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Homemade Chocolate Glazed Donuts With Sprinkles

I honestly feel like this post doesn’t even need an introduction. I mean, it’s a donut recipe! You don’t get better than donuts!

But, I’m going to give you an introduction anyways!

When I was younger, my mom would take me and my sister to get a donut every Friday morning, we called it, “Donut Friday!” Donut Friday was the best because my mom would let us pick out whatever donut we wanted, which is the best way to start off your morning!

It may not be Friday, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to enjoy these donuts any less!

I’m using a special glaze for these donuts because the donuts we used to get as children didn’t have a hard crunchy chocolate glaze, it was a softer glaze. However, you could totally just dunk the donuts into melted chocolate chips and that would definitely work as well! I like this glaze because it does set up, but is still soft enough to get a good bite in.

One side note to the recipe, I used sour cream for this recipe, but you could also substitute equal parts sour cream to plain Greek yogurt if you wanted to feel a little bit healthier!

On another note, for the glaze, I added heavy cream because I like the richness it adds to the glaze. If you don’t have heavy cream, you can just add milk, but you may not need as much since milk is a bit thinner than heavy cream!


2 cups of flour

3/4 cup of sugar

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of vanilla

2 eggs

2 tablespoons of butter, melted

1/2 cup of sour cream

1/2 cup of milk

Chocolate Glaze:

1 and 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

1/4 cup of cocoa powder

2 tablespoons of heavy cream

2-3 tablespoons of milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla

Splash of vanilla

1/4 teaspoon of vanilla


To begin, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together.

In a large measuring cup, add sour cream and milk. Whisk together until there are no more clumps. Then, add in vanilla, eggs, and the melted butter.

Slowly, add the wet ingredients to the dry mixture. Mix together, until just combined! You don’t want to overmix the batter!

Then, add the mixture to a piping bag. I like to lightly spray the donut pans with cooking spray and then wipe out some so it doesn’t burn. Using the piping bag, pipe the batter until it’s just half full.

Put the donut trays in the oven and bake for about 7-9 minutes. The donuts will be puffed up and golden, or a toothpick inserted should come out clean!

While the donuts cool, it’s time to make the glaze!

Add cocoa powder and powdered sugar to a bowl and whisk together. Add in vanilla, heavy cream, and milk. Stir together.

Take one donut, dip the top half of the donut into the glaze, and gently shake the donut for the extra glaze to slide off!

Then add a generous topping of sprinkles and allow the glaze to set up!

Voila! A perfect dozen donuts ready to be consumed!

It’s easier than you thought it was to have homemade donuts, right?!? So easy, so delicious, and everyone will be impressed when you tell them you made donuts from scratch!

-Holly Michelle

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