Chocolate Donut Recipe: Sweet Joy in Every Bite

Dive into chocolatey bliss with these delightfully simple homemade chocolate donuts that will make your taste buds do the cha-cha!

Craving chocolate donuts? You’ve hit the jackpot, my friend! This is your express ticket to chocolatey, doughy paradise. No fluff, just the real deal. Detailed steps included to ensure your donuts are as iconic as your dance moves in the kitchen. Ready to dive in? Let’s make some magic!


Chocolate Donut Delight

chocolate donut delight

Ever wondered if there’s magic in your kitchen? Well, there is – and it’s shaped like a donut! These chocolate donuts are a dream come true, a sweet spin on a classic that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds. Soft, moist, and oh-so-chocolaty, they’re the perfect treat for breakfast, dessert, or a sneaky midnight snack. No deep frying needed!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Cuisine Type: American
  • Cooking Method: Baking


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a donut pan with non-stick spray or butter.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Stir until well combined.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix!
  5. Fill a piping bag with the batter or use a spoon to carefully fill each donut cavity about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the donuts comes out clean.
  7. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, heating in 30-second intervals and stirring in-between, until smooth.
  9. Dip the top of each donut into the melted chocolate, letting any excess drip off. Place back on the wire rack to set.
  10. Enjoy your scrumptious chocolate donuts with a big smile on your face!


Swagger with creative flair! Swap buttermilk with almond milk for a dairy-free delight. Top your chocolicious creation with sprinkles, crushed nuts, or even a drizzle of white chocolate for a fancy twist. Want a health kick? Use whole wheat flour! Pro tip: use a toothpick to release bubbles trapped in the batter to get a flawless finish. Mix it up and make gluten-free donuts by substituting the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free blend!