Easy Double Chocolate Glazed Cake Donuts

Making cake donuts is as easy as making brownies or cupcakes. We start with a batter and put them in donut pans and then bake in the oven. These aren’t traditional deep-dried donuts so they will have a different texture and taste so they are more like cake donuts. Whether you call them donuts or doughnuts, they are still fun to make and fun to eat. We use a baking mix and Devil’s food cake mix to make ours but you can also make cake donuts from scratch. Let us know if you have a favorite way to make cake donuts.

Easy Baked Double Chocolate Cake Glazed Donuts

How to Make Double Chocolate Cake Donuts

Our recipe makes 10 to 12 cake donuts

Supplies Needed

  • donut pan
  • cake icing spatula
  • Large bowl (for donut batter)
  • small bowl (for glaze)
  • large mixing spoons
  • Cooking spray oil (to grease the pan)

Cake Donut Ingredients:

We actually used Stonewall Kitchen’s Donut mix to make our donuts but you can use this simple recipe below as well to achieve the same type of cake donuts.

  • Devil’s Food Cake Mix (15 oz box)
  • 1 cup Baking Mix (Bisquick or Jiffy Mix)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Donut Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chocolate frosting
  • 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon water

Cake Donut Directions:

Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a doughnut pan with cooking spray oil.

In a large bowl, mix cake mix, baking mix, sugar and salt. Stir in milk and eggs. Mix everything until well combine.

How to Make Chocolate Iced Donuts

Use a piping bag or a spoon to fill each doughnut cup about half full to 3/4 full making sure the center is clear. Remember that the donut dough will rise up as they bake so you want to allow room so don’t overfill it.

How to Make Chocolate Iced Donuts

Bake until doughnuts spring back when touched, about 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool slightly for about 10 minutes before removing from pan. When they come hot out of the oven they will look similar to brownies.

How to Make Chocolate Iced Donuts

While the doughnuts are cooling, stir in frosting and water in a small bowl. We used a cake icing spatula to spread the sweet chocolate icing glaze on top of the chocolate donuts.

How to Make Chocolate Iced Donuts

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  1. jennifer Etheridge says:

    These look amazing. Was wondering about the pan. Then clicked the link. This is awesome. Thanks so much for the post. 🙂

  2. i’m goning to share this recipe and i’m trying this recipe I have 4 grandkids they love donuts me too…….I have no donut pan.what can I use instead love this recipe ..

  3. Laura Bu says:

    My gut said something was wrong with this recipe and I was right. No oil/butter and too little liquid. I ended up with a crumbly mess. Couldn’t remove a single donut in tact. Will try again with proper modifications.

  4. I agree with Laura. I had the same result. I even added little oil to the recipe before finishing the mix and it still came out crumbly.

  5. Reading the comments I decided to use 1/2 Cup of Bisquic and added1Tbsp of vegetable oil. They came out well. Overfilled the first batch, but got the hang out it. Very rich and tasty. More fluffy then dense. Thank you for the idea.

  6. Recipe makes 18 with the size of my pans…also added extra milk to batter. Very good. We really liked them.


  7. Not a very good recipe.. donuts fell apart.. followed recipe to a ‘T’,,, will not try again…

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