Chocolate Frosted Donuts

What Are Chocolate Frosted Donuts?

Fluffy chocolate donuts are baked to perfection in just about 15 minutes, then they’re topped with the best sweet chocolate frosting. Yum!

Simple Ingredients

You'll only need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe. Let's round them up and get started!

Mix Dry Ingredients

Whisk together the flour, cocoa, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Mix Wet Ingredients

Combine eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla into a smooth mixture. Then combine with the dry ingredients.

Fill the Donut Tins

Pipe the batter into prepared donut tins, filling 2/3 full.


Bake for 12-15 minutes. Then let the donuts cool on a wire rack.

Make the Glaze

Stir together the powdered sugar and cocoa until combined, then whisk in the milk and vanilla until smooth.

Frost the Donuts

Dip each donut into the frosting, then place back onto the cooling rack so the frosting can settle.


Top with chocolate sprinkles, if desired, and enjoy!

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