Baked Donuts with Chocolate Fudge Glaze


Breakfast & Brunch High Altitude No Seed Oils | Published March 2, 2023 by Mimi Council

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This classic vanilla baked donut is topped with a chocolate fudge glaze and any toppings you want! These easy homemade baked donuts are the perfect weekend bake!

If you are looking for more easy homemade baked donuts, check out my Double Chocolate Baked Donuts, Carrot Cake Baked Donuts, or my Strawberry Glazed Baked Donuts.

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These easy homemade baked donuts make it easy to have donuts on a weekend morning. I love baked donuts because they come together quick and easily, making these Baked Donuts with Chocolate Fudge Glaze the best weekend breakfast!

For the glaze, I use King’s Cupboard Organic Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce, making these donuts very easy to make! I add toppings like mini chocolate chips, nuts, and sprinkles — you can top these Baked Donuts with Chocolate Fudge Glaze with anything you like!

Why You'll Love This Recipe

Indulgent Flavor: These Baked Donuts with Chocolate Fudge Glaze offer a rich and decadent experience, with the deep, velvety chocolate glaze providing a perfect contrast to the light and airy baked donuts.

Healthier Alternative: Since these donuts are baked rather than fried, they contain less oil and fewer calories, allowing you to enjoy a delicious treat without the guilt, making them a healthier option for satisfying your sweet tooth.

Easy to Make: Baked donuts are easy and straightforward to prepare at home, and the addition of a luscious chocolate fudge glaze adds an indulgence that is incredibly easy as I'm just using my favorite organic fudge sauce!

baked donuts with chocolate fudge glaze

Ingredients

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour

Costco Kirkland Organic Cane Sugar

Frontier Co-Op Organic Nutmeg

Organic Valley Large Eggs

Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream

Stoneyfield Organic Greek Vanilla Yogurt

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Simply Organic Vanilla Extract

Field Day Organic Canola Oil Cooking Spray

King's Cupboard Organic Hot Fudge Sauce

Nuts.com Organic Mini Chocolate Chips

ColorKitchen Nonpareils

India Tree Nature’s Colors Carnival Mix Sprinkles

baked donuts with chocolate fudge glaze

Tools Needed

Digital Food Scale

Donut Pans

Piping Bags (you can do without, but it's easier)

Stand Mixer (or hand mixer or a bowl with a wooden spoon will also work!)

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baked donuts with chocolate fudge glaze

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Step 2

To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, cane sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and sea salt and mix together to combine. Add the egg, heavy whipping cream, yogurt, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined into a thick batter. Transfer the batter to a piping bag.

Step 3

Spray the donut pans with cooking spray. Pipe the batter into the pans, or if you don’t want to pipe, you can also just spoon it into the pans too!

Step 4

Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pans. (If you're baking at high altitude, be sure to check the Notes at the bottom of the recipe for high altitude baking instructions).

Step 5

Microwave the hot fudge sauce for 30 seconds, or until it is warm and fudgy. Dip the donuts into the hot fudge sauce or use a butte knife to glaze them. Top with nuts, rainbow sprinkles, or chocolate sprinkles, or you can leave them plain!

baked donuts with chocolate fudge glaze

Topping Ideas

  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Chopped Peanuts
  • Chopped Walnuts
  • Freeze Dried Strawberries, Blueberries, or Raspberries
  • Fresh Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, or Blueberries
  • Drizzle of Caramel Sauce
  • Drizzle of White Chocolate
baked donuts with chocolate fudge glaze

Easy Substitutions

  • You don't need a mixer for this recipe, you can use your stand mixer like I do, a hand mixer, or even just a bowl with a whisk.
  • I top these with King's Cupboard Hot Fudge Sauce for ease, but you can use a homemade chocolate glaze or chocolate icing instead as well.
  • If you don't have cooking spray, you can grease the donuts pans with butter. But, I find the spray just works better for donuts!
  • You can use plain or vanilla yogurt in place of Greek yogurt if that's all you have.
  • If you don't have piping bags you can just spoon the batter into the donut pans as well.
  • If you don't want seed oils, be sure to omit the sprinkles from your toppings.
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FAQ's

Can I make these ahead of time?

Yes, you can make these donuts ahead of time. Just be sure to store them in an airtight container or in a cake dome!

How should I store these?

These do need to be stored in an airtight container because they are a baked cake donut. You can use a Tupperware, but a cake dome is a really great option for this!

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baked donuts with chocolate fudge glaze

Baked Donuts with Chocolate Fudge Glaze

Mimi Council
These donuts are light and fluffy, baked to golden perfection without the need for deep frying, which makes them a healthier alternative to traditional donuts. Easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy, these baked donuts are perfect for any occasion, from breakfast to dessert!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Makes 12 donuts
Calories 265 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

Batter

Glaze

  • King Cupboard’s Organic Hot Fudge Sauce

Toppings

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • To make the batter: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, cane sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, and sea salt and mix together to combine.
  • Add the egg, heavy whipping cream, yogurt, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix on low until combined into a thick batter. Transfer the batter to a piping bag.
  • Spray the donut pans with cooking spray. Pipe the batter into the pans, or if you don’t want to pipe, you can also just spoon it into the pans too!
  • Bake for 10 to 14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in the pans.
  • Microwave the hot fudge sauce for 30 seconds, or until it is warm and fudgy.
  • Dip the donuts into the hot fudge sauce or use a butte knife to glaze them.
  • Top with nuts, rainbow sprinkles, or chocolate sprinkles, or you can leave them plain!
  • Store in an airtight container for up 3 days.

Notes

High Altitude — Bake at 400°F for 8 to 12 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 179mgPotassium: 58mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 488IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg
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