Double Chocolate Baked Cake Mix Donuts Recipe

Who says you can’t have chocolate for every meal on Valentines Day. I wanted to share a fun Valentines Day Breakfast will surely warm the hearts of your Valentines Day. What would your family say if you served them some double Chocolate baked Cake mix Donuts for Valentine’s Day Breakfast?

Doughnuts are always a special treat at our house and with Valentines Day being a Saturday this year, you will have some extra time to create these decadent breakfast treats. Don’t forget to purchase a donut pan before attempting this recipe.

tru-moo-donuts Double Chocolate Baked cake mix Donuts

Making homemade Doughnuts is really not a hard process, especially when they are baked there is no oil mess. If you can make a cupcake you can make baked donuts.


What fun to include some yummy TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk to make them even more chocolatey. Chocolate Milk is a treat in our house and we love that TruMoo has no artificial growth hormones, no high fructose corn syrup and is fresh from your trusted dairy.

The kids also thought it had great Chocolate Marshmallow flavor!


How to Make Glaze for Baked Donuts

Now for the chocolate glaze. Be sure to sift your ingredients so you don’t have chunks of powdered sugar in your glaze.


Instead of plain milk or water we added TruMoo Chocolate Marshmallow Milk. Do you see where we are going with this Valentines Day Breakfast?


3 other Glazes for Cake Mix Donuts

Certainly! Baked donuts can be incredibly delicious, and a flavorful glaze adds the perfect finishing touch. Here are three different donut glazes that you can use for baked donuts:

  1. Classic Vanilla Glaze:
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 cup powdered sugar
      • 2 tablespoons milk
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • Instructions:
      1. In a bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
      2. Dip each baked donut into the glaze, ensuring an even coating.
      3. Allow the glaze to set for a few minutes before serving.
  2. Chocolate Ganache Glaze:
    • Ingredients:
      • 1/2 cup heavy cream
      • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • Instructions:
      1. Heat the heavy cream in a saucepan until it just begins to simmer.
      2. Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips. Let it sit for a minute, then stir until smooth.
      3. Dip each baked donut into the chocolate ganache, allowing any excess to drip off.
      4. Allow the ganache to set before serving.
  3. Maple Cinnamon Glaze:
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 cup powdered sugar
      • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
      • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      • 1-2 tablespoons milk (if needed)
    • Instructions:
      1. In a bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, maple syrup, and ground cinnamon.
      2. If the glaze is too thick, add milk one tablespoon at a time until you reach the desired consistency.
      3. Dip each baked donut into the maple cinnamon glaze and allow it to set before serving.

Adding Sprinkles to Doughnuts

Have fun with this part. Dip each top of the doughnut into the chocolate glaze and add sprinkles. What are donuts without any sprinkles?


I know you will be tempted to dig right into your chocolate treats, but allow the glaze to harden before spreading out the chocolate breakfast treat.


I bet you can’t eat just one… well maybe you want to save your self for some Valentines Day Dessert. Finding the right balance between happy and healthy is never easy. 


Making cake mix donuts is a simple and delicious way to enjoy homemade donuts. Here are some tips to help you achieve perfect cake mix donuts:

  1. Choose the Right Cake Mix:

    • Select a cake mix flavor that complements your taste preferences. Popular choices include vanilla, chocolate, or even funfetti for a colorful twist. Make sure to follow the instructions on the cake mix box.
  2. Add Extra Flavor:

    • Enhance the flavor of your cake mix by adding extra ingredients. For example, you can incorporate vanilla extract, citrus zest, or spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to give your donuts a unique and personalized touch.
  3. Adjust the Consistency:

    • Cake mix batters can sometimes be too thick for donuts. To achieve the right consistency, consider adding a bit more liquid, such as milk or buttermilk, to the batter. This will help ensure that your donuts are moist and tender.
  4. Use a Piping Bag or Zip-Top Bag for Easy Filling:

    • To neatly fill your donut pan, transfer the batter into a piping bag or a zip-top bag with a corner snipped off. This makes it easier to control the amount of batter you dispense into each donut well.
  5. Don’t Overfill the Donut Wells:

    • Fill each donut well in the pan about two-thirds full to leave room for the donuts to rise. Overfilling can lead to unevenly shaped donuts and make it difficult for them to cook evenly.
  6. Tap the Pan Before Baking:

    • After filling the donut pan, tap it gently on the countertop to remove any air bubbles and ensure a smoother surface for your donuts.
  7. Test Doneness with a Toothpick:

    • To check if the donuts are done baking, insert a toothpick into the center of one. If it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs (not wet batter), the donuts are ready.
  8. Cool Before Glazing:

    • Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. Once cooled, you can glaze or frost them without the glaze melting too quickly.
  9. Experiment with Glazes and Toppings:

    • See above for glaze recipes
    • Have fun experimenting with different glazes and toppings. Whether it’s a classic vanilla glaze, chocolate ganache, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar, adding a finishing touch enhances the overall flavor and appearance of your donuts.

Other Baked Donut Recipes:

If you like to serve red food on Valentines Day be sure to check out our Red Velvet Baked Donuts .

Or maybe you are more of a traditionalist, try these yummy Cinnamon Sugar Baked donuts.

Double Chocolate Glazed Baked Donuts

Double Chocolate Glazed Baked Donuts

Yield: 12 donuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Baked chocolate donuts are dipped in a rich chocolate glaze and topped with your favorite, sprinkles Double Chocolate Glazed Baked Donuts


For the donuts

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granule, optional
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons milk or water
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles, mini Marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, and baking soda.
  3. In a small bowl, beat together the vanilla, egg, sour cream, milk, and oil.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.
  5. Spoon in a greased donut pan or use a ice cream scoop.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes or until the tops spring back when you touch them. Keep watch no one wants burnt doughnuts.
  7. Let the donuts cool in the pan before glazing.
  9. In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Slowly stir in milk and vanilla extract. Whisk until silky and smooth. Add more milk to make a good consistency.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1 Donut
Amount Per Serving Calories 225Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 21mgSodium 72mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 1gSugar 26gProtein 4g

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