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.
Baked Dark Chocolate Donuts PIN FOR LATER
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 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.
1/4 cup butter
3 ounces chocolate
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
4-5 tablespoons of warm water
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!