Chocolate Glazed Donuts with Sprinkles


Who doesn’t love chocolate glazed donuts with sprinkles?!

Apparently I don’t know what the term “R&R” means because when I’m sick, I feel restless. Not the sick kind of restless where you’re so sick that you can’t sleep. Oh, I can sleep. If sleeping were in the Olympics, I bet I could win some kind of medal for how hard I sleep when I’m sick.

Back to this restless feeling. I feel restless in the sense of, I don’t know how to RELAX.

Naturally, when you’re sick, you stay home from work so you don’t infect anyone else, right? Well, I hate staying home and not doing anything. When you’re sick, you should stay in bed, watch tv, do lethargic things. Nope, not me. When I’m sick, I get all antsy and get the urge to cook or do something that probably puts me getting better a day or two behind. It’s so hard to just not do anything. I think I’m just used to being crazy busy so when I’m not, I don’t know what to do with myself.

I’ve always been like this, though. When I was young, my mom would force me to rest up and get lots of fluids and sleep whenever I stayed home from school. It really irked me.

With that being said, it was only appropriate for me to make chocolate glazed donuts with sprinkles while I was congested up to my eyeballs. I mean, these donuts would make any sick person feel better (I truly convinced myself that just so I wouldn’t have to stay in bed any longer). Just look at the bright colored sprinkles on these beauties! Oh, and the glaze. Oh, dear. Perks me right up!

Ummm sooooooo..baked chocolate glazed donuts with sprinkles – make them for a sick friend of yours. Who knows, you might just make their day ;)

Chocolate Glazed Donuts with Sprinkles

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 7 mins Total Time 22 mins
Serves 6 donuts     adjust servings

These chocolate glazed donuts with sprinkles will brighten any day!!


  • 1/3 cup milk + 2 tbsp.
  • 1 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp rainbow colored nonpareils sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Grease your donut pan and set aside.
  2. In a large measuring cup, combine the milk and vinegar and set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bow, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  4. Stir in the egg and melted butter into the milk and vinegar mixture. Then pour the milk mixture over the flour mixture and whisk until just combined.
  5. Transfer batter to donut pan. You can use a spoon to spoon the dough into the individual cavities or put it in a ziploc bag, cut the corner of it, and pipe it into the cavities.
  6. Bake for 7 minutes. Let cool in pan for 1-2 minutes when done and remove from pan and set on wire rack to cool completely.
  7. In the meantime, in a small heatproof bowl, make a make-shift double boiler on the stove. Melt the chocolate then mix in the corn syrup and oil until well combined and glossy.
  8. Take a donut and dunk the top into the chocolate glaze. Let the excess drip off then immediately sprinkle the sprinkles on! Repeat until all donuts have been chocolate & sprinkle coated.
  9. These donuts taste best the day of but you can still eat them the day after. I wouldn't keep them longer than two days.



Posted on August 03, 2012

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  1. 08/03/2012 at 6:27 am

    I hope you’re all better after eating those amazing looking donuts. And I wish I had some of you in me because all I want to do is relax. Relax and bake. I guess that means I’m pretty lazy.

    But these are beautiful and love how plump they look! And congratulations on being featured in Huffington Post and BHG. :)

  2. 08/03/2012 at 8:31 am

    Congrats on the features lady!!

    And congratulations also on using your sick day in the best possible way ;)

  3. 08/03/2012 at 8:51 am

    Well look at you super badassery and all!! BHG And HuffPost! Holy hell woman Congrats! Hopefully all of these awesome things will help off set the whole plague thing you’ve got right now. Feel better! And again, thank you sooo much for the virtual bridal shower. My heart is still singing. XOXO!!

  4. 08/03/2012 at 9:00 am

    Congratulations for the features!! these doughnuts look like they could cheer anyone up! hope you’re feeling better soon!

  5. 08/03/2012 at 9:07 am

    I’m the same way! I’m also sick right now, and this morning, I couldn’t decide if I should go to work or not. The truth is, if I stayed home, I would end up doing laundry, cooking, photographing & more. If I went to work, I would have a more relaxing day. Ridiculous isn’t it?
    I’m glad to see you put your time to good use with donuts :)

  6. 08/03/2012 at 9:40 am

    So, did it work? Are you feeling better? If not I can take some of those donuts off your hand! YUM. And congrats on the features!

  7. 08/03/2012 at 9:56 am

    Congrtas on all the kudos from around the web! And these donuts, I just got a donut pan so I need to try!

  8. 08/03/2012 at 10:04 am

    I’m not even sick and I feel better! These totally brightened up my Friday! :)

  9. 08/03/2012 at 10:16 am

    You must’ve been reading my mind, because I was just reminiscing about Top Pot doughnuts that I had in Seattle 2 weeks ago, and that I ought to just learn to make doughnuts myself. Now I just need to buy a doughnut pan!

  10. Libby
    08/03/2012 at 10:57 am

    Donuts, are by definition fried. This is a cake.

    • 08/03/2012 at 11:04 am

      If you want to get technical, then yes, a donut is a type of fried confectionery and it’s also a dessert food. Therefore, if you think this is cake, I believe that cake falls in the category of dessert food.

