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Stack of three cocoa coffee baked donuts on a white plate
Cocoa Coffee Baked Donuts
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
23 mins

These Cocoa Coffee Baked Donuts are moist, fluffy and super chocolatey, with just the perfect amount of coffee flavor!

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, coffee, donuts
Servings: 11 donuts
Calories: 233 kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer
Chocolate Donuts
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Mocha Glaze
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate, chopped (or semisweet chocolate chips)
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup + one Tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. espresso powder
Chocolate Donuts
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray donut pan lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, espresso powder, baking soda and salt.

  3. In a small bowl mix together egg, brown sugar, buttermilk and vegetable oil. Add to dry ingredients and mix just until moistened.

  4. Pour dough into gallon-sized Ziploc storage bag. Cut a 3/4 inch whole in bottom one corner of bag. Pipe dough into donut molds filling 3/4 full. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until donuts spring back when touched. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then invert onto cooling rack.

    Invert cooled donuts into glaze, letting excess drip off. Place on wire rack until set.

Mocha Glaze
  1. Place chopped chocolate, confectioners' sugar and pinch of salt in a medium bowl. Add heavy cream and espresso powder to a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for one minute. Pour hot cream over chocolate mixture. Wait one minute, then whisk until smooth.

Nutrition Facts
Cocoa Coffee Baked Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 127mg6%
Potassium 189mg5%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.