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Glazed Chocolate Donut Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 18 mini
Author: Colleen Kennedy


  • Donuts
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup plus 1TBS sour cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder I like Hershey for this
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Optional 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Glaze
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • In a mixing bowl, combine egg, sour cream, milk, oil, sugar, and vanilla.
  • Mix well until incorporated.
  • Add in flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder and stir until incorporated.
  • Add in chocolate chips if using.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Allow donuts to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Flip them out onto a wire rack or pastry board. Allow them to cool.
  • Make <g class="gr_ gr_156 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins doubleReplace replaceWithoutSep" id="156" data-gr-id="156">glaze</g> by combining powdered sugar, milk and vanilla and mixing until smooth.
  • 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.
  • Dunk each donut in the glaze, place on a wire rack for them to set. Once they are dry (<g class="gr_ gr_171 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar only-ins replaceWithoutSep" id="171" data-gr-id="171">first</g> dunk gets mostly absorbed) dunk them a second time and allow that glaze to dry.
  • 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!