Fluffy Chocolate Frosted Donuts

There are many things I’m unsure about when it comes to becoming a mom. For instance, how will I cope with the lack of sleep? How will I teach my daughter to be a good, kind person? What if I don’t want to share what I’m eating for breakfast, lunch and dinner? (I can be kind of possessive over my plate… unless we’re talking tapas!). And how on Earth will I keep her from making the stupid mistakes I made?

I’m pretty sure the answer is I can’t.

One thing I’m very sure of, though, is how I want to spend Mother’s Day. Next Mother’s Day, that is. I’m going to miss this one, my first, by a matter of days!

Piling into bed with my little girl and hubby (hopefully bearing hot coffee and a stack of these donuts) is how I envision our perfect lazy Sunday. A crisp copy of Real Simple and a foot rub wouldn’t be bad, either… just sayin’.

I don’t claim to know what life will be like a year from now, but I’m banking on the fact that I’ll like it just the way it is. I’ve never been much for a big fuss, anyway. Just give me some kind of sappy, sentimental memory to hang on to. A homemade card and macaroni necklace would win me over any day!

Add a batch of fluffy chocolate frosted donuts, and you’ve gone straight to my sprinkled-covered heart and soul!

These soft, bakery-style chocolate frosted donuts are a cinch to make. They’re also just as delicious as they are colorful, dipped in a bowl full of sprinkles and stacked high. Each bite is more irresistible than the last, and best dunked in a cup of hot coffee or tea!

Bake up a batch for springtime brunching and Mother’s Day munching, and you’ll have one happy lady in your life. Just don’t forget the little sappy somethin’ extra – moms (and this mom-to-be) love that stuff!

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Fluffy Chocolate Frosted Donuts

Yield: Makes 6 donuts

Ingredients:

For the Donuts:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 large egg
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup milk, any kind
1/4 cup plain or Greek yogurt
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Chocolate Glaze:
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
2 teaspoons water
Sprinkles of your choice

Directions:

For the Donuts: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a standard-sized donut pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and baking soda. In a separate medium bowl, whisk egg, brown sugar, milk, yogurt, butter and vanilla until smooth. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, just until combined (don’t over-mix). The batter will be very thick.

Spoon batter into donut cavities* and bake for 8-10 minutes, until donuts are golden and spring back to the touch. Allow donuts to slightly cool before glazing.

For the Chocolate Glaze: In a medium bowl, combine chocolate chips, butter, corn syrup and water. Microwave in 20-second increments, stirring after each time, until completely melted and smooth. Dip donut tops into the chocolate glaze then coat with sprinkles.

Enjoy!

TIPS

For easy batter piping, spoon batter into a large re-sealable bag and cut a corner off the bottom of the bag. Pipe into donut cavities, filling 3/4 full.

For easy sprinkle coating, pour your sprinkles into a bowl and dip the tops of the donuts into it.

Donuts taste best eaten same-day, but you can store at room temperature for 2 days, or refrigerated for up to 4 days.

You can also make muffins from this recipe. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18 minutes, or until lightly browned.

      

44 Responses to “Fluffy Chocolate Frosted Donuts”

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — May 7, 2014 @ 12:11 am

    These donuts are perfect, Georgia! I need a donut pan!

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    Jovita @ Yummy Addiction — May 7, 2014 @ 1:48 am

    Ooh… These look so tempting and delicious! I wish I could have one for breakfast now! Pinned. ;)

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    Jules @ WolfItDown — May 7, 2014 @ 3:26 am

    This looks absolutely delightful, and I love that the recipe is for a smaller batch (remember back in the days when your granny’s recipes yielded dozens and dozens? Yeh… Haha!).

