Chocolate Dipped Doughnuts
Chocolate Dipped Doughnuts
5 from 5 votes
Satisfy your sweet cravings with our delectable chocolate dipped doughnuts with Rainbow Sprinkles recipe. Indulge in the classic fluffy doughnut texture combined with rich dark chocolate and whimsical sprinkles. A joy to bake and a treat to eat! 
Chocolate Dipped Doughnuts

Dive into the delightful world of homemade treats with these irresistible Chocolate Dipped Doughnuts. Originating from the beloved tradition of doughnut making, these sweet treats have been elevated with a luxurious chocolate glaze, adding an extra layer of indulgence to every bite.

While doughnuts may seem like a daunting endeavor, fear not, as this recipe is crafted with simplicity in mind, perfect for both novice and seasoned bakers alike.

Crafted with a combination of simple pantry staples such as flour, sugar, and eggs, these doughnuts come together with ease, promising a soft and pillowy texture with each bite. The dough is infused with a hint of vanilla extract, adding a subtle depth of flavor that perfectly complements the rich chocolate glaze.

Frying to golden perfection, these doughnuts are then dipped in a luscious chocolate glaze, made with dark chocolate, butter, milk, and golden syrup, resulting in a glossy finish that’s as visually enticing as it is delicious.

Topped with a sprinkle of chocolate or rainbow sprinkles, these chocolate dipped doughnuts are a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. Indulge in the joy of homemade baking with these Chocolate Dipped Doughnuts, a delightful treat that’s sure to brighten any occasion.

Expert Tip: Ensure the oil is at the correct temperature (around 180°C) before frying the doughnuts to ensure they cook evenly and achieve a golden-brown exterior.


Strong White Bread Flour: This forms the base of the dough and provides structure and texture to the doughnuts. It creates a sturdy yet tender crumb.

Caster Sugar: Adds sweetness to the doughnuts, balancing out the flavors and enhancing the overall taste.

Salt: Helps to enhance the flavor of the doughnuts and balances the sweetness of the other ingredients.

Vanilla Extract: Infuses the dough with a subtle yet aromatic flavor, adding depth and complexity to the taste.

Instant Yeast: Acts as a leavening agent, helping the doughnuts to rise and achieve a light and airy texture.

Butter (Unsalted): Adds richness and moisture to the dough, resulting in a tender crumb and buttery flavor.

Milk: Provides moisture to the dough and helps to create a soft and supple texture.

Eggs: Bind the dough together and add richness and structure to the final product.

Dark Chocolate: Melts into a rich and velvety glaze, adding a deep chocolate flavor and luxurious texture.

Butter (Unsalted): Incorporates richness and helps to achieve a smooth and glossy consistency in the glaze.

Milk: Thins out the glaze slightly, making it easier to coat the doughnuts evenly.

Golden Syrup: Adds a touch of sweetness and helps to create a shiny finish on the glaze.

Chocolate or Rainbow Sprinkles: Adds a festive and colorful touch to the finished doughnuts, enhancing their visual appeal.

Expert Tip: Allow the doughnuts to rest and rise properly before frying to ensure they puff up and have a light and airy texture.

Serving Suggestions

  • Enjoy these Chocolate Dipped Doughnuts as a delightful breakfast treat alongside a piping hot cup of coffee or your favorite morning beverage.
  • Serve these decadent doughnuts as a sweet indulgence at brunch gatherings or weekend family breakfasts.
  • Create a DIY doughnut bar for special occasions or parties, allowing guests to customize their doughnuts with an array of toppings such as chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or colorful sprinkles.
  • Pair these chocolate dipped delights with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream for a heavenly dessert experience.
  • Pack these homemade doughnuts in a decorative box or tin to give as a thoughtful homemade gift for friends and loved ones on special occasions or holidays.

Expert Tip: For a smoother glaze, ensure the chocolate is fully melted and the butter is incorporated gradually while the mixture is still warm.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do these Chocolate Dipped Doughnuts stay fresh?

These doughnuts are best enjoyed fresh on the day they are made. However, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1-2 days. To refresh, you can briefly reheat them in the oven or microwave before serving.

Can I make these doughnuts ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the dough ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight for convenience. Simply allow the dough to come to room temperature before shaping and frying the doughnuts. You can also freeze the shaped doughnuts for up to 1 month. Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight before frying.

Can I bake these doughnuts instead of frying them?

While this recipe is specifically designed for frying, you can experiment with baking the doughnuts for a healthier alternative. However, keep in mind that the texture and flavor may differ slightly from the traditional fried version.

Can I use different types of chocolate for the glaze?

Absolutely! Feel free to use milk chocolate or white chocolate for the glaze if you prefer. You can also add flavorings such as espresso powder or orange zest for a unique twist.

Can I omit the sprinkles or use a different topping?

Yes, you can customize the toppings to suit your preference. Omit the sprinkles altogether or try topping the doughnuts with crushed nuts, shredded coconut, or a drizzle of caramel or raspberry sauce for variety.

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Chocolate Dipped Doughnuts

Chocolate Dipped Doughnuts

by Nabeela Kauser
Satisfy your sweet cravings with my lovely chocolate dipped doughnuts with Rainbow Sprinkles recipe. Indulge in the classic fluffy doughnut texture combined with rich dark chocolate and whimsical sprinkles.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Western
Servings 10
Calories 285 kcal



  • 250 g Strong White Bread Flour
  • 50 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 7 g Instant Yeast 1 Sachet
  • 70 g Butter Unsalted
  • 75 ml Milk
  • 2 Eggs


  • 100 g Dark Chocolate
  • 30 g Butter Unsalted
  • 1 tbsp Milk
  • 1 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 50 g Chocolate or Rainbow Sprinkles


For the doughnuts

  • Add the flour, sugar, yeast and 1 tsp salt in the bowl and mix until combined.
  • Then gradually add the egg, milk and butter.
  • Gently mix until the dough comes together. The dough should become soft, elastic and sticky. (See Note 1)
  • Knead until you get a smooth dough.
  • Transfer the dough into lightly greased bowl.
  • Cover and leave to rise in a warm place for 1-2 hours or until doubled in size.
  • Place the dough on a floured worktop and roll out into 1/2 inch thick sheet
  • Cut the dough using a doughnut cutter. (See Note 2)
  • Set the doughnuts aside on parchment paper. (See Note 3)
  • Cover and let the doughnuts rest for 30-60 minutes, until the doughnuts have increased in sized.
  • In a large separate deep pan, heat the oil to 180°C.
  • Gently put the doughnuts into the pan, make sure not to overcrowd.
  • Fry for about 3 minutes until puffed and golden.
  • Flip them over gently and fry for another minute or 2. You will need to hold them down with a spoon as they begin to float.
  • Remove from the oil and drain them

For the glaze

  • Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
  • Remove from the heat and gradually add the butter, milk and golden syrup, incorporating fully after each addition.
  • While still warm, dip the doughnuts in the glaze to coat the top.
  • Transfer to a plate and sprinkle over the chocolate or rainbow sprinkles.
  • Leave to set and then serve.


Note 1 – If the dough is too sticky, you can add a little more flour.
Note 2 – Dip the cutter into flour in between cuts, so the dough doesn’t stick to the cutter.
Note 3 – Leave some space in between the doughnuts, the doughnuts will rise and you don’t want them to stick together.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 6gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 324mgPotassium: 124mgFibre: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 314IUVitamin C: 0.1mgVitamin D: 0.3µgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate, Comfort Food, Cooking, Donuts, Doughnuts, Food, Party Food, Recipe
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