FlourChild's Recipes

Chocolate Fudge Cake Donuts

Categories: Breakfast  
Submitted by:Bethany Meierdiercks
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 15 min
Total time: 35 min

Makes about 12 donuts (or 6 donuts and 18 mini donuts)


2/3 cupcocoa powder
1 3/4 cupall purpose flour
1 1/4 cupbrown sugar
1 tspbaking powder
1 tspbaking soda
3/4 tspsalt
1 cupchocolate chips
2 lgeggs, room temperature
1/3 cupvegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease the wells of two standard doughnut pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
  3. In a large measuring cup or medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and vinegar. You may notice some curdling of the milk; that’s OK.
  4. Add the wet ingredients, along with the vegetable oil, to the dry ingredients, stirring to blend; there's no need to beat the batter, just make sure everything is well-combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan(s), filling them between 3/4 and full.
  6. Bake the doughnuts for 12 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean.
  7. Remove the doughnuts from the oven, and after 30 seconds or so, loosen their edges and turn the pan upside down over a rack. Gently let the doughnuts fall onto the rack. If they seem to be sticking (see "tips," below), use a nylon spatula to gently pry under their edges and loosen them underneath.
  8. For sugar-coated doughnuts, immediately shake the doughnuts in 1 tablespoon granulated sugar; add 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder to the sugar for an additional touch of chocolate.


Can sub 8 melted tbsp butter for vegetable oil.

For a chocolate icing: 1 cup chocolate chips and 4 tbsp milk
To make the icing, combine the chocolate chips and milk or half & half in a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup. Heat until the half & half is steaming and starting to bubble.Remove from the microwave, and stir until the chips have melted and the icing is smooth. Allow the donut to cool completely before icing - Dip the top of each doughnut in the icing; or spread icing on the doughnuts.