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Chocolate Glazed Donuts

A simple vanilla baked donut base topped with a decadent chocolate ganache glaze and sprinkles.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time17 mins
0 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked donuts, Chocolate, chocolate ganache, chocolate glazed donut, Donut, donuts, sprinkles, vanilla
Servings: 6 donuts
Calories: 309kcal


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


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, 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 baked donuts will be tough.
  • Spoon or pipe 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.1g | Protein: 4.8g | Fat: 16.3g | Saturated Fat: 10.1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 17g | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 2mg