Baked Chocolate Old Fashioned Doughnuts

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baked, not fried, but still delicious

Chocolate Old Fashioned Doughnuts

Glazed Chocolate Old Fashioned Doughnuts


I’ve never tried to hide the fact that I LOVE doughnuts.

I love them SO much.

Especially a glazed old fashioned.

I try not to think about them, and then when my dad was visiting last week, he surprised the kids with doughnuts for breakfast.


Glazed Chocolate Old Fashioned Doughnuts


Now I know some of you are strong, and can sip happily on your green smoothie while watching others enjoy delicious, sticky, sweet, fried dough. Hooray for you. I am not that person. If I see them, I must eat them. Just staring at that pink bakery box is enough to get my stomach growling.

I enjoyed my glazed old fashioned with just a hint of guilt, but unfortunately have been thinking about it ever since.

I could have made these glazed copycat krispy kreme doughnuts, but I really was not in the mood to fry {de-greasing the kitchen was not how I wanted to spend my night}

So I decided to try and make old fashioned {my favorite}  in a baked version, and then I made them chocolate just cause, and of course they had to get a glaze bath.


Baked Chocolate Old Fashioned Dooughnuts


You don’t need to tell me they don’t taste exactly the the real deal, I’m well aware of that, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t delicious.

They are, and because they’re baked and not fried, my fitbit doesn’t hate me.


Baked Chocolate Old Fashioned Doughnuts


  • 1 1/4 cups flour {I used King Arthur AP flour}
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp butter {melted}
  • For the Glaze -
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 3 - 4 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla


  • combine all of the dry ingredients
  • whisk together buttermilk, egg, and butter
  • add to the dry ingredients, and combine
  • knead a few times on a well floured surface
  • roll to about 1/4 inch
  • cut using a doughnut cutter
  • place on a lined baking sheet {use one for the doughnuts and another for the doughnut holes}
  • bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven - 10 minutes for the doughnuts {4 -5 minutes for the doughnut holes}
  • make the glaze while the doughnuts are baking
  • whisk together the powdered sugar, 3 Tbsp buttermilk, and the vanilla - adding more milk 1 tsp at a time until you have the desired consistency
  • cool slightly before glazing
  • allow the glaze to dry completely before storing in an airtight container


For the doughnuts you can substitute yogurt or sour cream for the buttermilk, or make your own buttermilk  and you can also use milk or cream for the glaze, whichever you prefer and have on hand.

I made 12  doughnuts with 12 doughnut holes, but you could simply roll the dough into balls  to make doughnut holes if you don’t have  doughnut cutter {but I do love my doughnut cutter and it was super cheap}

You could even thin the batter just a bit by using more milk/sour cream/ or yogurt and pour  into muffin tins to make doughnut muffins {bake for 20 minutes}


Glazed Chocolate Old Fashioned Doughnuts {Baked}