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Baked Vanilla Donuts with Vanilla and Chocolate Glaze

Baked vanilla donuts dipped in a vanilla glaze and then drenched in a chocolate glaze and topped with sprinkles.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 (recipe can be halved)
Calories 343kcal


For the donuts:

  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the vanilla glaze:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk

For the chocolate glaze:

  • ½ cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bittersweet or semisweet
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Sprinkles for garnish


For the donuts:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter or spray two 6-count donut pans and set aside. Set a wire rack over a baking sheet that has been lined with foil or parchment paper (this will make for easy clean up later), set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, sprinkle the yeast over the warm water and set aside for several minutes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until combined. Set aside.
  • Add the eggs, yogurt, melted butter and vanilla extract to the yeast mixture and whisk until combined. Add to the flour mixture and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Spoon the batter into the donut pans filling each a little more than half full. Bake until they spring back when touched and they are golden brown, about 12-14 minutes. Allow the donuts to cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove from the pan and set the donuts on the prepared wire rack to continue cooling. Cool completely before frosting.

For the vanilla glaze:

  • Combine all ingredients (beginning with only 2 tablespoons of milk) in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth. Add another tablespoon or so of milk, if needed, to thin it out.
  • Place a donut in the vanilla glaze and flip it around several times to coat it completely. Return to the wire rack and allow the glaze to harden, about 15-20 minutes before topping with the chocolate glaze.

For the chocolate glaze:

  • In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the chocolate and butter. Once melted, remove from the heat and add the powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Whisk until completely smooth. If you’d like the glaze to be thicker, add a little more powdered sugar. If you’d like it thinner, add a little bit more milk.
  • Use a spoon to pour some of the chocolate glaze over the top of each donut, allowing it to drip down the sides. Immediately top with sprinkles (if using). Allow the glaze to firm up on the donuts before serving.


Recipe adapted from The Kitchn


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1.1mg