Death by Chocolate Donuts Recipe

Rhea Johansen • food

Dessert Recipes

Death by Chocolate Donut Recipe

Chocolate is the perfect gift. Had a bad day? Have some chocolate. It’s your friend’s birthday? Give her some chocolate. It’s Wednesday afternoon? Chocolate. See? Easy mathematics if you ask me. I personally only have chocolate on certain occasions due to the crippling migraine effects it can have on me, but the look on other people’s faces i.e. my husband’s when he eats a Reese’s peanut butter cup, is just priceless. I recently made these donuts for another chocolate obsessed friend of mine for her birthday and they were a big hit! Got 20 minutes and a handful of ingredients? Skip the store bought and impress your friends and family with your homemade donuts.

Death by Chocolate Donuts Recipe

Makes 9


  • 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup milk


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. milk
  • 2 tsp. corn syrup (optional- use more milk if you omit the syrup)
  • sprinkles for garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, sugars, vanilla, milk, and then while whisking, slowly add in the butter in a steady stream until combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until smooth.

Add the donut batter to a large ziplock or piping bag and pipe circles of batter into the prepared baking pan. Cook for 8-10 minutes until puffed up and a toothpick come out clean when inserted into the center. Carefully remove donuts from pan and allow to cool on a baking rack.

Repeat with a second 1/2 batch.

While donuts cool, prepare glaze. Whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, milk, and corn syrup is using until smooth. Dip the donuts into the glaze and then place on a large sheet of parchment paper. Add sprinkles if you are using while glaze is still wet.


Death by Chocolate Donut Recipe


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