Baked Chocolate Doughnuts

Chocolate chip and vanilla doughnuts, topped with a dark chocolate ganache and chocolate sprinkles.


One of my Christmas presents I have been itching to use is my baked doughnut kit, which came with some nice silicone moulds for making doughnuts in the oven rather than frying them!

Although I love making doughnuts the traditional way with bread dough, it does take quite a lot of time, and it’s harder to add fruit prices etc. so I really wanted to give the baked variety a go!


I decided to start with a basic recipe as I have never baked them before, so I used this Lakeland recipe, and added milk chocolate chips and a chocolate icing.


The doughnuts were super easy to make as the batter was a lot like a muffin mix and baking them was really really easy. They we’re really fun to ice and decorate too, so I can’t wait to try some more flavours!

I will be bringing these delicious doughnuts to Fiesta Friday #104 this week hosted by Angie and co-hosted by Mila @ milkandbunand Hilda @ Along The Grapevine. Happy Friday!

Variations: You could use white chocolate ganache instead of dark for a sweeter finish. You could also add some orange juice and zest to the doughnuts to make chocolate orange flavour.


Ingredients: Makes 8-10 large doughnuts

  • 225g self raising flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 100g milk chocolate chips
  • 175g milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 75ml double cream




To Make: 

Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a doughnut pan, or silicone moulds.

Combine the flour, sugar, salt  and chocolate chips in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, olive oil and vanilla extract.


Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix to combine to a loose batter.


Spoon into the doughnut cases until 2-3 full.


Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes until cooked through and golden brown.


Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Melt the cream and chocolate together in the microwave for 30 sends at a time, until smooth and glossy.

Dip each doughnut into the ganache, smooth over and scatter over the chocolate sprinkles or hundreds and thousands.


Serve and enjoy!





18 thoughts on “Baked Chocolate Doughnuts”

  1. These look every bit as good as the fried ones, and much easier and lighter to eat. I imagine we’ll be seeing a lot more of this baked variety now that you have brought them to our attention. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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