana said...

Those look awesome,I really want a donut right now!Thank you very much.

The Farmers Wife said...

Ok that's it... I HAVE to get one of those donut pans... I've been holding off but WOW! Those are calling my name so loud.. Yum!

My Little Space said...

I am so regret for not buying that baking tray earlier. Isn't it look great!
Kristy

Sandra said...

What a great excuse to buy a donut pan.

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

Oh Claudia, you could just POUR that gorgeous chocolate ganache icing down my throat! I can never turn down a chocolate donut and yours, well, look superb with that icing!

Magic of Spice said...

These are fantastic! Wow look at that luscious chocolate glaze...delicious!

Megan's Cookin' said...

I'd buy a pan just to make this recipe. Pinned it for when I have said pan. :) Looks scrumpdillicious!

Anonymous said...

what could you replace the beer with?

Anonymous said...

I was thinking that same thought. LOL

claudia lamascolo said...

sparkling apple juice can be replaced for the beer good questions

Pam Greer said...

I need to get me a donut pan, these look amazing! I love how decadent they are!

FoodtasticMom said...

Obviously I need to pull out my donut pan and bake a batch of these. I haven't baked donuts in a long time! Loving the chocolate ganache and sprinkles on top!

The Cupcake Chronicles said...

Baked donuts are the best! So easy! These look delicious!

Debbye said...

Oh my goodness, I would have never thought to use ganache on a donut recipe! Brilliant!

Swati Goyal said...

Omg the chocolate on top, it is making me so hungry for these donuts.I have to order this donut pan for myself. Loved the easy recipe and your presentation

Natalie said...

These donuts look absolutely amazing! I especially love the chocolate frosting! So shiny and beautiful ♥

Lisa | Garlic & Zest said...

My husband is a big fan of chocolate doughnuts and I like that these are baked instead of fried. This would be a lovely treat for Father's Day.

Carlee said...

I want to wake up to one of those! I'm a sucker for donuts... and chocolate... and sprinkles!

Gloria Duggan said...

Baked donuts are THE BEST!! So much better than fired. This is a great treat and would pair nice with my afternoon latte.

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