Chocolate Doughnuts for Secret Recipe Club

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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 night..an 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!

Chocolate Doughnuts

Chocolate Doughnuts

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Easy and delicious Baked Doughnuts. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com



  • 1 cup flour, all-purpose
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon butter, cold, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg


  • 1/2 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 1/2 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.



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

  2. Delicious! 🙂 I love doughnuts…definitely need to try my hand at making them at home sometime! 🙂

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

  4. I don’t have a doughnut pan, but recipes like this make me really want one. Yum!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

    1. Katie, I saw Wilton doughnut pans at Meijer, if you have that store near you.

  7. I love things that I can bake instead of fry! Like Doughnuts. Found this through the The Secret Recipe Club blog hop 🙂

  8. I have one of those donut pans but never use it. This might be the push I need. Wow. Those donuts look excellent!

  9. 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 🙂

  10. Alli n Son says:

    What a fun idea! And these donuts sound mighty tasty.

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