Make Ahead

Baked Chocolate Donut Holes

June  4, 2014
0 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
  • Makes about 2 dozen donut holes
Author Notes

Baked chocolate donut holes with chocolate glaze to boot. Coffee's best friend. —Erin Jeanne McDowell

What You'll Need
  • For the donut holes:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pint salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the chocolate glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk, or more as needed
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, and brown sugar together to combine.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg, butter, and vanilla to combine. Add it to the dry ingredients and mix until the batter is smooth.
  3. Pour batter into donut hole molds, filling each hole 2/3 of the way. Attach the top of the pan, and bake in a 350° F oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 12 to 14 minutes.
  4. Cool 10 minutes inside the pan, then unmold and cool completely.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk the glaze ingredients together to combine. Dip the donuts in the glaze to coat, and then let set for 5 to 10 minutes.

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  • Amanda Litherland
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I always have three kinds of hot sauce in my purse. I have a soft spot for making people their favorite dessert, especially if it's wrapped in a pastry crust. My newest cookbook, Savory Baking, came out in Fall of 2022 - is full of recipes to translate a love of baking into recipes for breakfast, dinner, and everything in between!

5 Reviews

Lacesq June 14, 2020
Typical absent editor on Food 52
Amanda L. January 25, 2015
A pint of salt? You need to get your editor on this. Steps are also missing!
Kris January 23, 2015
Is the batter thin? Is it possible to make this without the moulds?
Regine June 5, 2014
Yeah. Steps r missing.
Beth100 June 4, 2014
Hmm...think a step or two are missing.