Chocolate Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze and Strawberries

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Forget chocolate-covered strawberries, try chocolate-covered donuts WITH strawberries on top! These light, cake-y chocolate donuts are topped with a gorgeous deep glaze, and sprinkled with pops of pink and red (the strawberries!) This is an easy recipe that delivers a delicious showstopper. Just in time for Valentine’s Day… But also ideal any time of year.

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Chocolate Baked Donuts with Chocolate Glaze and Strawberries

by Alyssa Noui

makes 10-12 donuts





1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 large egg

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, browned

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Chocolate Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

3 tablespoons unsweetened coca powder

pinch of salt

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 tablespoons milk


1/2 cup freeze dried strawberries, crumbled


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Spray 1 or 2 donut pans with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and brown sugar.
  3. In a smaller bowl, whisk together buttermilk, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the dry and gently fold until all of the ingredients are incorporated, scraping the bottom of the bowl thoroughly.
  5. Pour batter into a gallon ziplock bag. Twist the top to create a piping bag and snip half an inch from the tip. Pipe the donut pans 2/3 full. You can also use spoons to fill the pan.
  6. Bake donuts 11-13 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for five minutes before inverting onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Repeat if only using one donut pan.


Make the glaze:

  1. Whisk together powdered sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Add 2 tablespoons of milk and whisk thoroughly.  Add milk 1 teaspoon at a time, whisking thoroughly until thick but still pourable.



  1. Once the donuts are completely cooled, dip or pour glaze over the the donut. Return to wire rack and sprinkle with crumbled strawberries. Let harden 5-10 minutes. Enjoy within two days.

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