Chocolate Peppermint Donuts #ChristmasWeek #Giveaway

Baked Chocolate Peppermint Donuts make a delicious sweet treat to enjoy during the holidays this year. 

Chocolate Peppermint Donuts Welcome to Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.


Last week when I said I was getting more into the holiday spirit, specifically Christmas  this year I was not lying.  This week, I have 3 new fantastic recipes to share with you as part of Christmas Week that are not only perfect for your Christmas celebrations but anytime this holiday season (or year round)!

Chocolate Peppermint Donuts The first thing that comes to mind with Christmas for me is candy canes, the next after that would be chocolate. Since peppermint and chocolate seem to go hand in hand not only with the winter months but holiday cheer in general, I figured some baked donuts were in order.   

Unlike the baked donuts I made last time around, these guys are some seriously caky donuts.  If you are a Dunkin Donut fan, then I think you will love them.  Dense and chocolatey with a mint glaze and crushed peppermint candy garnish it’s the ultimate peppermint lovers treat. 

Chocolate Peppermint Donuts While the texture will never be the same as fried donuts, I love the ease and slightly less guilt of baked ones.  There is one thing I’ve learned about making baked donuts – eat them fresh! It seems that the next day the glaze essentially dissipates into the donut! I don’t know why and I haven’t figured out a reason to stop it yet, but if you do plan on keeping them the next day glaze them as needed.  


Chocolate Peppermint Donuts #ChristmasWeek
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    For the donuts:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • For the glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons mint extract
  • crushed peppermint candies


  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a 6 cavity donut pan with baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, buttermilk and eggs.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, mixing well until the flour is thoroughly combined. Make sure to scrape the sides and bottoms of the bowl.
  5. Fill the donut pans 2/3 of the way full with batter and smooth down the tops. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Carefully remove the donuts and let cool on a rack.
  7. Fill the donut pan with remaining batter and repeat.
  8. Once the donuts are completely cool, in a shallow bowl combine the confectioners sugar, cocoa powder and heavy cream. Whisk well to form a glaze. If it seems a little dry, add more heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time. Whisk in the mint extract.
  9. Dip donuts in the glaze and garnish with crushed peppermint candies.
Recipe Type: Dessert, Chocolate


Chocolate Peppermint Donuts

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43 thoughts on “Chocolate Peppermint Donuts #ChristmasWeek #Giveaway

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  8. Liz

    These are gorgeous, Susan! I don’t think we’d have any trouble dealing with leftovers…as they’d all disappear on the day they were made!

  9. Kim - Liv Life

    Peppermint and chocolate… perfection indeed!! My daughter is a true donut-aholic, and last Christmas I gave her a set of donut pans. I’m printing this for her… I have a feeling well will have our own Baked Chocolate Peppermint Donuts this weekend!! 🙂

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