Chocolate Doughnuts for Secret Recipe Club

I’m super excited to tell you about a new group that I’m very honored to be a part of…Secret Recipe Club was created by Amanda’s Cooking to bring together food bloggers. We are assigned a different blogger each month, and it’s a secret until our post goes live and we reveal the blogger.

My secret blogger this month…Kate from Kitchen Trial and Error. By day she solves environmental issues in New York, by amazing cook and baker! Some of the recipes that caught my eye on her blog…Blackberry Swirl Ice Cream {oh I wish I had an ice cream maker}, French Silk Pie and her secret recipe swap from last month, Roasted Banana Rum Cake! YUM!

While browsing around Kitchen Trial and Error, these Raspberry Glazed Baked Chocolate Donuts caught my eye, not only do they look amazing, but while visiting Wilton last week, I picked up some Mini Doughnut Pans at the Tent Sale.{Be watching for a Giveaway and Re-cap on my trip coming Thursday!}

Perfect timing!

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Easy and delicious Baked Doughnuts. Recipe from
  • 1 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon butter, cold, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 -2 teaspoons milk
  • Sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda. {Note below}
  3. Whisk in sugar, nutmeg and salt.
  4. Add butter and use your fingers to combine until ingredients resemble coarse sand.
  5. In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine buttermilk {note below}, sour cream, vanilla and egg.
  6. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, fold together just until combined.
  7. Lightly spray doughnut pans, add batter about ½ full.
  8. Bake for about 8 minutes or until doughnuts spring back when touched.
  9. While doughnuts are cooling, mix powdered sugar and milk. Slowly add milk until you get desired consistency.
  10. Dip doughnuts in glaze {or drizzle} and immediately add sprinkles.
  11. Notes: It’s important to sift the ingredients {picture below}, don’t just whisk them together. Sifting will get any large pieces in the cocoa powder. This step took a little more time, but well worth it. The doughnuts were light and fluffy because I sifted the dry ingredients.
  12. If you don’t have buttermilk, add a small amount of vinegar to a measuring cup, then fill with milk, measuring the amount needed for the recipe.

Adding a glaze and sprinkles makes the doughnuts festive, you could also add powdered sugar, or even the Raspberry Glaze like Kate did.

Gratitude Journal:

Yesterday I told you about my new Gratitude Journal. I am VERY thankful today for the recent opportunities that I been given to work great companies like Walmart, Hellmann’s, BlogFrog and Mizkan to name a few.

I’m linking to…Mouthwatering Mondays, Made By You Mondays, Delicious Dishes, Eat at Home

Be sure to check out the other  members of The Secret Recipe Club by visiting the links below!



  1. Alli n Son says:

    What a fun idea! And these donuts sound mighty tasty.
    Alli n Son recently posted..Baked Turkey Meatballs with Sweet Peanut Butter SauceMy Profile

  2. Kate says:

    Hi Liz, I’m so glad you liked them!

  3. These look amazing! I could so use one for my coffee right now…lol Thanks tons for the recipe, guess I need to get a Wilton pan now :)
    Mommyof2Girlz/Steph recently posted..Country Living – I Can Garden- Who KnewMy Profile

  4. Dan says:

    I have one of those donut pans but never use it. This might be the push I need. Wow. Those donuts look excellent!
    Dan recently posted..Secret Recipe Club- Mushrooms and Potato StewMy Profile

  5. One of these days I have got to get a donut pan!

  6. So fun! I kept staring at that darn mini donuts pan when I was at King Arthur Flour last week. I didn’t buy it, but I sure did want to.

  7. I love things that I can bake instead of fry! Like Doughnuts. Found this through the The Secret Recipe Club blog hop :)
    Angie Bigbearswife recently posted..Baby Sugar Snap Peas and Mushroom Wild RiceMy Profile

  8. Katie says:

    I have been on a serious donut pan hunt for over a month now with no luck, I may have to order one online! Your chocolate donuts look amazing!

