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Baked chocolate crumb donuts make such an indulgent breakfast or brunch treat!  These are moist and tender, with tons of deep chocolate flavor.  

Baked Chocolate Crumb Donuts: the most chocolate-y cake donuts ever! I loved the crumb version but the glazed was really good too and so was the plain chocolate!

Good Tuesday morning, my friend!  Did you catch my Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe yesterday?  What a great way to kick off a new fall week.

And today we have baked chocolate crumb donuts!  I know I usually only post twice a week, but there are just SO many great things to bake in fall and winter, I have decided to step it up to three recipes throughout the next few months.  If you are an email subscriber and that feels like a bit much for your inbox, please shoot me an email or leave a comment at the bottom of this post.  I can set up a new system where you just get one big email at the end of each week, if there’s enough of a demand for that.

One of my all-time favorite recipes on this site is for Homemade Crumb Donuts.  They’re tender as can be, baked with sour cream and a hint of nutmeg, plus a cinnamon-y glaze and a crumbly streusel topping.  I love making (and eating) them, and so do my kids.  They were patterned after the Entenmann’s kind that you can buy at convenience stores.  (Way better though!)  And since they also have a chocolate crumb donut variety, I figured I should too.

The most chocolate-y baked donuts ever! I loved the crumb version but the glazed was really good too, and so was the plain chocolate!

I am so glad I gave this a whirl because I think I might love them even more than the regular kind.  There is just something about the way that crusty exterior gives way to the most tender, moist chocolate cake donut.

The donut batter is super simple and it whips up in a snap.  While the donuts bake in the oven, stir together a quick vanilla glaze and mix up the chocolate streusel crumbs.  Once the donuts are cool enough to handle, dunk them in the glaze and press the crumb mixture all over them.  A dusting of powdered sugar is all the adornment they need.

The most chocolate-y baked donuts ever! I loved the crumb version but the glazed was really good too, and so was the plain chocolate!

I decided to leave some of my chocolate cake donuts plain, and some just got the vanilla glaze.  They were all good, regardless.  So feel free to leave off any of the extras- they’ll still knock your socks off, even without!

The most chocolate-y baked donuts ever! I loved the crumb version but the glazed was really good too, and so was the plain chocolate!

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Chocolate Crumb Donuts
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
39 mins
 

Baked chocolate crumb donuts make such an indulgent breakfast or brunch treat! These are moist and tender, with tons of deep chocolate flavor.

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate, crumb, Donuts, doughnuts
Servings: 6 donuts
Calories: 738 kcal
Ingredients
For the baked chocolate donuts
For the glaze
For the chocolate crumb topping
Instructions
To make the baked chocolate donuts:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly mist a donut pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the flour, cocoas, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.  
  3. In a smaller bowl, mix the sour cream, sugar, oil, egg, and vanilla together.  
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and fold together just until combined (batter will be thick and lumpy).  
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake the donuts for 12 to 14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the thickest part of a donut comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.  
  6. Cool on a wire rack, then glaze and coat with chocolate crumb topping.
To make the glaze:
  1. Stir the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla together in a medium bowl.
To make the chocolate crumb topping:
  1. Melt the butter in a medium pot over low heat.  
  2. Add the flour, sugar, cocoa, and salt, and toss together with a fork until crumbly.  
  3. Press the crumb topping into the glaze while still wet.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Crumb Donuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 738 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 320mg 13%
Potassium 279mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 107g 36%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 64g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 12.9%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 6.1%
Iron 22.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The most chocolate-y baked donuts ever! I loved the crumb version but the glazed was really good too, and so was the plain chocolate!