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Baked Old Fashioned Chocolate Donut Holes

Baked Old Fashioned Chocolate Donut Holes

Moist, soft, sweet and chocolatey. Everything you want in old fashioned glazed chocolate donut holes, kissed with a touch of espresso.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 45 Donut Holes
Author Nate


Donut Batter

  • 1 cup AP flour
  • 1 cup Cake flour
  • 1/2 cup special dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 each egg
  • 1 each egg yolk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup whole milk

Donut Glaze

  • 3 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup hot water minus 1 Tbsp


Donut Batter

  1. In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients of the two flours, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, sugar, nutmeg and instant espresso.

  2. In a separate bowl combine the melted but cool butter, milk, sour cream, eggs and vanilla.

  3. Gently add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until they just come together.

  4. Scoop batter into pan cavities and place in preheated 350° oven for 14 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.


  1. Place powdered sugar in bowl with vanilla and corn syrup.

  2. Add just as much hot water as you want to achieve the glace consistency you want. I used the 1/3 cup minus 1 Tbsp.

  3. Dip each donut hole in glace and place bottom side down back on cooling rack. Allow glaze to cool and harden before transferring to serving plate.

  4. Enjoy!