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Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Easy, fried chocolate doughnuts dunked in a smooth glaze. You will not be able to eat just one!

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Today, we are frying doughnuts….chocolate glazed doughnuts. 😍

Don’t be intimidated. They are easy!  But, they do take a little more time than your baked version. So, give yourself about a 2 hour window of time for these special treats.

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What Do I Need to Make Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts?

  • A large, heavy bottom, heat proof pot.
  • Electric Mixer + mixing bowl.
  • A standard mixing bowl + whisk.
  • Rolling pin.
  • Thermometer or a wooden spoon.
  • Doughnut cutter or a cup or cookie cutter. Something to cut out your doughnut dough.
  • Flour + Baking powder + Baking soda
  • Sugar
  • Salt + Butter.
  • Egg + Vanilla
  • Milk.
  • Plain Greek yogurt or sour cream.
  • Canola oil.
  • Powdered sugar.
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How to Make Doughnuts + a Few Tips:

  • Mix your dough. They key is not to over mix it. It’s fine if it’s a little lumpy.
  • Then, turn your dough on a well floured surface a few times. Roll it out to about 1/2 inch thick. Don’t be stingy with the flour! Your dough will be a bit sticky and it will help tremendously when rolling out. Just brush off any excess flour before frying.
  • Cut out the dough. For cutting out the dough..if you have a doughnut cutter, great, use that. I don’t have a doughnut cutter, so, I used the band from a medium size mason jar for the round portion and the top of a spice jar for the doughnuts holes. Worked just fine. You can also use a regular cookie cutter.
  • Let’s fry them! Be sure to keep track of your oil temperature. You do not want it too hot. Start frying once the oil temp is between 360-375 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer..stick the handle of a wooden spoon into the oil. If it’s ready, the oil will bubble around the handle.
  • Let the doughnuts cool a bit (they are hot!) before adding the glaze. You can just drizzle the glaze or dunk the tops into the glaze. Whatever works best for you.
  • With my cutter, I made approx 18 doughnuts, plus, the holes from them. Your amount of doughnuts will depend on the size of your cutter.
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Yield: approx 18 med size doughnuts + doughnuts holes

Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

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Easy, fried chocolate doughnuts dunked in a smooth glaze. You will not be able to eat just one!

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 TBSP baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temperature
  • 2 TBSP plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • canola oil, for frying


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 TBSP milk


  1. In a bowl, whisk together egg, vanilla, milk and yogurt. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl,  mix together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Then, add in butter.
  4. Gradually, add in egg mixture and beat until combined.
  5. Let dough rest for 15 minutes.
  6. On a well floured surface, turn dough out.  Roll dough out to approx 1/2 inch thick.  Cut out dough with doughnut cutter or glass/lid.
  7. In a large, heat proof pot, pour in oil.  You will need to have approx 2-3 inches of oil in the pot. Heat oil until it reaches 360-375 degrees.
  8. Drop doughnuts and doughnut holes into hot oil. Work in batches of about 3-4 doughnuts. Do not overcrowd your pot.
  9. Cook each for only 1-2 minutes on each side.
  10. Remove from hot oil and let doughnuts drain on a plate lined well with paper towels.
  11. Let doughnuts cool before adding glaze.


  1. Whisk together powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Adjust ingredients to achieve your desired consistency.
  2. .Drizzle glaze on top of doughnuts or dunk tops to coat completely.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 3g

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Miz Helen

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

This made me so hungry for one or two of your awesome doughnuts! Hope you are having a good week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday! Miz Helen

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