Moist and delicious vegan chocolate donuts. Super quick and easy, rich and chocolatey and topped with melted chocolate and sprinkles.
Oh my! I think this is my favorite donut recipe ever!
Ever since I made my baked vegan donuts, I wanted to try making some vegan chocolate donuts.
And these are even better than I imagined. They’re kind of like chocolate cake donuts! And they’re topped with melted chocolate and sprinkles so basically they’re the best thing ever.
How To Make Vegan Chocolate Donuts
- They’re so easy to make!
- Sift all purpose flour into a mixing bowl and add cocoa powder (unsweetened), white sugar, baking soda and salt.
- Then add in some soy milk (can sub for another non-dairy milk too), apple cider vinegar, applesauce, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract and whisk it with a hand whisk briefly until combined. Don’t overmix.
- Spray two donut trays with non-stick spray and divide the batter evenly between them. The easiest way to get the batter into the donut trays neatly is to use a piping bag. You can also use a spoon but it’s a little more messy.
- Depending on how full you fill the donut trays you may get anywhere from 9-12 donuts. We got 12 but if you fill them a little more than we did it may be less.
- Place into the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 350°F.
- Transfer the cooked donuts to a wire cooling rack and let them cool before you do the topping.
- Place vegan chocolate chips or chopped up vegan chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and then microwave at 30-second intervals bringing it out to stir every 30-seconds until melted. Add in a little coconut oil and stir it in.
- Dip the donuts into the chocolate and then place them onto a parchment lined baking tray. Use a teaspoon to add sprinkles.
- Place into the fridge so that the chocolate can set and then serve!
Storing and Freezing
They are simply divine when fresh but will also keep covered in the fridge for up to a week. They are also freezer friendly if you want to freeze them.
Make them Gluten-Free
If you want to make these gluten-free then use a gluten-free all purpose flour blend such as Bob’s Red Mill gluten free all purpose baking flour.
More Vegan Chocolate Desserts!
- Vegan Chocolate Brownies
- Vegan Chocolate Tart
- Homemade Vegan Chocolate
- Vegan White Chocolate
- Dairy Free Chocolate Cake
- Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
Vegan Chocolate Donuts
For the Donuts:
For the Chocolate Topping:
- 1 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips (175g) or Chopped Vegan Chocolate
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Sift the flour and the cocoa powder into a mixing bowl and add the sugar, baking soda and salt.
- Add the soy milk (or other non-dairy milk), applesauce, coconut oil, vinegar and vanilla and whisk with a hand whisk briefly to remove any lumps. Don't overmix.
- Spray two donut trays with non-stick spray and divide the batter evenly among the donut rings. The easiest way to do this is to put the batter into a piping bag and then divide it evenly that way. Or you can use a spoon but it does get a little messy.
- Depending on how high you fill the donut rings you will get 9-12 donuts (we got 12 but filling the donut rings a little more will get you around 9.)
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into one of the donuts comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven, allow to cool for a few minutes and then transfer them to a wire cooling rack.
- Allow to cool completely before adding the chocolate topping.
- Melt the chocolate by placing it in a microwave safe bowl along with the coconut oil and heating in 30 second intervals, bringing it out to stir every 30 seconds until completely melted. Dip the donuts into the melted chocolate and then place onto a parchment lined baking tray and use a teaspoon to add the sprinkles. When all the donuts are done, move the tray into the fridge briefly for the chocolate topping to set.
- Weigh your flour for the most accurate results, or use the spoon and level method for measuring flour using cups. Spoon it into your measuring cup and then level off the top with a knife. Don't scoop the flour or pack it into the cup.
- You can switch the melted coconut oil for a different oil if you prefer.
- The chocolate can either be vegan chocolate chips or any nice tasting vegan chocolate that you can just melt down for the topping.
- Nutritional information is for 1 donut of 12 with chocolate topping.
*This recipe was originally posted in 2017 and updated in 2019 with new photos and text.