Double Chocolate Baked Donuts
Easy-to-make vegan double chocolate baked donuts with a very chocolate-y icing – such a delectable breakfast, snack, or dessert!
Servings Prep Time
9donuts 10 minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
9donuts 10 minutes
Cook Time
For the donuts:
For the icing:
To make the doughnuts:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Oil two doughnut baking mold pans by either rubbing oil into the mold or using oil spray.
  2. In a glass measuring cup, microwave 1/4 cup of water for 45 seconds. To the water, add the instant espresso powder and stir until dissolved. Set aside.
  3. To a large mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients: flour, sifted cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon (optional) and cayenne pepper (optional). Blend well with a whisk.
  4. In a smaller mixing bowl, add the plant based milk, water and espresso mix, vanilla, soft or melted butter, and vinegar. Combine well.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until it forms batter.
  6. Spoon the chocolate batter into a pastry bag or into one corner of a large zipper type plastic bag. If using the plastic bag, cut about a 1/4-inch opening across the corner of the bag to squeeze the batter through.
  7. Squeeze the batter into the doughnut molds, filling them 1/2 to 3/4 full. Once the batter has all been squeezed into the pans, swirl a butter knife or skewer on the tops of the batter to make it even and somewhat smooth.
  8. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the thickest part of a donut comes out clean.
  9. Remove the baked donuts from the oven and place the pans on cooling racks for 10 minutes. Then remove the donuts from the pans and transfer them to the cooling racks.
  10. Donuts may be eaten plain, dusted with powdered sugar or glazed with a simple sugar glaze once cool. Or use the chocolate icing recipe below.
To make the chocolate icing:
  1. Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add the softened or melted butter and the vanilla. Blend until a good icing consistency is reached.
  3. Add the cocoa powder and blend the cocoa in completely. The icing may be whipped with an electric mixer to make it fluffier, if desired.
  4. Spread the icing onto cooled chocolate donuts. For special occasions, add sprinkles.

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