  11. 08/03/2012 at 10:58 am

    I always cook when I’m sick. I’m convinced it has healing powers. These donuts could probably heal anyone!

  12. 08/03/2012 at 11:16 am

    Congrats on the features girly!! how awesome is that :) and I’d take donuts anyday, specially on a sick one.

  13. 08/03/2012 at 11:17 am

    This glaze looks so perfect Julie! These donuts could make anyone feel better! Congrats on the Huffington Post Feature! They just featured my Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars this week too!

    • 08/03/2012 at 11:19 am

      Oh that’s so awesome, Mercedes! Congratulations to you too!! Wonderful things :) xoxo

  14. 08/03/2012 at 11:30 am

    With a mind that never shuts up and 1000 thoughts per minute scrambling through my head, I know all too well what it feels like to NOT be able to relax girl! And what perfect donuts, like legit PERFECT donuts. I’m on a donut kick, and would gladly take one of these guys off your hands lol

    CONGRATS on the HuffPost feature :)

  15. Ashley T
    08/03/2012 at 11:31 am

    Julie, Libby isn’t saying it’s not a dessert, she’s saying it’s not a donut. You might as well call it a dessert pizza (which is a dessert) if you are going to throw definitions out the window. Yes, let’s please be technical.

  16. 08/03/2012 at 11:43 am

    Donuts are sweet and have holes in the middle. It wouldn’t make sense to call it anything else. Haters.

    These look like AMAZING DONUTS. Hope you are feeling better and congrats on all your recent achievements. You deserve it all, girl! :)

  17. 08/03/2012 at 11:48 am

    these look + sound absolutely amazing to me!

  18. 08/03/2012 at 11:53 am

    Hope you’re feeling better or at least relax by now. Kudos on being featured on Huffington Post and BHG – you really work hard and you deserve it! I’ve been craving for donuts almost everyday now. Yours look awesome, love the glaze and sprinkles!

  19. 08/03/2012 at 11:56 am

    Congrats on the features! That’s awesome. . .as are these donuts! They are totally the kind of thing I would make when I’m antsy from trying to relax!

  20. 08/03/2012 at 12:00 pm

    Congratulations on being featured! That’s so awesome!! Hope you feel better and eat the rest of your doughnuts to celebrate! ^_^

  21. 08/03/2012 at 12:37 pm

    I’m totally the same way when I’m stick. I don’t think I can sit still & rest to save my life. Congrats on the features…so awesome!

  22. 08/03/2012 at 1:12 pm

    These donuts (yes, donuts) look super delish. The fact that they’re NOT fried makes me want them even more :) hope you start feeling better ASAP!

  23. 08/03/2012 at 1:39 pm

    I CAN NOT WAIT TO TRY THESE! They look so good and the chocolate glazed donuts are my favorite. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! ANd Congrats on BHG wanting to feature you!

  24. 08/03/2012 at 2:14 pm

    I’m just like you – I definitely can’t sit still when I’m sick. It’s too boring! So glad you made these donuts though because now I’m totally going to make them and get fat :)

    Btw, congrats on all the features! You’re so popular! :)

  25. 08/03/2012 at 2:18 pm

    very exciting features Julie – congrats! And these sprinkles… and of course chocolate just make these 100x better. Maybe even covers up the fact that they’re baked ha ;)

  26. 08/03/2012 at 4:56 pm

    Woah. These donuts look straight up PERFECT! And everything’s better with sprinkles!! I hope you feel better and congrats on your features!!

  27. jeff
    08/03/2012 at 5:17 pm

    Mmmm, those donuts look fantastic… on a side note, i fried a dessert pizza once and it came out like crap.

  28. Karma
    08/03/2012 at 6:19 pm

    The donuts look delicious! I’ve never tried baked donuts before, but your recipe looks intriguing. I’ll have to see if I can afford a donut pan and try them. Great blog, BTW.

  29. Yes please. I’d like a box of them. I’m having a shitty week. Do you deliver?

  30. 08/04/2012 at 2:18 pm

    I have the same problems! I hate sitting around doing nothing. I can sit through a movie, but after that,I go nuts! What better cure for illness is there than doughnuts?!

  31. I am the same way when I am sick! I am that way all the time, I don’t know how to relax, and it annoys my husband like crazy!!
    These donuts look incredible!!

  32. 08/07/2012 at 11:03 am

    Congratulations on your features! That’s so exciting. No wonder, though, because your recipes are gorgeous–and these donuts are no exception!!

    • 08/07/2012 at 11:20 am

      Aw thank you Hayley :)

  33. 08/07/2012 at 12:32 pm

    Ok firstly, Im glad you get restless when youre sick, because these look amazing! Im convinced they make you better too ;), Second, CONGRATS on BHG featuring you twice. Super amazing! Those cupcakes were so beautiful, Im not surprised. As are these doughnuts. I need to go get a doughnut pan so I can make these ASAP!

  34. Brittany harris
    06/21/2017 at 2:13 am

    They are making me hungry now

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