    As far as the mother role goes, I believe no one quite knows what it takes to be a perfect mother, yet most of them always turns out to be a pretty darn good one! I can imagine you as the one who would invite the children over to try the tasty treats you bake, and that m’dear – is pretty great! If you put as much love and care into the new role as you do with the blog, then…I wouldn’t worry :D You have your family, and great friends for support. You’ll do great :) x

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    Andree-Anne @ singly scrumptious — May 7, 2014 @ 5:28 am

    What a great idea! A baked donut. One of the reason I don’t make these myself is because I don’t want to deal with the deep frying smell. I’ll have to give these a try.

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — May 7, 2014 @ 6:01 am

    awwwww this post totally made my heart melt (and it’s not just that chocolate frosting on those delish donuts either!)-you’re going to be such an amazing mom and I’m so excited for you!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — May 7, 2014 @ 6:20 am

    These look absolutely perfect, Georgia! And such a sweet post. :) Hope your mama-to-be Mother’s Day is wonderful!

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    Medeja — May 7, 2014 @ 6:31 am

    When I see such beautiful and so tempting doughnuts I regret I still haven’t got baking pan for doughnuts..

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — May 7, 2014 @ 6:35 am

    Loving all those sprinkles!! So yummy looking!

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    tahnycooks — May 7, 2014 @ 6:36 am

    Just the very fact that you’re having these thoughts proves you’re gonna be a fantastic momma! No one says you have to share your food by the way….I have become a late night dessert eater just so they (kids) don’t see it and ask for a bite! eek! These donuts would be a great midnight snack! ;)

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — May 7, 2014 @ 7:33 am

    You are going to be the most fabulous mother. Enjoy every single second of teenydom because it doesn’t last long, Now pass the donuts.

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — May 7, 2014 @ 7:42 am

    Oh give me all the doughnuts!! I would honestly start by eating the frosting and sprinkles first

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    Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen — May 7, 2014 @ 7:48 am

    Georgia, these look amazing! I’m wishing I could grab one from my computer screen right now! I love that these are baked, too. I don’t want to go through the hassle of frying donuts, plus baked means I don’t have to feel as guilty about indulging. :)

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    Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! — May 7, 2014 @ 7:48 am

    Love this post, Georgia. Reading your sweet words and looking at these mouthwatering donuts, pretty much made my morning :). Now if I could just have one of these yummy treats with my morning tea….

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    shashi @ runninsrilankan — May 7, 2014 @ 7:52 am

    Georgia – these donuts look amazing! Love the chocolate glaze! Your little gal is gonna love having you for a mom next year….even if you don’t share your food with her – mine is 15 and we still make a game of fighting for food! :)

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — May 7, 2014 @ 7:53 am

    Being a mom is, without a doubt, super hard. I still worry constantly. I think it becomes a normal state. But you’ll be great at it, I know it! And there’s donuts, too. These donuts look amazing!

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    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — May 7, 2014 @ 8:44 am

    You are going to be a great mom! Love how thick and fluffy these donuts are!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — May 7, 2014 @ 8:49 am

    Who could ever resist those beautiful donuts? They look amazing!

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    Gaby — May 7, 2014 @ 9:29 am

    Totally irresistible! I need these this morning!

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    marcie — May 7, 2014 @ 9:43 am

    You’re going to be a great mom, Georgia, and your daughter will be so lucky! Not just because you can make fabulous donuts like these, either! :) These look amazing…pinning!

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    Caroline {TheBarbeeHousewife} — May 7, 2014 @ 10:27 am

    These are SO FLUFFY!!! I need to try them, ASAP!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — May 7, 2014 @ 10:27 am

    Oh these donuts are simply fantastic Georgia!!

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    RavieNomNoms — May 7, 2014 @ 10:35 am

    I cannot resist a sprinkled donut!! YUM

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    Angel Reyes — May 7, 2014 @ 11:18 am

    These look great. Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — May 7, 2014 @ 11:51 am

    I know just how you feel, lady! I have no idea if I’ll be holding my little girl by this Mother’s Day or not, but I do know that I’m excited for subsequent years with her. And these donuts — SO FLUFFY. I might have to bake a batch to pass the time before baby… that’s my excuse, anyway (really I just want donuts). ;)

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    John@Kitchen Riffs — May 7, 2014 @ 12:08 pm

    Love all the sprinkles on these! You’re right that there will be a lot out of your control, so just do what you can. It’ll all be good in the end. Next year Mother’s Day will be such a blast for you! So looking forward to reading those posts. ;-)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — May 7, 2014 @ 12:51 pm

    Gorgeous. So happy you enjoyed my donuts, Georgia! Love all the sprinkles.

