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Baked Chocolate Donut Recipe with Raspberry Frosting

Baked Chocolate Donut Recipe with Raspberry Frosting

This baked chocolate donut recipe is a delicious treat that you can make at home. Learn how to make these donuts from scratch with our easy instructions, then frost them with a raspberry buttercream and enjoy!

Looking for a delicious and easy baked chocolate donut recipe? This one is perfect for a chocolate lover! The sweet raspberry frosting is the perfect finishing touch that will make your taste buds tingle.

Baked chocolate donuts are the best with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee. These light and fluffy donuts have a nice crispy top layer. Perfect for when a chocolate craving hits and just like what you’d get at your local donut shop!

baked chocolate donuts

“Baked Donuts” are exactly what they sound like – similar to a deep fried donut that has been baked instead of being fried in oil.

The perfect treat for breakfast, dessert or a school snack, this easy donut recipe is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth with simple ingredients!

Making homemade chocolate donuts is so easy to follow, even novice bakers will be able to make these tasty treats.

This recipe uses a boxed cake mix which provides all the ingredients necessary for a successful donut recipe with little fuss. 

baked chocolate donuts
baked chocolate donuts

How to Make Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts 

This recipe makes a dozen donuts.

baked chocolate donuts

INGREDIENTS

baked chocolate donuts

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork or potato masher.

baked chocolate donuts

Stir in the dry chocolate cake mix until just combined. Gently fold the chocolate chips into the batter.

Spray the doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Pour the donut batter into a large ziploc bag or a large piping bag with a large round tip. Cut the tip off of one corner of the bag and pipe the batter into each of the donut cavities about ⅔ full.

baked chocolate donuts

Bake in the preheated oven for a cooking time of 7-8 minutes, or until the donuts are cooked through and a toothpick inserted in the donut comes out clean.

Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

For best results, add the frosting to a microwave safe bowl and mix in the jam. Warm in the microwave for 10-20 seconds for a runny consistency to make dipping easier.

baked chocolate donuts

Dunk each donut upside down into the frosting and return to the cooling rack right-side up. Add the colorful sprinkles to the tops of the donuts before the frosting sets. 

Allow frosting to fully set before serving your delicious treats.

baked chocolate donuts
baked chocolate donuts

SUBSTITUTIONS 

  • 2 cups of applesauce can be substituted for the bananas.
  • Substitute the frosting with chocolate buttercream for a double dose of chocolate or vanilla buttercream.
  • Experiment with other cake flavors like strawberry or vanilla.
  • For a delicious sweet glaze recipe, try mixing together 1 cup of confectioners’ sugar with 2 tablespoons of milk and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
baked chocolate donuts

How to Store Your Homemade Donuts 

Store in an airtight container for up to 1-2 days at room temperature, or 5-7 days in the refrigerator.

Give this recipe a try today, you won’t regret it.

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baked chocolate donuts
baked chocolate donuts
baked chocolate donut recipe

Baked Chocolate Donut Recipe with Raspberry Frosting

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
This baked chocolate donut recipe is a delicious treat that you can make at home. Learn how to make these donuts from scratch with our easy instructions, then frost them with a raspberry buttercream and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, dry
  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas*
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 16 oz container vanilla frosting
  • ½ cup raspberry jam (use seedless)

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and grease a donut baking pan, set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork or potato masher.

Stir in the dry chocolate cake mix until just combined. Gently fold the chocolate chips into the batter.

Pour the mixture into a large ziploc bag. Cut the tip off of one corner of the bag and pipe the batter into each donut cavity about ⅔ full.

Bake in the preheated oven for 7-8 minutes, or until the donuts are cooked through and a toothpick inserted in the donut comes out clean.

Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Add the frosting and jam to a microwave safe bowl and warm in the microwave for 10-20 seconds for a runny consistency to make dipping easier.

Dunk each donut upside down into the frosting and return to the cooling rack right-side up. Add the sprinkles on top of the donuts before the frosting sets. 

Allow frosting to fully set before serving, enjoy!

Notes

2 cups of applesauce can be substituted for the bananas.

Store in an airtight container for up to 1-2 day at room temperature, or 5-7 days in the refrigerator.

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