Vegan chocolate donuts are rich, moist, delicious and so quick and easy to make. Topped with 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
You will find full instructions and measurements in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a summary of the process to go along with the process photos.
- They’re so easy to make!
- Sift all purpose flour and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl and add sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix together.
- Add soy milk, applesauce, melted coconut oil, vinegar 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.
- 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 and coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals bringing it out to stir every 30-seconds until melted.
- 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!
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.
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.
More Vegan Chocolate Desserts
- Vegan Chocolate Brownies
- Vegan Chocolate Tart
- Homemade Vegan Chocolate
- Vegan White Chocolate
- The Most Amazing Vegan Chocolate Cake
- Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
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Vegan Chocolate Donuts
For the Donuts:
For the Chocolate Topping:
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray two donut trays with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl and add the sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix together.
- Add soy milk, applesauce, coconut oil, vinegar and vanilla and whisk with a hand whisk briefly to remove any lumps. Don't overmix.
- Divide the batter evenly amongst the donut partitions on the two donut trays. 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.
- 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 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 them onto a parchment lined baking tray. 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.