Old Fashioned Chocolate Doughnut Cakes for the Holidays

It’s the last night of Hanukkah and I had promised last week to provide a variation in doughnut recipes which is a bit easier and chocolatier. I think Old Fashioned Chocolate Doughnut Cakes are simply divine in the winter time to enjoy fresh out of the oven with hot chocolate or a cup of warm apple cider. To me it simply speaks of childhood laughter and giggles during the season of merriment by the fire place.

This Old Fashioned Chocolate Doughnut Cake is extremely soft and melts in your mouth. It is so simple to make with sour cream rather than yeast and comes out cake like. The best part is that it is baked and requires no frying. The doughnuts are covered in a thick luscious glaze that is just as easy to make as well.

chocolate doughnutsOld Fashioned Chocolate Doughnut Cake


Makes 6 Doughnuts


1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 cup cocoa powder
1/8 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)                                                                                            1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
3 tablespoons sour cream
1/8 cup milk
1/8 cup vegetable oil


1 cup powdered sugar                                                                                                                        3 tablespoon milk



Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, nutmeg, chocolate chips, and baking soda.
In a small bowl, beat together the vanilla, egg, sour cream, milk, and oil.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined.
Spoon in a greased donut pan.
Bake for 8 minutes or until the tops spring back when you touch them.
Let the donuts cool in the pan before glazing.

choclate doughnut


Combine the sugar and milk until well combined. Remove from the heat. Dunk the donuts in the glaze to fully coat the top, or the entire doughnut if desired, and place on a wire rack to set.

Serve once the glaze has set.

Note: I used handmade doughnut molds rather than a doughnut pan to give the doughnuts a more old fashioned and imperfect look.


old fashioned doughnut


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