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May 18, 2016

Homemade Chocolate Glazed Donuts | Hot, Fresh, Dripping Chocolate Glazed Donut Recipe

I hope you don't have any plans this Saturday morning.

Because you do now.  You will be making homemade chocolate glazed donuts.

If you do already have plans, you should make these for dessert on Friday night... an ah-mazing treat for your friends.  

I've made homemade donuts before out of store-bought biscuit dough.  They are really great, but in their own unique way.  They aren't quite the light and fluffy donut you'd find in a bakery.  So, I decided to attempt to replicate one of our donut shop favorites : The Round-John, as they're called around our house (because they are of the same make up of a chocolate Long John, but round in shape, and not to be confused with a glazed chocolate donut which is chocolate dough with regular glaze... which happened once and resulted in an immediate trip back to the donut shop).

Here's the best part - they are made from one of my most favorite products : Frozen Bread Dough.  You may remember that I use frozen dough to make soooo many things... 'homemade' cinnamon rolls, pizza bread, monkey bread, etc.  Fore the glaze, I used my Warm Chocolate Icing Recipe from the chocolate sheet cake post.

I really hope you take the time to make these some weekend - it is a fun process to do with your family.  I have great memories of making donuts with my Grannie on the weekends.  I remember thinking how amazing it was that I could top them with anything I wanted.  Unleashing creativity starts early.

Homemade Donuts
with a chocolate glaze

1 loaf of thawed but still cold frozen bread dough loaf or rolls (Rhodes brand is what I use)
vegetable oil

Thaw the frozen bread dough over night in the refrigerator or with the defrost method in your microwave.  Cut the loaf into 12 equal sections, or use the individual rolls to form donuts.

Poke a whole in the middle of each section, then stick a finger from each hand in the hole and sort of wind them, stretching the center hole.  Place them on a greased baking sheet.  If you want to get extra fancy, you can use the Donut Cutters from my store.  They come in two sizes... and you'll get the holes!

Spray a piece of plastic wrap with non-stick spray, then cover the donuts and let them proof in a warm spot for 30 minutes.

Fry the donuts for just 30 second to a minute on each side, then remove and place on a paper towel lined tray.  Let cool slightly, then glaze while still warm.

 Warm Chocolate Glaze

1 stick butter
2-3  tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3-4 cups powdered sugar (desired consistency)

In a saucepan, melt 1 stick of butter.  Remove from heat and add cocoa.  Stir in milk vanilla and powdered sugar.  Start with 3 cups of powdered sugar, then add more if you'd like it to be thicker. 

 Here is the easy-to-pin step-by-step!

Find more Donut Supplies in my store for Baked and Old Fashion (fried...) Donuts : )





  1. My little man, Luka will love them!
    Beautiful photos!
    Have the best weekend!

  2. they look positively delish! i tried a few doughnut recipes last summer, both baked and fried {blogged about them here: } but our favorite homemade doughnuts have become pumpkin spice ones {recipe at the very end of this long post:} my boys request them weekly. I try to justify the indulgence by saying they have vegetables in them {pumpkin!}. haha! have a wonderful weekend, jenny.

  3. Kelly in Georgia8:24 AM

    I'm sitting here eating my Cheerios thinking how much more delicious those doughnuts would be! I tried some one time, but they were burnt in an instant. Tried again...shorter cooking time...real short. Those did a little better. I was using the "dough in the can", but I know these from the frozen bread dough would be much better. Do you have any idea how hot your grease is? Also, I am super happy to see your "photography" tab at the top of your site! Any idea when you will share how you get such gorgeous food photos??? Your photography is beautiful.

  4. Tessa- thanks! I'll have to look at those recipes!

    Kelly- I hope to start posting about photography next week. I will be the tips I've learned so far... My skills are definitely a work in progress. Thought if share my learning process with you!

  5. These are positively hunger-inducing!

  6. Looks amazing, I plan on making donuts for the first time over teh summer once I lose these last 20 pounds or so. I just want to be able to enjoy these great looking donuts.

  7. What oil do you use to fry them? :)

  8. Anonymous5:55 PM

    I am looking for a recipe where the raised doughnut has chocolate in the dough, and the glaze is clear. Why can't I find this recipe anywhere? I ate one in Denver, Colorado when I was 18 and haven't found one since. I am now 59 years old.....

  9. I never by chocolate glazed donuts...or donuts for that matter, but these look a-mazing

  10. If the oil temperature is too low, doughnuts will absorb the oil. If the temperature is too high, the doughnuts will brown too fast and may not be thoroughly cooked in the centers.

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  13. Anonymous7:02 PM

    These look delicious! I usually make baked doughnuts but was tempted to make these after. Great job, and beautiful pictures!

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  16. Anonymous6:57 AM

    My god, these donuts look heavenly! even more delicious then in papas donuteria game, I wish I was good enough to bake these, but the recipe looks simple enough, so i'm giving it a try lol and i'll let u know the results

  17. These donuts are a dream, I tried to do and I came home and my super good. My girls and husband were the most excited. I followed the recipe step by step as well presented to me it was easy preparation.

  18. yummy i wish i had some

  19. These look so yummy! I love the drippy chocolate!

  20. What a brilliant idea to use the burner on the grill!! I hate to fry anything in my kitchen because of the mess and the smell! I can't wait to try frying all kinds of things...outside!!��

  21. I've never tried making my own douhnuts before, sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing.



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