Chocolate Doughnuts

Chocolate Doughnuts

5 from 1 vote
Indulge in the chocolatey pleasure of these homemade chocolate doughnuts. These delicious chocolate doughnuts, topped with a dark chocolate glaze and sprinkles, are the ideal treat for any chocolate fan.
Chocolate Doughnuts

These delicious chocolate doughnuts are a sweet and indulgent treat that are perfect for any time of day.

Making homemade chocolate doughnuts may appear to be a difficult process, but my recipe will make all the effort worthwhile.

The cocoa powder gives these chocolate doughnuts their rich chocolate flavour. To get a beautifully rich and chocolatey flavour, use a high-quality Dutch processed cocoa powder.

Now, unlike other doughs, when working with doughnut dough, it is critical not to overwork it. Overworking the dough will result in tough and dry doughnuts and no one wants that.

To make the doughnuts, simply combine the ingredients until just incorporated and then stop mixing. The dough should be slightly sticky and soft.

You need to allow the dough to rest after it has been shaped. This allows the gluten to relax, making the dough simpler to work with and producing fluffier and puffier doughnuts.

Once the dough has formed cover the dough with a towel and set it aside for at least 10 minutes before using it to form doughnuts.

It is vital that the doughnuts are fried at the proper temperature. If the oil is excessively hot, the doughnuts will overcook on the exterior while remaining undercooked on the interior.

If the oil is too cold, the doughnuts will absorb too much oil and become greasy. The recommended temperature for frying doughnuts is 350°F (170°C).

I have used a dark chocolate glaze for this doughnut recipe. The glaze is used to enhance the chocolate flavour in this recipe.

These doughnuts can be customised by applying various toppings. Toppings like as sprinkles, almonds, or chocolate chips are delicious.

It is critical to apply the toppings while the chocolate glaze is still wet since this allows the toppings to fully set.

These chocolate doughnuts are incredibly simple to make and are delightfully chocolatey, soft, and fluffy.

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Chocolate Doughnuts

Chocolate Doughnuts

by Nabeela Kauser
Indulge in the chocolatey pleasure of these homemade chocolate doughnuts. These delicious chocolate doughnuts, topped with a dark chocolate glaze and sprinkles, are the ideal treat for any chocolate fan.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British, Western
Servings 12
Calories 278 kcal


For the Doughnuts:

For the Glaze:

  • 100 g Dark Chocolate Chopped
  • 50 ml Double Cream
  • Sprinkles To decorate


  • Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and caster sugar in a mixing bowl. Whisk the dry ingredients together.
  • In another bowl, lightly beat the eggs, then add milk, vanilla extract, and melted butter to the mixture.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Avoid overmixing.
  • Cover the bowl with clingfilm and let the mixture rest for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan over medium heat until it reaches 170°C.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop or two tablespoons, drop spoonfuls of the mixture into the hot oil, frying 2-3 doughnuts at a time. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
  • Remove the doughnuts from the oil using a slotted spoon and let them drain on a wire rack lined with paper towels.
  • Melt dark chocolate and double cream together in a heatproof bowl using either a microwave or a pan of simmering water. Stir until the mixture is smooth.
  • Dip each doughnut into the chocolate glaze and add sprinkles for decoration.
  • Leave the doughnuts to set for 10 minutes before serving.


Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 278kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 4gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 244mgPotassium: 137mgFiber: 2gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 224IUVitamin C: 0.1mgVitamin D: 0.4µgCalcium: 91mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate, Comfort Food, Dessert, Donuts, Food, Kids Snacks, Party Food, Recipe, Snack
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