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Close-up of mini chocolate donuts on a wooden board with sprinkles all around.

Mini Chocolate Donuts

These Mini Chocolate Donuts are like little bites of heaven! The baked donuts are incredibly easy to make and are fun to decorate for any party or special occasion. Just add sprinkles!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Donuts, Chocolate Desserts, Mini Desserts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Makes: 2 dozen
Author: Sues


  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Icing (recipe below)
  • Sprinkles, if desired

Chocolate Icing

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp whole milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly spray or brush a mini doughnut pan with cooking oil.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add lightly beaten egg, milk, melted butter, and vanilla to flour mixture and stir until just combined, taking care not to over-mix.
  • Fill each cavity in the mini doughnut pan about ¾ of the way with batter. I like to put batter in a plastic bag, cut off the corner, and squeeze the batter into the doughnut pan (you can also use a pastry bag).
  • Bake donuts for 6-8 minutes, until they're light and springy to the touch. Let cool in the pan for a few minutes and then remove to cool completely on wire rack (you may need to run a knife around donut pan to loosen donuts). Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Once cooled, dip donuts upside down in chocolate icing. Set on wire rack with waxed or parchment paper set underneath and top with sprinkles if using.

Chocolate Icing

  • Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and stir to combine. If icing is too thick, add additional milk a little at a time.

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