Glazed Chocolate Donut Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 18 mini
  • Donuts
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup plus 1TBS sour cream
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder (I like Hershey for this)
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Optional ⅓ cup mini chocolate chips
  • Glaze
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine egg, sour cream, milk, oil, sugar, and vanilla.
  2. Mix well until incorporated.
  3. Add in flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder and stir until incorporated.
  4. Add in chocolate chips if using.
  5. Grease your mini or regular sized donut pan well. If you don't have a donut pan, use a mini cupcake pan. Same taste just no hole. Grease it well.
  6. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes for mini donut pan or mini cupcake pan and 10-12 minutes for a larger donut pan. or until a toothpick inserted comes out not wet.
  7. Allow donuts to cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Flip them out onto a wire rack or pastry board. Allow them to cool.
  9. Make glaze by combining powdered sugar, milk and vanilla and mixing until smooth.
  10. I like to divide my glaze, one for the first dunk and one for the second dunk...So no crumbs are in the 2nd dunk.
  11. Dunk each donut in the glaze, place on a wire rack for them to set. Once they are dry (first dunk gets mostly absorbed) dunk them a second time and allow that glaze to dry.
  12. Enjoy that day or the next.
Feel free to add chocolate chips in or not, if adding mini chips, add more. If adding full-size chips, add less.

Do not overfill the donut pans. This batter will rise up. If you fill more than half-way you will cover the hole after they bake up.

Sometimes I add cinnamon or even some Cayenne pepper in for a different flavor. My husband and I are smitten with spice in chocolate!
Recipe by Souffle Bombay at