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zoomed in shot of a hand holding a death by dark chocolate donut with a platter of more donuts and a towel next to it in the background.

Death By Dark Chocolate Donuts

Dark chocolate on top. Dark chocolate everywhere! A dozen Death By Dark Chocolate Donuts are perfect for your Halloween breakfast table.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings 12 donuts


  • donut baking pan
  • large ziploc bag


Dark Chocolate Donut

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 plus 2 Tbs cup milk add 1/2 cup when you mix batter at first, then 1/4 cup when you add the melted dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Dark Chocolate Glaze

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk


Dark Chocolate Donuts

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl add the base of your donut which is everything but the 2 Tbs milk, chocolate chips, and butter. Stir by either using a mixer or by hand with a wooden spoon. Consistency will be slightly dry.
    2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 3/4 plus 2 Tbs cup milk
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add the dark chocolate chips, 2 Tbs milk, and 2 Tbs butter. Put in the microwave for around 4o seconds.
    2 tablespoons butter, melted, 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Take out the dish using a towel or oven mitt. Stir to combine everything together.
  • Add the melted dark chocolate to the donut base.
  • Add another 1/4 cup of milk to the base then mix everything together again.
  • Grease a donut pan.
  • Place the donut batter into a large plastic Ziploc bag. Cut the tip of one corner off the bag to create a piping bag.
  • Fill each donut well with batter.
  • Then put these into the oven for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Once baked take out of the oven and place on wax paper or alumium foil to cool.
  • Repeat the steps for the additional 6 donuts.

Dark Chocolate Glaze

  • Melt dark chocolate chips with milk for 40 seconds. Stir to combine.
    1/4 cup dark chocolate chips, 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • Dip the top of the donuts into the delicious topping. Set back on the foil to let the frosting completely cool.