Triple Chocolate Baked Donuts

Talk about chocolate overload! These triple chocolate baked donuts are a dark chocolate lover’s dream. 

Triple Chocolate Baked Donuts. Baked chocolate donuts dipped in chocolate glaze topped with mini chocolate chip and cacao nibs.

If chocolate is the answer, I don’t need to know the question! 

These baked donuts feature chocolate three ways. Cocoa powder is used to flavor the baked donuts. Melted chocolate makes up the glaze. And for the grand finale, the chocolate dipped chocolate donuts are topped with a mixture of mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs.

Is that enough chocolate for you? 

Triple Chocolate Baked Donuts

Triple Chocolate Baked Donuts

Even one’s taste buds may change over the years, but one thing is definitely for sure. Chocolate makes everyone happy no matter what the age!

These are my chocolate on chocolate on chocolate baked donuts!  Yes, triple chocolate baked donuts.  

You would think triple chocolate means white, milk and dark chocolate- but not for these donuts.  These donuts a dark chocolate lover’s dream.

Triple Chocolate Baked Donuts

The baked donut is flavored with unsweetened cocoa powder and a hint of espresso.  The rich and silky glaze is made with semi-sweet chocolate.  And you get a choice of mini dark chocolate chips or raw cacao nibs to top the chocolate baked donuts.  

Like I said, dark chocolate overload!  The texture of the baked donut is like a cross between a brownie and a muffin.  They’re utterly delicious and perfect with a glass of milk or a pint of stout beer.

No matter how old my driver’s license claims I am, these triple chocolate baked donuts make me feel young and carefree.

Special Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Mini Donut Pan
  • Piping Bag
  • Plain Round Piping Tip (optional)
  • Double Boiler 

Mini Donut Pan

I use this mini donut pan that I purchased from Amazon. Although it has a nonstick coating, I still suggest applying nonstick cooking spray on the pan with each use. 

Piping Bag

Use a disposable piping bag or a reusable piping bag to make portioning out the donut batter easier. 

You may also use a large ziptop plastic bag with one end snipped off. 

Plain Round Piping Tip

Use of a piping tip is option. You can simply snip off the tip of the piping bag. However. use of a small round piping tip does allow for neater portioning. 

Double Boiler

You don’t need a fancy “double boiler.” You can easily make one by placing a heat safe bowl over a pot of water.

Use a bowl (glass or metal) to cover a sauce pot filled with about 1-inch of barely simmering water. Make sure bowl does not touch water. Slow melt chocolate mixture and stir often to ensure even melting.

Triple Chocolate Baked DonutsReady to try traditional fried donuts? Here are some great donut recipes for beginners:

  • Coconut Cake Donuts

These coconut cake doughnuts are topped with coconut milk glaze and a generous sprinkling of dried shredded coconut. The dough doesn’t require any yeast or chilling time! 

  • Peanut Butter Cake Doughnuts

Peanut butter cake doughnuts are dipped in dark chocolate glaze and topped with chopped honey roasted peanuts. It’s a rich and decadent sweet treat that pairs wonderfully with a tall glass of milk!

  • Banana Bread Donuts

It’s like banana bread… only fried! These banana bread donuts are fried to a golden crisp, dipped in sweet glaze, and topped with chopped walnuts.

Triple Chocolate Baked Donuts

Talk about chocolate overload! These triple chocolate baked donuts are a dark chocolate lover's dream. It starts with a brownie-muffin like chocolate donuts, followed by a rich and silky chocolate glaze, and one's choice of mini dark chocolate chips or raw cacao nibs. It's the ultimate little treats for your Valentine!

Servings 24 mini donuts
Author Maryanne Cabrera


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 6 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 Tablespoon light corn syrup
  • mini chocolate chips, for topping
  • cacao nibs, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Prepare a piping bag fitted with a small round tip.  Lightly grease mini donut pan with cooking spray.  Set aside.

  2. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and espresso powder. Place in a medium bowl and whisk in sugar. Set aside.

  3. Whisk together melted butter, egg, milk and vanilla. Add wet mixture to bowl of dry ingredients. Stir to combine and mix until there no longer any dry streaks of flour.

  4. Fill prepared piping bag with batter. Pipe batter into prepared donut pans, filling molds a little over half full. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool in pan for 2 minutes before unmolding. Let donuts cool on wire rack before dipping in glaze.

Chocolate Glaze:

  1. In a double boiler over simmering water, place bowl of chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup.  Stir until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth.  Remove from heat.  Dip one side of cooled donuts in chocolate glaze.  Top with mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs.

Recipe Notes

Chocolate glaze will remain silky and smooth, meaning you cannot stack the glazed donuts.

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ines oliveira @ between kitchens

Oh my, these donuts look so gorgeous and decadent! A brownie-muffin-donut sounds exactly like what I am in need of right now! And the glaze makes them look even more tempting!
Have a nice week!

Kathleen @ yummy crumble

yes!!! I will be 32 next week. It totally sneaks up on you and it sucks. That’s putting it lightly. These donuts look to die for

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You had me at triple chocolate. And of course I can’t pass up on a baked donut. These look phenomenal!

Sarah @ SnixyKitchen

I want to travel back in time with you, k? (Just over a month until I’m 30! Eep!). More chocolate donuts please.

    Maryanne Cabrera

    Deal. Once I find that time machine, we’re going back to the 90s!

Eden Passante

Chocolate overload!! Love it! They look SO good!


Hello! I don’t have a donut tin. Can I make it in a muffin tin?

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