Chocolate Cake Donuts


Who said you can't have dessert for breakfast? With a rainbow sprinkle topping, this baked Chocolate Cake Doughnut recipe looks as amazing as it tastes.

Chocolate Cake Doughnuts
Photo: Adam Albright
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Cool Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
33 mins
20 mini doughnuts


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup vanilla low-fat yogurt

  • ¼ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed

  • 2 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tablespoon milk

  • 2 teaspoon sprinkles or nonpareils


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a mini doughnut pan with cooking spray;* set aside.

  2. In a large bowl stir together flour, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, yogurt, egg, oil, and vanilla. Add yogurt mixture all at once to flour mixture, stirring until smooth.

  3. Spoon batter into a large resealable plastic bag. Cut off one corner of the bag; squeeze batter into the prepared indents in doughnut pan, filling each about two-thirds full. Smooth tops. Bake about 10 minutes or until doughnuts are nearly firm when lightly pressed. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 3 minutes. Remove doughnuts from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

  4. For icing, in a small bowl stir together powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, and milk until smooth. Dip cooled doughnuts into icing, allowing excess to drip back into bowl. Return doughnuts to wire rack. Top with sprinkles.


If necessary, bake doughnuts in two batches, washing pan and coating again with nonstick cooking spray before adding the remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

155 Calories
3g Fat
30g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 145mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 111mg 2%
Folate, total 8.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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