Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts with Peanut Butter Glaze

It wouldn’t be a proper Chocolate Peanut Butter Week without a breakfast recipe, am I right?

Of course I am.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Luckily, peanut butter is full of protein! And chocolate has antioxidants (I think). And there is milk in this recipe, so you’re getting some dairy. And flour for your grains!

Totally reasonable and healthy breakfast right here, folks.

Eat ’em up!


Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts with Peanut Butter Glaze

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 8 donuts
Calories: 200 kcal

Two of my favorite flavors - chocolate and peanut butter!


For the donuts:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or regular milk with a teaspoon of white vinegar added
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons butter melted
For the glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk or cream


To make the donuts:
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a donut pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa, and salt.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk, egg, vanilla, and butter.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir with a wooden spoon until fully incorporated.
  5. Fill the donut pan and bake for 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
To make the glaze:
  1. In a small sauce pan, heat the butter and peanut butter until melted over low heat.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar and milk.
  3. Dunk the donuts in the glaze when cool enough to handle.
Nutrition Facts
Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts with Peanut Butter Glaze
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 239mg10%
Potassium 188mg5%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Calcium 53mg5%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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