Baked Vanilla Donuts with Chocolate Frosting

Baked Vanilla Donuts with Chocolate Frosting start with a simple
vanilla batter. They’re baked until lightly puffy and brown then dunked
in smooth, rich chocolate!

Chocolate Glazed Baked Donuts

A couple of months ago I finally placed a big order with Amazon for some kitchen items that I had been wanting. One of the things I wanted was a donut pan. Another is a Silpat mat that you see in the photos below. Although I use the Silpat mat mostly for baking cookies, I did style photos with it this time.

Baked Donuts Chocolate Frosting

Baked Vanilla Donuts | Chocolate Frosting

The base for this vanilla donut is similar to any plain cake, muffin or waffle batter. Fill free to use this basic dough and eat them plain or top them with a simple vanilla glaze. You can also mix in 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips and leave them un-frosted!

Baked Donuts Chocolate Frosting

One thing you will want to do is put our batter into a zip top bag, snip the corner and pipe the batter into your donut pan. It makes it much less messier this way!

Also, if you don’t have a donut pan you can bake it in a muffin tin. You will need to adjust cooking time; start at 1 to 2 minutes longer and watch carefully.

Baked Donuts Chocolate Frosting

Baked Vanilla Donuts with Chocolate Frosting
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Serves: 6
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt (sour cream or buttermilk may be substituted)
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted (may substitute margarine)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup prepared chocolate cake frosting
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Combine.
  3. Add egg, yogurt, milk, butter and vanilla stir until just combined. Over-stirring will make the donut tough.
  4. Place batter in a zip-top bag. I find the easiest way, unless you have someone to help, is to put the bag in a large glass. This leaves your hands free to get all the mixture into the bag.
  5. Squeeze the air out of the bag and snip the corner.
  6. Pipe the batter evenly into the donut pan. If your pan isn't a non-stick, you'll need to spray it with no-stick spray first.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a baking rack while you prepare the frosting.
  9. Microwave frosting at 30 second intervals until smooth.
  10. Immediately dip donut in frosting, allow to cool and set. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 donuts


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  1. Oh, these look SO good! I have to pull out my donut pan and make these. Thanks for sharing and pinning!

    • Thank you Cindy. It’s the chocolate glaze, gets me every time! Thanks for visiting and sharing, have a great night!

  2. These look amazing!!! Love the vanilla AND chocolate combination. No need to choose :)

    • Thanks Zainab! It’s crazy how easy these are to make, but sooooo delicious! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Robin Bennett says:

    Yummy! I might have to try these, Paula.


  4. Paula, just had to pop back to tell you hubby said I have to make him these this weekend! :)

  5. Your donuts look fantastic! Could you please send me one :)

    • I would love to send you some and I’ll send extra for that beautiful grandbaby that I’m dying to hold!!

  6. I just ordered a doughnut pan too. I am hoping it will be here tomorrow, but I suspect Monday is more like it. I can’t believe all the wonderful doughnuts that I am seeing the fab blogger cooks are popping out. Your are a prime example. And they look like honest to goodness—emphasis on goodness—doughnuts. I simply can’t wait, but I am going to have to.

    • What I like about it is my recipe only makes 6, so I can’t over eat because I would warm donuts are my nemesis but so is warm cookies too!

  7. Baked donuts are my favorite, especially with this this vanilla flavoring. Love it!!

    • Mine too, Matt! All the pleasure and none of the guilt of regular donuts. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Gorgeous Paula! I’m sure they’re delicious too. I just bought a donut pan recently and I’m ready to get to work on the donuts. :)

    • I’ve only had my pan a couple of months too. I baked for a month before having any left after the boys devoured them to blog. They love these and they really bake quickly. Thanks for stopping by, hope you love your pan too!

  9. well there goes my granola :) these look to die for Paula

    • lol! Heather, I know, I do love granola though, but compared to donuts…you know! Have a great weekend!

  10. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    I’ve been on a donut kick lately … these sound wonderful, Paula!

  11. These donuts look perfect! I am obsessed with my donut pan – can’t wait to try you recipe. The chocolate frosting looks amazing!

    • Thanks so much, Cate. I love making these as well, by 2 boys love them too, most of the time they eat them before I have the chance to photograph! I think I should get another pan.

  12. Those donuts look great! I haven’t had donuts for quite a long time and I’m missing those now!

  13. I love these photos Paula! They are amazing. And these donuts are making my stomach growl! I need to get a donut pan asap! Pinned :)

    • I love it too, you should totally get one. I’ve made tons of donuts since I got it, but finally had to make some when the boys were at school so I could blog them! Thanks for your sweet words.

  14. Oh my word, these donuts look phenomenal Paula! I love baked donuts and these chocolate frosted ones are totally calling my name! Love how fluffy and pillowy the donuts look – pinning :)


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