  9. Katie says:

    Thanks Liz, I’m in Canada. I seriously <3 everything about Canada except for the shopping, I can never find exactly what I'm looking for, and if I do it usually costs a ridiculous amount of money in comparison to the states!
    Katie recently posted..Quinoa Waffles and the Secret Recipe ClubMy Profile

  10. Your donuts look adorable!! Love the big and minis!

  11. Those look so great. This is my favorite type of donut. Dangerous!
    carolinaheartstrings recently posted..BLUE CHEESE – BBQ COLESLAWMy Profile

  12. Tessa says:

    I don’t have a doughnut pan, but recipes like this make me really want one. Yum!
    Tessa recently posted..The Secret Recipe- Cinnabun CheesecakeMy Profile

  13. Jason says:

    Great looking doughnuts. They are always something I wanted to try and make at home and never have.

  14. sara says:

    Delicious! :) I love doughnuts…definitely need to try my hand at making them at home sometime! :)
    sara recently posted..Secret Recipe Club- Turkey Black Bean ChiliMy Profile

  15. Hezzi-D says:

    These donuts look amazing! I love chocolate donuts with sprinkles. I found your blog through the SRC!

  16. I love your donuts with the sprinkles all covering the top. They look so cute.
    Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies recently posted..Ultimate Fluffy Pancakes – Secret Recipe ClubMy Profile

  17. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Yum! These donuts were perfect timing :) Glad you joined SRC!

  18. Peggy says:

    Yummo! I’ve only made donuts once, but i’m going to have to give them another go with these chocolate babies!

  19. Lisa~~ says:

    These look wonderful!
    Lisa~~ recently posted..Home Style Chicken Curry and The Secret Recipe ClubMy Profile

  20. Erin says:

    How cute! I love that they’re baked and not fried. They look delicious. :)

  21. These doughnuts look amazing. They’ve been on my to try list since forever! Welcome to the group :D
    Avanika [Yumsilicious Bakes] recently posted..Cherry ClafoutisMy Profile

  22. These donuts would be more perfect timing if I had a plate in front of me now for breakfast. Why do I torture myself reading posts before I eat in the morning…why?

    I found you through SRC too…
    Barbara | Creative Culinary recently posted..Sugar and Spice PopcornMy Profile

  23. Brenda says:

    I have been debating for sometime about buying donut pans … now I know that I must have them! Thank you for the recipe.

  24. Tami says:

    I want a donut pan, too! I would love to be able to make donuts for us instead of buying them. Chocolate glazed donuts are my favs. Yours looks awesome!
    Tami recently posted..Secret Recipe Club- Easy Oreo TrufflesMy Profile

  25. Shelby says:

    These look yummy! I have made baked doughnuts before but not the chocolate ones. Definitely will have to try these out!
    Shelby recently posted..Banana Cake Cookies with Chocolate- Walnuts- and CardamomMy Profile

  26. Kristen says:

    Those donuts look fantastic! I haven’t tried a chocolate version yet. Can’t wait to get to it!
    Kristen recently posted..Chocolate Coconut Torte and Kelapo Coconut Oil ReviewMy Profile

  27. i was at the Wilton Tent Sale and also purchased a doughnut pan…I’ve been meaning to use it! Yours turned out great!

  28. Those donuts look so tasty. We love homemade donuts but I have yet to find the perfect chocolate donut recipe. I’ll have to give these a shot. I’d love for you to come by and show off your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a blessed day :)
    Katie @ This Chick Cooks recently posted..These Chicks Cooked Link Party – Featuring Your Recipes from All Around Blogland 4My Profile

  29. YUM! delicious and adorable!
    Rachel – A Southern Fairytale recently posted..Let’s Hear it For the BoysMy Profile

  30. I need to get a donut pan. They look great.
    Barbara Bakes recently posted..Chicken Tetrazzini CasseroleMy Profile


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