Chocolate Chip Donuts

Today I bring you to chocolate chip chocolate frosted donuts. These baked little circles of yumminess are full of that vanilla cakey donut flavor and topped with a very decadent glaze, which will transport you back to your childhood instantly! As National Donut Day is upon us, is there a better way to celebrate than making your own crowd pleasing old favorite? I bet that you can't eat just one!

Artisan donut shops are hard to come by down here in West Virginia, which is, interestingly enough, something that I knew quite well back in Maine. Although I have never been known to pass up a Boston Creme Pie donut from Dunkin Donuts, the more unique potato donuts from The Holy Donut or just racks of them from Tony's are what my heart truly misses. Whether it's a mojito donut or a blueberries and cream stuffed donut, the choices are endless and I will gladly eat them all! But isn't that how I am with all sweets?...

So, as my little trip up to Maine this weekend falls one day short of National Donut Day, I thought it was only appropriate to make my own special treats to enjoy not only on this beautiful holiday but now any and all days of the year!

....Yes, I am still having my little brother go to all of the Dunkin Donuts around to get some free donuts for me, so it will be more like National Donut Weekend....

Whether or not you have a local pastry shop with some delicious jam-filled, sprinkle loaded, or even traditional style donuts, you can now make your own in honor of this glorious day!


Flour—8 oz, or 1 ½ C

Baking Powder—0.15 oz, or ¾ tsp

Baking Soda—0.1 oz, or ¼ tsp

Salt—0.5 oz, or ¼ tsp

Butter(melted)—1 oz, or 2 TBL

Canola Oil—1 oz, or 1/8 C

Sugar—2.6 oz, or 1/3 C + 1 tsp

Brown Sugar—0.6 oz, or 1 TBL


Vanilla—0.15 oz, or 1 tsp

Milk—3.75 o, or ½ C

Chocolate Chips—3 oz, or ½ C



Preheat your oven to 425˚F.

Spray your donut pan with nonstick spray.

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter, oil and both sugars.

Add the egg to the bowl with the wet ingredients.

Alternating between the milk and the dry ingredients, slowly add them to the wet ingredients, making sure all is fully incorporated after each addition.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Put all of your batter into a piping bag (a gallon ziplock works as well!), and pipe each donut cup about ½ full, making not to overfill or you will lose the middle of your donut while baking!

Put into the preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes.

You will know when the donuts are finished by checking to see if the cake springs back when touched.

Remove from the oven, and immediately invert onto your cooling rack, allowing for the donuts to come out of the pan and cool completely.

glaze ingredients

Butter—1 oz, or 2 TBL

Milk Chocolate Chips—3 oz, or ½ C

Corn Syrup—1 oz, or 1 TBL


Put all of your ingredients into a small bowl.

Heat water in a small pot over the stove; place your bowl on top to create a double boiler.

Stir until all has melted.

Dip your donuts in the chocolate glaze and enjoy!

Look at all of the shiny, drippy goodness!

Bon Appétit!