Baked Fudgy Chocolate Donuts

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These chocolate cake donuts are simultaneously rich and light. Skip the plant-based baking substitutes — all you need is club soda and a bit of applesauce to create a baked treat that everyone will crave.

Baked Fudgy Chocolate Donuts
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Servings
8 donuts
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings
8 donuts
Cook Time
25 minutes
Baked Fudgy Chocolate Donuts
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Print Recipe
Servings
8 donuts
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings
8 donuts
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Donut Ingredients
  • 1 cup Betty Crocker brownie mix check ingredients list to make sure its vegan
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Cooking oil spray
Toppings Options
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 20 chocolate sandwich cookies We used Oreos
  • 1/2 cup vegan marshmallows
  • graham cracker crust
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp almond milk plus an additional tbsp if needed
Servings: donuts
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Instructions
Donuts
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Whisk until well combined. Add vanilla, applesauce, and soda water and mix thoroughly. Spray donut pan with a layer of cooking spray. Add about ⅓ cup of batter to each cavity.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes until donuts are solid to the touch.
  4. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before removing from pan and placing on a cooling rack for at least another 15 minutes.
Peanut Butter Pretzel Topping
  1. Heat peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth.
  2. To make the chocolate glaze, combine 1 cup of powdered sugar with 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of almond milk in a mixing bowl. Stir until a smooth, slightly stiff paste forms. Add additional almond milk if needed, ½ teaspoon at a time.
  3. Crush 1 cup of pretzels into small chunks.
  4. Spread an even layer of chocolate glaze onto the base of the donut. Dip a spoon or fork into the melted peanut butter and drizzle over the donuts to create stripes. Finish by topping with crushed pretzels.
Cookies & Creme Topping
  1. Make chocolate glaze according to instructions above.
  2. Separate 20 sandwich cookies. Scrape the icing from the center into a small microwave-safe mixing bowl. Place plain cookies into a freezer bag and crush with your hands or gently break apart with a rolling pin.
  3. Microwave the the icing for about 30 seconds and stir until smooth.
  4. Spread an even layer of chocolate glaze onto the base of the donut. Dip a spoon or fork into the melted cookie icing and drizzle over the donuts to create stripes. Finish by topping with crushed cookies.
S’mores Topping
  1. Make chocolate glaze according to instructions above.
  2. Remove graham cracker crust from pan and crumble.
  3. Spread an even layer of chocolate glaze onto the base of the donut. While the glaze is still wet top with marshmallows and sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs.
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