raspberry glazed baked chocolate donuts

this past christmas, my sister got me everything i need to make donuts: lara ferroni's book, a donut cutter, and a mini donut pan. which gave me the perfect opportunity to retry mini baked chocolate cake donuts. i made the exact same recipe, this time using my donut pan and this time, they're topped with a perfectly sweet raspberry glaze. did i mention these are done - start to finish, i even did all the dishes - in thirty minutes?!

don't have a donut pan or haven't quite decided yet if you need one?! these bake up perfectly in a mini muffin pan. the only thing missing is the characteristic hole.

raspberry glazed baked chocolate cake donuts
donut recipe adapted from lara ferroni
30 minutes, makes 24 mini donuts

for the donuts:
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg

for the glaze:
2 tablespoons strained raspberry jam or raspberry jelly
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (a splash)
about 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  1. lightly grease a mini donut pan (or mini cupcake pan). preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and baking soda together (be sure to sift it and not just whisk it, to break up the lumps of cocoa). whisk in the sugar, nutmeg and salt. use your fingers to add the butter. crumble it together with the other dry ingredients until it resembles coarse sand. set aside.
  3. in another bowl, whisk the buttermilk, sour cream, vanilla and egg. add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture and mix just until combined.
  4. fill each donut mold (or muffin tin) 1/2 to 2/3 of the way full. bake for about 8 minutes, until they spring back when touched. turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
  5. while the donuts are cooling, make the glaze. if using seeded raspberry jam, strain the jam through a fine mesh strainer to get rid of the seeds. if using jelly, you're all set. whisk the jam/jelly with the vanilla. slowly add confectioners sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking after each spoonful. continue adding sugar until you have a thick syrup.
  6. dip the top of each mini donut into the glaze. place on a wire rack for the glaze to set.
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2011.06.13 This was Hoosier Homemade's secret recipe selection!


  1. Mmmmm, looks so mouth-watering...

  2. I love Valentine's Day desserts, and yours looks so, so delicious! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Valentine's Day Recipe Contest! You could win a GreenPan Stainless Steel Todd's Perfect Gourmet Cook Set!

  3. I've been seeing a ton of recipes for baked donuts lately, but I love your combination of chocolate and raspberry. Dounut pans look so fun, but I have yet to try one.

  4. Oh wow, those doughnuts look lip smacking good. I hope you'll come back and join me this week for Sweets for a Saturday #5.

  5. Kate-

    1st and foremost Fantastic Blog and this recipe looks amazing.
    Secondly- I live in Rochester Ny too! :) I look at so many blogs- and got super excited when I saw that :)

    Fun to find you!!

  6. I've never made baked donuts but will definatley have to add them to my list! The raspberry glaze sounds really good!

  7. I've never bakes donuts either, but these look good enough to persuade me. I may check Michael's for the donut pan.

  8. I just bought a donut pan and I'm dying to make these!

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on Sweet Tooth Friday. The linky is open all week. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/02/17/chocolate-chip-toffee-bars/

  9. this looks GREAT! i am buying a donut pan and this will have to make the list of 1sts to try! glad to have found your blog!
    @ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com
    @ http://www.myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

  10. These look so good. We just got a mini donut maker and are having so much fun trying out lots of recipes :)

  11. How many regular baked donuts would this recipe make? How long would I bake them?


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