Recipes and Cooking Decadent Chocolate Donuts One bite of these yummy chocolate donuts and you'll be hooked. Cover in powdered sugar or chocolate glaze for a delicious breakfast dessert! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on April 26, 2017 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 40 mins Cool Time: 2 mins Bake Time: 6 mins Total Time: 40 mins Yield: 36 doughnuts Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup packed brown sugar ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder ¼ cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon instant espresso coffee powder or instant coffee crystals ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 egg, lightly beaten ½ cup milk ½ cup butter, melted 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces 1 recipe Chocolate Glaze, Powdered Sugar Glaze, granulated sugar, and/or powdered sugar Sprinkles (optional) Chocolate Glaze 3 ounce unsweetened chocolate, chopped 3 tablespoon butter 3 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon light-color corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 tablespoon hot water Powdered Sugar Glaze 4 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoon light-color corn syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla ¼ cup milk Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Generously coat a 2-inch doughnut pan with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder, the 1/4 cup granulated sugar, the coffee powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in center of flour mixture. In a medium bowl combine egg, milk, and melted butter. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture; stir just until smooth. Stir in chocolate pieces. Spoon batter into a large resealable plastic bag; snip off one corner of the bag. Pipe batter into the prepared pan, filling rings about half full. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 2 minutes.* Invert doughnuts onto rack. Cool pan and spray with nonstick cooking spray between batches. To coat doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze and/or Powdered Sugar Glaze, cool doughnuts completely. Spoon or spread glaze atop doughnuts, allowing excess to drip off. Place doughnuts, glazed sides up, on wire racks. If desired, top with sprinkles. Let stand until glaze is set. To coat doughnuts with granulated sugar and/or powdered sugar, place sugar in a resealable plastic bag. Working in batches, add hot doughnuts to bag. Seal bag; shake gently to coat. Chocolate Glaze In a small saucepan combine chocolate and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until melted. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla until combined. Stir in enough hot water to make a thick glaze. If necessary, as glaze stands, stir in additional hot water to thin to its original consistency. Makes about 1-1/2 cups. Powdered Sugar Glaze In a large bowl stir together powdered sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla. Stir in enough milk to make a thick glaze of drizzling consistency. Makes about 1-1/2 cups. *Tip: For best results, don't skip the 2-minute cooling time before removing the doughnuts from the pan. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 157 Calories 7g Fat 24g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 157 % Daily Value * Total Fat 7g 9% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 15mg 5% Sodium 9mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 24g 9% Total Sugars 18g Protein 2g Calcium 20.2mg 2% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 53mg 1% Folate, total 8.1mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *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.