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — May 7, 2014 @ 1:23 pm

    OK, so I seriously CANNOT believe how gorgeous these are Georgia !! (Well, I actually take that back, I CAN believe it because they’re on your blog and everything you blog about is awesome and beautiful ;) ) Your comment about sharing your breakfast plate made me lol….and I think you deserve a Mothers Day celebration this year :)

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    Monica — May 7, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

    Motherhood is definitely an adventure, I can tell you that! The lack of sleep is a reality, unfortunately, but just keep remembering that it gets easier as time goes on…and you’ll have a beautiful baby and be amazed by how you’ll see life with new eyes when she arrives. I love your idea of a relaxed Mother’s Day. I’m all for low-key, a few treats, and some quiet family time. Have a wonderful weekend, mommy-to-be! : )

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — May 7, 2014 @ 6:10 pm

    Your first Mother’s Day sounds as perfect as these donuts look! I’m positive you will be a great mom and the questions you are asking are ones I’m sure every new mom thinks about. Can’t wait to give these super fluffy donuts a try!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 7, 2014 @ 11:01 pm

    These look so professional! And even though she may not be here just yet, I hope you have a great Mother’s Day!

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    Joanne Bruno — May 8, 2014 @ 7:02 am

    You are for sure going to be the BEST MOM. And you so deserve a double batch of these (pre-emptively) to celebrate! Gorgeous.

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — May 8, 2014 @ 7:02 am

    Once that little girl arrives, your life will be full of sappy memories to refer back to. Donuts in bed sounds like the perfect Mother’s Day. These are gorgeous. Heck, I’ll deliver your copy of Real Simple next year if it means getting one of these ;) Happy very 1st Mother’s Day. Pinned.

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — May 8, 2014 @ 10:30 am

    these look FABBBBULOUS! like, amazing. they’re my favorite doughnuts ever. yum!

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — May 8, 2014 @ 11:35 am

    Just the fact that you are asking yourself all of those questions tells me exactly what type of mother you will be :) What a lucky little girl to have such a sweet mama AND a mama who can bake up these donuts!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — May 8, 2014 @ 11:40 am

    Beautiful donuts, my friend! Loving the chocolate frosting and sprinkles!

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    Samina | The Cupcake Confession — May 8, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

    Oh I love these doughnuts and your beautiful thoughts on Mother’s Day!!!!! Very very precious! :) <3

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    Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living — May 8, 2014 @ 8:36 pm

    You’re going to be a great mom Georgia – the values you’ll instill in your daughter will reflect your beautiful self.

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — May 9, 2014 @ 12:08 pm

    Love me some fat and fluffy homemade donuts! These are the epitome of perfect since they’re smothered in sprinkles!! Pinned :D

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — May 9, 2014 @ 1:01 pm

    These donuts are so fun, love the frosting and sprinkles!

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    Jeane — May 10, 2014 @ 9:26 am

    Can I make the glaze without corn syrup?

    • Georgia — May 11th, 2014 @ 11:36 am

      You can try making a chocolate ganache by combining the melted chocolate with heavy cream. Start with 2 tsp. and add more until you reach the consistency you’d like. Enjoy!

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    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner — May 13, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

    Stop the presses! I need these asap! They are gorgeous. They have chocolate frosting and sprinkles, I mean what’s not to be obsessed about these! :)

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    Jen — May 15, 2014 @ 9:24 pm

    Just be your own sweet self and your daughter will follow!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 21, 2014 @ 1:35 am

    These donuts are absolute perfection!

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