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A donut with peanut butter icing on a cooling wire rack.

Baked Chocolate Cake Donuts with Peanut Butter Glaze

Two of my favorite flavors - chocolate and peanut butter!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword donuts, easy breakfast recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 donuts
Calories 200kcal


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:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a donut pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa, and salt.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the buttermilk, egg, vanilla, and butter.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir with a wooden spoon until fully incorporated.
  • Fill the donut pan and bake for 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

To make the glaze:

  • In a small sauce pan, heat the butter and peanut butter until melted over low heat.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the powdered sugar and milk.
  • Dunk the donuts in the glaze when cool enough to handle.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.4mg