Chocolate Donuts

Posted by in Chocolate Recipes on July 27 2008 | Leave A Comment

Every now and then, when school holidays are in session and my daughter is experiencing a rare lull between movies, playdates, sleepovers and outings, we like to cook. No surprises that most of my recipes feature chocolate. This makes 24 small donuts and aren’t too sinful.


  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup of caster sugar (fine white sugar)
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Chocolate Icing

  • 1 cup of dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • A bowl full of Sprinkles


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and stir in the sugar.
    In a separate bow, whisk together the eggs, milk, olive oil and vanilla. Add this to the dry ingredients and stir until smooth.
  3. Fill two twelve-hole mini-donut pans (or one, in two batches) with the mixture and bake for around 8 minutes or until cooked (test by inserting a skewer into the centre of one – it’s cooked if it comes out clean). Allow to cool, then turn out on to a rack or board to cool properly.
  4. Then, over a simmering pan of water, place a smaller saucepan with the chopped chocolate. Stir continuously until it is completely melted.
  5. Remove from the water and either dip or spread your donuts with the chocolate and coat with the sprinkles. Place in the refrigerator for a few minutes and then enjoy. These little babies are best enjoyed within a day or two of making. Big and little kids love them.

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