Chocolate-Glazed Baked Vanilla Donuts

No one who frequents my blog is a stranger to baked donuts. I have quite a few recipes for them simply because they make me happy and they make y’all happy. Baked donuts are incredibly easy, healthier than the fried version, and so versatile. I’d recommend anyone wading their feet into the baking world starts with baked donuts. I decided to add more classic flavor combinations to my baked donut recipe box, so I whipped up a batch of Chocolate-Glazed Baked Vanilla Donuts.

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These donuts have a simple vanilla base with a decadent chocolate ganache glaze. I topped them with sprinkles because we all know I am a sprinkle lover. Vanilla, chocolate, and sprinkles all in one bite. These donuts are everything.

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You can find my other donut recipes here! You’re going to need a mold for these donuts. I HIGHLY recommend these silicone molds. They’re inexpensive and great quality. I prefer silicone over metal because it makes it so much easier to get the donuts out of the molds and they’re really easy to clean without worrying about them rusting.

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Chocolate-Glazed Baked Vanilla Donuts

A simple vanilla baked donut base topped with a decadent chocolate ganache glaze and sprinkles.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked donuts, Chocolate, chocolate ganache, Donut, donuts, sprinkles, vanilla
Servings: 6 donuts

Ingredients

For Donuts:

  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (107 grams) light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (114 grams) full-fat sour cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For Ganache:

  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup (56 grams) chocolate chips
  • sprinkles as needed

Instructions

For Donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray your donut mold with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, light brown sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients together. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  • Spoon the batter into the donut pan. Bake the donuts into the pre-heated oven and bake for 15-17 minutes or until they spring back when lightly pressed.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove from pan and allow to cool completely before glazing.

For Ganache:

  • In a small saucepan heat the heavy cream over medium heat.
  • When the cream comes to a light boil turn off the heat and add the chocolate chips. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Use a whisk to slowly stir the ingredients together until the chocolate is fully melted.
  • Dip the tops of each donut into the ganache. Add sprinkles, if desired.

Chocolate-Glazed Baked Vanilla Donuts

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray your donut mold (I use this one) with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, light brown sugar, salt, and baking powder.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients, make sure the melted butter has cooled or it will curdle the sour cream and cook the egg. Gently fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they are well combined. The dough will be much thicker than you think it will be, so don’t be alarmed. Also, be sure not to overmix your dough or your donuts will be tough.
  4. Next, you will spoon the batter into your molds and fill them up to the top. If you’re using a silicone mold, place it on a cookie sheet before you put them in the oven, this will make it easier to get them in and out of the oven.
  5. Place your donuts in the pre-heated oven. They usually take about 15-17 minutes to bake, but I started checking them around 10 minutes to see if the pan needs to be turned. You’ll know they are finished when you lightly press on a donut and it springs back.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool in the molds until cool enough to remove. Then cool completely before glazing.
Chocolate Ganache
  1. In a small saucepan heat the heavy cream over low heat until lightly boiling.
  2. Remove the pan from heat and add the chocolate chips. Allow to sit for five minutes.
  3. Use a whisk to slowly stir the mixture together until everything is melted and fully incorporated.
  4. Dip the top of each donut into the ganache. Top with sprinkles, if desired.

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